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Old 03-28-2019, 12:36 AM   #1
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Hey whatís going on guys, been into Rcís for quite some time now. Raced everything from nitro stadium trucks to 1/5th scales and all in between. Decided to pick up a crawler and do some hiking and driving up here in the PNW.

Anyways I would have liked to pick up a kit but seeing as itís discontinued I opted for the spawn. I did a lot of reading on here and research before buying so I knew a couple things needed to happen right off the bat.

Unfortunately after my first test drive about 15-20 min the stock motor was toast.. contacted axial with no real resolution so I replaced it with an Rc4wd 35T because thatís what the LHS had in stock. I havenít had a chance to go test it yet though.

I started with an aluminum steering servo Horn and looking into a battery relocation. Iím running an EcoPower 2s 5000mah pack. Unfortunately the newest spawn version with the waterproof receiver box isnít so easy to relocate. I ended up cutting the receiver box mount for clearance and drilled a couple holes in the battery tray and secured with zip ties.
Next I used the SMT receiver box mount to relocate the receiver to the rear where the battery sat. It required the use of a servo extension for steering and will require another for the esc when I relocate it up front. I like the look of the box up high in the back, kind of like a tool or cargo box. The modification require was minimal only having to drill 2 holes and using some screws from the chassis brace removed in the battery shuffle.
Next I did the axial setup on the shocks, 3 hole pistons black springs and 30wt oil. I havenít had a chance to test it but I have a feeling I will go stiffer on the springs.
Anyways thatís a wrap for now, Iíve included some pics of the mods hope this helps someone out.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:04 AM   #2
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Looks nice. I just picked up a Spawn a few days ago, though I did own a Wraith Poison Spyder a few years ago so I'm somewhat familiar with the platform. I'll take a closer look at your pictures again to see whether I should consider relocating my electronics similarly. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to hearing what you have to say about the 35T motor.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:07 PM   #3
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Thank you,
I will see if I can get some better detailed pics of what I did, and I will report back how the motor does when I get out to test it.
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Old 03-30-2019, 11:05 PM   #4
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Looks nice. I just picked up a Spawn a few days ago, though I did own a Wraith Poison Spyder a few years ago so I'm somewhat familiar with the platform. I'll take a closer look at your pictures again to see whether I should consider relocating my electronics similarly. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to hearing what you have to say about the 35T motor.
So I took the wraith out this morning for about an hour on a little trail session. Iím running stock gearing 12-56 with a 35T rc4wd motor. It definitely doesnít have the speed of the stock motor which Iím good with. But it ran good doing some slow speed crawling mixed with high speed and tire spinning stuff. I donít have a temp gun but I felt the motor multiple times and it felt fine to me.

As for the suspension Iím pretty happy with it as well. I think Iíll run the light springs for a while and see how it goes.
When I got home my vanquish steering links showed up so I did some little changes and Iíll give her another run tomorrow.
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Wanted to update on the status of the burned up stock 20T motor. I reached out to horizon and the shipped me a new one so hats off to them!
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Wanted to update on the status of the burned up stock 20T motor. I reached out to horizon and the shipped me a new one so hats off to them!
Thatís great. I have always found Horizon has top-notch tech support.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:09 PM   #7
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Havenít posted in a while, havenít really had a chance to drive it with the weather. But I got the vanquish steering links setup as well as swapping out the stock shocks for some 110mm eBay dual rates with functional bypasses. Took it to high rocks up here in Gladstone and had a pretty good time. Surprisingly happy with the eBay shocks after a little setup
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:26 PM   #8
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