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Old 11-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default 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!









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





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..
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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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..

errrr looks like u got almost enough for a roller on blocks!!!!!!!! MOCKUP!!! MOCKUP!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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LOL... I have tires an foams as well.. no blocks needed..
I just don't want to rush it too much...
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:54 PM   #4
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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..



Front..



Back...



Top...



Finding link ends.. back with more..
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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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 Here's a link to his thread...

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
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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
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #8
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I like the servo guard
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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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..
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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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..
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?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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Got a roller.. back to the build, I have a roller..





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



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



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



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..


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Old 11-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #12
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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?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #14
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Looks awsome man.. servo guard is sick as h*ll This is an awsome chassis produced by Don.. You should be honored to build it and run it.. damn.. I feel honored for you You better treat this thing right!

And look at those little rovers.. arnt they cute
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Hey man do you have any long rod ends? That might help on your rear lowers, to push the rear axle out a bit
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:36 PM   #16
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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..

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #17
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Looks awsome man.. servo guard is sick as h*ll This is an awsome chassis produced by Don.. You should be honored to build it and run it.. damn.. I feel honored for you You better treat this thing right!

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

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:51 PM   #18
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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!

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See Aren't you glad I recommended the Modlocks? Oh and Boosted4Lyf I got you a sale... What do I get 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...
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See Aren't you glad I recommended the Modlocks? Oh and Boosted4Lyf I got you a sale... What do I get 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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