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Old 05-28-2020, 07:26 AM   #1
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ive been looking around but haven't found anything conclusive. i have an old wraith but i wanna make something semi custom (like purchase carbon rails, skid plate etc ) for crawling. im tired of craming things into the cage and want to be able to put on a different body. has anyone done this without breaking the bank? if so can i see some examples or can u point be toward the parts needed? thanks in advance
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:52 AM   #2
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I donít know if itíll fit the bill, but you can get parts straight from axial to convert it to the 1.9 wraith setup. That will still have the cage. Now if youíre wanting to ditch the cage entirely, youíll looking to build what we call a ďwronchoĒ, and you can do tons of searching on that.
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Old 05-28-2020, 08:46 AM   #3
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I donít know if itíll fit the bill, but you can get parts straight from axial to convert it to the 1.9 wraith setup. That will still have the cage. Now if youíre wanting to ditch the cage entirely, youíll looking to build what we call a ďwronchoĒ, and you can do tons of searching on that.
yea i just wanna get rid of the cage but use the running gear
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:46 AM   #4
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Sounds like a Wroncho build.....


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Old 05-28-2020, 02:45 PM   #5
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Yeah I did something similar although still with a cage but wraith running gear
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Old 05-28-2020, 03:39 PM   #6
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Hey is this one of those Chinese cages for wraith you can find on eBay Ali express alibaba etc? I was thinking of getting one considering itís like 35£ delivered but Iím still on the edge whether itís worth it


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Old 05-28-2020, 04:32 PM   #7
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My Big F150 had a wraith skid, and Scx10 axles, Vaterra TH Trailing arms in the back, and a wraith interior Rc4wd 2 spd trans, Home made chassis, and Hpi shocks.

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Old 05-28-2020, 06:01 PM   #8
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BP customs has a frame kit for a wroncho type build.
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Old 05-28-2020, 06:10 PM   #9
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Heres a pic of mine, i really like it

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Old 05-28-2020, 06:17 PM   #10
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Will u be able to use the servo on axle?
What u have is sort of what i wanna do but i noticed the wronchos are high...can they be made to hug the ground?

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Old 05-28-2020, 07:09 PM   #11
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In my case ill have a friend modify the front cross member so a axle mounted servo will clear, it will also serve as a bumper/ mount. Keep in mind BP customs says these are builders parts so some amount of fab may be needed. As far as keeping it low it shouldn't be a problem
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the trx4 frame and wraith skid makes a good combo especialy if you want to run 2.2 wheels with big tires
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Hey is this one of those Chinese cages for wraith you can find on eBay Ali express alibaba etc? I was thinking of getting one considering itís like 35£ delivered but Iím still on the edge whether itís worth it


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Yep, I havenít run it seriously yet so canít comment my thought on performance yet
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Old 05-30-2020, 04:26 PM   #14
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Yep, I havenít run it seriously yet so canít comment my thought on performance yet

They look heavy and like they bring a bit of weight up top. Also Iím wondering how much suspension travel you get when they are set low. I imagine 3/4 of paint job will be gone with one tumble on rocks but Iím still tempted.

Please lemme know when you do some runs


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I'm a little late to the party on this one but I'm in the midst of building a wroncho with the BP custom chassis and wraith skid. I have a build thread going in the 2.2 section

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They look heavy and like they bring a bit of weight up top. Also Iím wondering how much suspension travel you get when they are set low. I imagine 3/4 of paint job will be gone with one tumble on rocks but Iím still tempted.

Please lemme know when you do some runs


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I still havenít got her running, canít decide on a motor, Iíve got a couple here but having trouble getting them to fit properly
Been pre-occupied with my other projects
As for the paint I donít really care, if they donít tumble your not driving it right
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Heres a pic of mine, i really like it




Think I'm going this route, do 110mm shocks work well?
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Think I'm going this route, do 110mm shocks work well?

Not sure, these are 100mm big bores.
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Old 01-08-2023, 01:10 PM   #19
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yea i just wanna get rid of the cage but use the running gear
Thatís fairly easy. Buy the frame rails of your choice, and re-use the axles and transmission. The SCX10 chassis works very well with the Wraith bits. 3-link or 4-link front.
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