Considering a Wraith monster build

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by mimtnbiker » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:31 pm

Now I have another dilemma. My servo just crapped out on me. 2nd (very short) run and it appears the gears stripped. It was the CPE high torque metal gear servo.

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by JHeitt142 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:46 pm

How the heck? Time for a dissection and pics

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by SFC K » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:02 pm

That sucks! Did you do a lot of testing while sitting still?

For your slipper problem, I have never ran a slipper or cover on mine. Never had any issues with this set-up. Mine was prior to them coming out with both for the AX transmissions. So you really don't need it if can live with it.
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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by mimtnbiker » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:37 pm

I took the servo apart and the gears are stripped. I didn't do much testing on it while sitting still. Not enough to chew up the gears like that. I also had the limits set on the steering so it wouldn't over steer.

I would rather run the slipper clutch just to have that added peace of mind. What I did notice is that the setup from the SCX10 has a 32p 56t spur. Slightly different mounting setup, but same trans. I may just try it out.

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by JHeitt142 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:07 am

Scx does not use a 32p spur gear stock. It uses a 48p with like 80 teeth.

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by mimtnbiker » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:51 pm

JHeitt142 wrote:Scx does not use a 32p spur gear stock. It uses a 48p with like 80 teeth.
According to Axial and DH it does.

56t spur

56t spur

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by SFC K » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:58 am

mimtnbiker wrote:
JHeitt142 wrote:Scx does not use a 32p spur gear stock. It uses a 48p with like 80 teeth.
According to Axial and DH it does.

56t spur

56t spur
After June of 14 is when they switched over to the 32p gears and not all kits come with them. The new Ram, G6 Wrangler and the Deadbolt do. All the others still come with the 48p gears...

Also if you switch over to the 32p you need to get a new slipper plate and pads.

http://www.axialracing.com/products/ax31027
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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by mimtnbiker » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:39 pm

SFC K wrote:
mimtnbiker wrote:
JHeitt142 wrote:Scx does not use a 32p spur gear stock. It uses a 48p with like 80 teeth.
According to Axial and DH it does.

56t spur

56t spur
After June of 14 is when they switched over to the 32p gears and not all kits come with them. The new Ram, G6 Wrangler and the Deadbolt do. All the others still come with the 48p gears...

Also if you switch over to the 32p you need to get a new slipper plate and pads.

http://www.axialracing.com/products/ax31027
I ordered everything necessary the other day. I ended up picking up the spur, etc. from DH and the shaft on eBay. Everything else appears to be identical to the AX-10 trans.

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by mimtnbiker » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:51 pm

I installed the parts from the SCX10 and it was a smooth swap, which I expected. The only (that I am aware of) SCX10 kits which use the 56t 32p spur are the Ram Power Wagon and the Jeep G6 Falken. I was also able to use the spur gear cover, which I had to nix with the Jato spur.

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by mimtnbiker » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:13 pm

I was having issues keeping the wheels on the truck on one side. Even thread locker didn't help. Ended up using a washer/lockwasher combo, which worked great. In fact, it worked too well because I ended up twisting both drive shafts completely off. Just the excuse I needed to get a set of MIPs.

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:26 am

Cool build. Im thinking I should try to swap one of my Clods for one of these. I liked them the first time I saw them.

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by mimtnbiker » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:39 pm

I built a set of 4-links for the AX10. Didn't turn out too bad. I made the uppers first and ended up being 5mm longer than stock, so I went with it.

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:58 pm

That came out pretty darn good! :thumbsup:

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:05 am

I found this while googling. It reminded me a little of your truck... http://www.silverlakeforum.com/index.php?topic=20362.0

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Re: Considering a Wraith monster build

Post by mimtnbiker » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:39 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:I found this while googling. It reminded me a little of your truck... http://www.silverlakeforum.com/index.php?topic=20362.0
Nice! I was huge into monster trucks in the 80s, and living in Michigan, I did not even hear about this or I would have went. My favorite truck at the time was the Michigan Ice Monster and would love to have a body made with those decals. Thanks for posting this.