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Old 07-08-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default BWD XR-Mantis Prototype Chassis Kit...All New!

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

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

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Old 07-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
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OMG. 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

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Wow *picks jaw up off floor* i want one.......
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Very slick looking
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Nice work Don!
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That looks awesome!
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BEAUTIFUL
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I almost threw my computer monitor out the window! that's amazing!!! Interesting to see a part sprung and torsion MOA chassis
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All i can say is SPEECHLESS!!! Amazing work Don
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You never cease to amaze me don!!!!
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Now that is wicked sweeeeeeeeeeetttt right there!!! the things that make you go !! Can't wait to see it in action on some rocks!
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I could see that replacing my XR-Wedge.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:08 AM   #13
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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.
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That looks killer man!
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holy mother ......... chit that looks sweet!!!!!

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

I WANT ONE!!!
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Pretty darn sexy bro !
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Sofa King we Todd Ed.

In a really, really good way.

Do those rims hold slugs?
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Have you got any flex pics?
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:18 AM   #19
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Very cool Don. Way to breathe new life into an old classic. I see it is sporting a pair of Khaos Claws too
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Very cool man!
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