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billet works 07-08-2011 09:08 PM

BWD XR-Mantis Prototype Chassis Kit...All New!
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As most of you who have been around a while know, I worked with H3RESQ a few years back on a production version of his Mantis chassis design - half torsion/half 4 link chassis setup. Well, being that I like to explore different concepts, especially those outside of the norm, I've made some ground on an all new Mantis that I've redesigned from the ground up, while still based on the original concept.

Anyway, more details will follow but here's a few pics of the first semi-close prototype :mrgreen:

This new version is very light weight and eliminates the axle wrap found in the old production Mantis. It also uses equal length front upper/lower links standard.

I'll post pics of it "Dubbed" with the new XR-M bodiless top this weekend if time allows.

Mantis Vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMUw8wHOQ0w

Build instructions http://billet-works.com/build_instructions_-_xr_mantis


Jeepkid 07-08-2011 09:19 PM

OMG.:shock: Now that is sexy
Let me test that for you. Please.....
Just kidding, I know you got your team drivers for that.
Well done Don

DioptricStraw 07-08-2011 09:21 PM


Wow *picks jaw up off floor* i want one.......

ManiacMagoo 07-08-2011 09:21 PM

Very slick looking "thumbsup"

JeremyH 07-08-2011 09:22 PM

Nice work Don! "thumbsup"

jwr 07-08-2011 09:23 PM

That looks awesome!

kurtus 07-08-2011 09:41 PM


Crawling Calvin 07-08-2011 09:46 PM

I almost threw my computer monitor out the window! that's amazing!!! Interesting to see a part sprung and torsion MOA chassis "thumbsup"

losiking1 07-08-2011 09:59 PM

All i can say is SPEECHLESS!!! Amazing work Don"thumbsup""thumbsup"

Chaotic Crawlers 07-08-2011 10:26 PM

You never cease to amaze me don!!!!"thumbsup"

Jwatts 07-08-2011 10:30 PM

Now that is wicked sweeeeeeeeeeetttt right there!!! the things that make you go :shock:!! "thumbsup""thumbsup" Can't wait to see it in action on some rocks!

Omega-Tron 07-08-2011 10:58 PM

I could see that replacing my XR-Wedge. :mrgreen:

Colby 07-08-2011 11:08 PM

Man that looks so much cooler than the old mantis! Its a totally different performing rig than everyone may think. Cant wait to see how the XR version works with the lighter axles. "thumbsup"

Gerry 07-08-2011 11:22 PM

That looks killer man! "thumbsup"

strawb 07-08-2011 11:23 PM

holy mother ......... chit that looks sweet!!!!!

plus knowing BWD ...... the price on this is definitely gonna be competitive!!!!!!!!


SACCO 07-09-2011 03:15 AM

Pretty darn sexy bro !

TSK 07-09-2011 03:20 AM

Sofa King we Todd Ed.

In a really, really good way.

Do those rims hold slugs?

ManxCrawler 07-09-2011 03:43 AM

Have you got any flex pics?

Highlucks 07-09-2011 04:18 AM

Very cool Don. Way to breathe new life into an old classic. I see it is sporting a pair of Khaos Claws too"thumbsup"

darkmanx 07-09-2011 06:54 AM

Very cool man!

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