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winnerone23 11-20-2012 10:05 AM

its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Ok guys an gals, after a couple months of emails with J.D. and Don on board, the mini mantis will be gettin a full on build, test, an tune.. with big plans an many upgraded parts..
Parts list...
Bwd prototype mini mantis, with custom red cf skins
Bwd modlocks, with custom red cf beadlock rings
Bwd motor plate
Bwd bombproof shock/link mounts (atleast in the rear)

1.9 rivers, most likely 4.25" custom made by Hittman
foams are either goin to be CI single stage or custom dual disc foams by Rmdw

Electronics:
HH mini torque master
Tekin fx-r
Hitec 7950, with red cf servo guard
Either a cc bec or novak bec, depending on room..
Spektrum rx

Drive line:
Mrc pro axles
Mrc pro tranny
aluminium shocks up front with red mini-t springs an white jeepindoug cups
Xr axle mod with red vp chubs an knuckles
Mip drive shafts

It's here!

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...2AD11-orig.jpg

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...CE102-orig.jpg

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...A0FEC-orig.jpg

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...607B2-orig.jpg

A couple practice runs with the servo guards, but think red will be the way I'm goin.

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...0C81A-orig.jpg

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...90C62-orig.jpg

That's what I got for now, it will be a little slow off the get go, still have some parts to round up, but ill update as I move along.. "thumbsup"

RootBreaker 11-20-2012 10:14 AM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by winnerone23 (Post 4023995)

That's what I got for now, it will be a little slow off the get go, still have some parts to round up, but ill update as I move along.. "thumbsup"


errrr looks like u got almost enough for a roller on blocks!!!!!!!! MOCKUP!!! MOCKUP!!!!!!!!!! "thumbsup"

winnerone23 11-20-2012 10:25 AM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
LOL... I have tires an foams as well.. no blocks needed..
I just don't want to rush it too much... :mrgreen:

winnerone23 11-20-2012 12:54 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Here ya go rootbreaker... Impatient.. lol

So the chassis was pretty easy to put together, without instructions.. the topper spacers got moved a time or two, at first, then it started to take shape an worked its self out..

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...F0D16-orig.jpg

Front..

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...381DB-orig.jpg

Back...

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...4B7B3-orig.jpg

Top...

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...3E91C-orig.jpg

Finding link ends.. back with more..

EverettY 11-20-2012 01:13 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Very nice :) Can't wait to see what the wheels look like with the red CF :) Is that CF single or double sided? And were did you get it? Ebay?

Those red springs might be a little stiff... My bro ran his without springs and it worked amazing like that "thumbsup" Here's a link to his thread...

Link

winnerone23 11-20-2012 02:23 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
I can't wait to see the red cf beadlock rings either! Everything has two sides.... It's not shiny an dressed up on the inside, if that's what you mean.. no link needed for ur bro's pics, I have been all over norms build an see norms mini mantis in real life.. both mini chassis, made there way from nationals 2011 to P.A. 2012.. the two will get to comp against eachother and I will get pics for the thread..
Norm had his shocks stood straight up, front links on the outside of the chassis an some kind of internal spring. I'm goin for a more laid back shock, front uppers on the inside, so the spring will/should be fine with setup. If not ill work on it during the tuning part.. thanks Ev.

EverettY 11-20-2012 02:35 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Ahh ok sounds great! LOL of course it has two sides but ya I was asking if it was finished on both sides or just shiny on one... There is a place on ebay that does red CF double sided... but I'm guessing that's were you got it cause it looks exactly like the sample I got :)

Oh and take a picture of both of them side by side "thumbsup"

boosted4lyf 11-20-2012 02:48 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
I like the servo guard;-)

winnerone23 11-20-2012 06:15 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boosted4lyf (Post 4024452)
I like the servo guard;-)

This sweet a$$ build an all I get from you is a comment bout ur servo guard, I mean my servo guard in the pics! Ur cut off now.... lol...

Thanks, the two I made came out great! Soon soon..

boosted4lyf 11-20-2012 06:26 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by winnerone23 (Post 4024828)
This sweet a$$ build an all I get from you is a comment bout ur servo guard, I mean my servo guard in the pics! Ur cut off now.... lol...

Thanks, the two I made came out great! Soon soon..

:ror:I'm a man of few words, should be a pretty kick ass little build man. Me thinks we should call her the "barber pole". How are those wheels working out for ya?

winnerone23 11-20-2012 06:27 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Got a roller.. back to the build, I have a roller..

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...D8FE4-orig.jpg

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...43E45-orig.jpg

So I slid the Bwd front servo/link mount off my Bwd mini wedge pro chassis on an the upper links..

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...C06BF-orig.jpg

And the roller pic, has mounted on it some discontinued Bwd aluminum wheels, vortex wheels I believe is the name of them..

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...7CC3E-orig.jpg

After the pic, I changed the shocks for front ride height..

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...6EA9C-orig.jpg

Well, that rolled my front axle forward, so I moved my front uppers back an took another pic. It helped stretch my wheel base a touch too. It was at 7.5" .. now close to 8" when compressed..

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...0BC93-orig.jpg

EverettY 11-20-2012 07:03 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Very nice :) I didn't remember the rear axle being clocked that far back... Are those regular Mini Pro shocks? Or the Mini Late model shocks?

winnerone23 11-20-2012 07:37 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Mini pro shocks with red mini-t springs. The rear axle isn't adjusted yet. I'm still building. Tho it is where/how I want it, to keep the drive shaft up an protected by the lower links.

Hittman 11-20-2012 07:44 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Looks awsome man.. servo guard is sick as h*ll"thumbsup" This is an awsome chassis produced by Don.. You should be honored to build it and run it.. damn.. I feel honored for you:mrgreen: You better treat this thing right!

And look at those little rovers.. arnt they cute:mrgreen:

boosted4lyf 11-20-2012 08:10 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Hey man do you have any long rod ends? That might help on your rear lowers, to push the rear axle out a bit

winnerone23 11-20-2012 08:36 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boosted4lyf (Post 4024849)
:ror:I'm a man of few words, should be a pretty kick ass little build man. Me thinks we should call her the "barber pole". How are those wheels working out for ya?

Lmao!... The "barbie pole"? I just saw this post..

The wheels are in the parts box, for now.. I already had these Bwd wheels wrapped up for a Bwd mini wedge build before I got to getting this chassis. So I threw them on for now.

I have some longer ones, goin with Bwd bombproof shock/link mounts for the rear, that should put me out to proper wheel base..

winnerone23 11-20-2012 08:44 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hittman (Post 4025034)
Looks awsome man.. servo guard is sick as h*ll"thumbsup" This is an awsome chassis produced by Don.. You should be honored to build it and run it.. damn.. I feel honored for you:mrgreen: You better treat this thing right!

And look at those little rovers.. arnt they cute:mrgreen:

Honored and excited! I started talking to J.D. bout this chassis months ago an when he was ok with it, I emailed Don. When I got the ok from Don an the fact that he was more then pleased to see it built an tested, well.. my wife thought I won a million dollars or something! Then in the same day, boosted4life put up the modlocks for sale an I pm him an jd did as well, so I got the matching wheels to go with it.. just getting everything to fall together the way it did has been a trip in an of its self..

Ya the stock rovers are cute... I have the rovers at my tire guys house an shipping the flat irons soon, so I can get another sweet set of 4.25" rovers made.. he does one hell of a job! Don't believe me, read his Sig area.. :)

boosted4lyf 11-20-2012 08:51 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Well I do have to say that chassis just looks ALOT better with those modlocks. Side profile of that damn thing reminds me of a sparrow or some sort of bird.

Edit* it's the damn Ducks Unlimited logo!

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...7CC3E-orig.jpg

EverettY 11-20-2012 08:52 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
See Aren't you glad I recommended the Modlocks? Oh and Boosted4Lyf I got you a sale... What do I get :mrgreen: LOL well the chassis is basically priceless since you can't go and buy one... My bro was looking at yours today and saying why did I sell mine LOL He still kicks himself but Oh well...

You'll have some nice clearance once you get some more 4.25" Rovers from Christian...

boosted4lyf 11-20-2012 08:55 PM

Re: its time! full on BWD mini mantis.. test, tune an crawl!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EverettY (Post 4025190)
See Aren't you glad I recommended the Modlocks? Oh and Boosted4Lyf I got you a sale... What do I get :mrgreen: LOL well the chassis is basically priceless since you can't go and buy one... My bro was looking at yours today and saying why did I sell mine LOL He still kicks himself but Oh well...

You'll have some nice clearance once you get some more 4.25" Rovers from Christian...

How bout a swift kick in the ass? Left footed, since I'm right that would make it a one of a kind kick in the ass.


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