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Old 08-04-2019, 07:22 PM   #1
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Just curious does anyone have a steel frame on their wraith??
I like the idea but I donít see any where to attach the panels
I have done the fastback mod but I butchered the frame (I used a dremel which melted the plastic frame causing me to have more to clean up, I should have used a saw) however I havenít purchased the stock links for it yet because the cheapest Iíve found them is $17 Australian. I also want a new front bumper and that is $67 +tax Australian


The links + the bumper comes up to $84 and the frame is only $40.02 with the two mods I want however Iím torn because I see no way of attaching the panels (I also want to be able to put the interior back in)
Hereís the frame Iím looking at


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Steel-Fr...t/173834942748

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Old 08-04-2019, 08:54 PM   #2
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i just got a fully metal frame for my wraith and i love it the set i got came with little clips and screws to mount the body it also comes with a roof rack and lights i didnt like the look or idea of having a roof rack ontop of the truck with lights on it because they would break to quick so instead i mounted the roof rack with the lights attached to it upside down on the inside of the truck like under the roof all leave a link to the set i got https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Xtra-Speed-M...72.m2749.l2649 i love it it made my truck crawler much better because my suspension actually gets to do its job now the only thing i dont like about it is that there is not mount in the front of the truck for the little receiver box what i did for mine is i used the old battery tray from my orignal frame and mounted it in the same spot as it comes stock and i just mounted the box there one other thing i really liked about it is that the positioning of the shock mounts on the chassis made it so my truck now has almost a extra half inch of clearance the chassis you posted was the one i was going to buy until i found the set in the link i just didnt like how long the other one was and looking at it i was very skeptial about my 5000 3s fitting in the front i highly recommend this upgrade it is like night and day my truck easyily crawls over things that before were very hard obstacles if you end up getting the chassis you posted let me know how it is
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:59 PM   #3
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Just curious does anyone have a steel frame on their wraith??
I like the idea but I donít see any where to attach the panels
I have done the fastback mod but I butchered the frame (I used a dremel which melted the plastic frame causing me to have more to clean up, I should have used a saw) however I havenít purchased the stock links for it yet because the cheapest Iíve found them is $17 Australian. I also want a new front bumper and that is $67 +tax Australian


The links + the bumper comes up to $84 and the frame is only $40.02 with the two mods I want however Iím torn because I see no way of attaching the panels (I also want to be able to put the interior back in)
Hereís the frame Iím looking at


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Steel-Fr...t/173834942748

Please give me your opinions Iíll take all criticism good or bad





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also if i were you i would check the dimensions of the stock chassis compared to the one your looking at i found 2 chassis simalar style to the one you posted that were considerably smaller then the stock one length and width wise i know for sure that you can re install the interior into the chassis in the link i posted very easily too you can still run your battery upfront too by the way
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: Steel frame

The frame you've picked there builds something along the lines of a Southern Rock Bouncer style rig (not this exact one, just a pic I from Google) rather than replicating the Wraith frame.


The panels & interior could be easily anchored with small P-clips available from electrical hardware, sometimes general hardware & some auto parts stores.

If you've already done the Fast back mod to your Wraith & are looking for that style of chassis something like the replica's for the Bomber might be more in your market


for Axial RR10 #XS-59699, ,(XS-59699) by Xtra Speed V Metal Cage Chassis Black

Wraith cockpit, skid, links etc should all work the same.
Same problem of no panel mounts but P-clips will work exact same.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:58 PM   #5
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i just got a fully metal frame for my wraith and i love it the set i got came with little clips and screws to mount the body it also comes with a roof rack and lights i didnt like the look or idea of having a roof rack ontop of the truck with lights on it because they would break to quick so instead i mounted the roof rack with the lights attached to it upside down on the inside of the truck like under the roof all leave a link to the set i got https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Xtra-Speed-M...72.m2749.l2649 i love it it made my truck crawler much better because my suspension actually gets to do its job now the only thing i dont like about it is that there is not mount in the front of the truck for the little receiver box what i did for mine is i used the old battery tray from my orignal frame and mounted it in the same spot as it comes stock and i just mounted the box there one other thing i really liked about it is that the positioning of the shock mounts on the chassis made it so my truck now has almost a extra half inch of clearance the chassis you posted was the one i was going to buy until i found the set in the link i just didnt like how long the other one was and looking at it i was very skeptial about my 5000 3s fitting in the front i highly recommend this upgrade it is like night and day my truck easyily crawls over things that before were very hard obstacles if you end up getting the chassis you posted let me know how it is


Thanks for input.... I think Iíll do it


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Old 08-05-2019, 12:01 AM   #6
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also if i were you i would check the dimensions of the stock chassis compared to the one your looking at i found 2 chassis simalar style to the one you posted that were considerably smaller then the stock one length and width wise i know for sure that you can re install the interior into the chassis in the link i posted very easily too you can still run your battery upfront too by the way


No need to measure Iím going to get it...as mentioned above P clips will solve my problem with the panels


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Old 08-05-2019, 12:05 AM   #7
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The frame you've picked there builds something along the lines of a Southern Rock Bouncer style rig (not this exact one, just a pic I from Google) rather than replicating the Wraith frame.





The panels & interior could be easily anchored with small P-clips available from electrical hardware, sometimes general hardware & some auto parts stores.



If you've already done the Fast back mod to your Wraith & are looking for that style of chassis something like the replica's for the Bomber might be more in your market





for Axial RR10 #XS-59699, ,(XS-59699) by Xtra Speed V Metal Cage Chassis Black



Wraith cockpit, skid, links etc should all work the same.

Same problem of no panel mounts but P-clips will work exact same.


Thanks for your input the P clips are a great idea (I didnít think of them)
The bomber Iím not sure about, I think I want everything to bolt up (hopefully) with no dramas


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Thanks for your input the P clips are a great idea (I didnít think of them)
The bomber Iím not sure about, I think I want everything to bolt up (hopefully) with no dramas

Wraith stuff bolts in where Bomber stuff does, skid is slightly different but will still work.
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:12 AM   #9
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Ok...Iíll think about it


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Old 08-05-2019, 05:52 AM   #10
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If u get one can u please post pictures? I've been thinking of getting one for a while now.
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:11 PM   #11
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Yeah sure Iím only thinking about it wonít be for a while if it happens


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Old 08-06-2019, 07:46 PM   #12
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Well I done it (ordered the cage) but I wonít be able to inform you of itís performance as Iím in the middle of rebuilding my wraith

I was having trouble with it staying bound to the controller every time I would put the bind plug in the receiver I would lose all power and when I pulled the plug out the power would come back....weird. Iíve been around Rcís for a while now and never have come across this.

Well that inspired me to do a few mods.


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Old 08-06-2019, 10:24 PM   #13
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You should read through this thread - a nifty Wraith steel frame bouncer build by mewalsh100 - he used a similar pre-built tube frame:

Wraith based Rock Bouncer
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:35 AM   #14
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Thanks Iíll have a read


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You should read through this thread - a nifty Wraith steel frame bouncer build by mewalsh100 - he used a similar pre-built tube frame:

Wraith based Rock Bouncer


That was a good read...Iím even happier with my purchase now, because that cage was indentical


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Old 08-12-2019, 04:31 AM   #16
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Received this today
A Lot Better Quality Than I Expected For The Money


Got the interior all sorted out and put the running gear in for a look and discovered I canít use the wraith interior, the transmission tunnel is totally in wrong spot because I had to take a side of off (complete seat) to make it fit.



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Old 08-12-2019, 08:29 AM   #17
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i have a wraith and a bomber cage the wraith has about 2 years under its belly and it did pop a few welds but with the falls its taken and as much waight that it has behind it it has held up great
i havent built the bomner yet
i realy like when the cages start getting bent up alittle bit
the only down side i saw was the fact that the cages are justba hair smaller than the originals maybe anhalf inch all the way around and mine had a defect the skid brackets were welded on backwards so i had to modify it as the skid plate was too far back on the chassie
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:17 PM   #18
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I havenít noticed the skid plate as you mentioned, they are definitely smaller internally too the interior didnít have a hope in hell of fitting once I mocked up the transmission


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I am pretty sure the skid plate was just done wrong on the one i got i fix it though the 2 bomber cages look to be the size of the original wraith as my spawn interior fits realy nice and so dose the spawn body and there isent any problems with ether of the bomber cages that i can tell
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:14 AM   #20
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Cool.... Iíll look into that interior


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