Project Wroncho – Wraith axles under an SCX10 chassis

Ever since I saw the first prototype Wraith axles, I have wanted to bolt them up to an SCX10 frame with a Honcho body for that “full width” one ton axle look. Well, I finally had a chance to try and it, and so far it seems like it’s going to be a fun vehicle. The extra width of the Wraith axles make this SCX10 extremely stable at speeds, especially when cornering on any high traction surface. The axles should make this SCX10 a great TTC style rig too, because of the extra width/beef of these new axles. I also have a feeling it would do well in G6 style events too. I haven’t had a chance to take the “Wroncho” off-road yet, but here are a few photos of my set-up. Keep an eye out for action shots and video in the near future.

The overall stance……..wheelbase is right at 13 1/2″.





The suspension set-up. I had to use various rod ends and links to achieve the stance and wheelbase I wanted. I will probably machine new rear lower links to eliminate the extra spacers at the axle.


I tried using straight rod ends at first, but the triangulation of the links was too much, and it caused binding. The curved XR10 rod ends are a perfect fit though.



For the initial mock-up I ran the link/shock mounts on the axle the standard way they arrive in the RTR Wraith. But, my ride height ended up a little too tall for my liking. So, I flipped the link/shock mounts upside down which lowered the overall height just enough for me.


It’s tough to see, but in order for the driveshafts to clear the upper links as the suspension cycles, I had to put a slight bend in them front and rear.

The rear clearance at full compression of the suspension.


The front at full compression.


Mandatory flex shot.


So far I am really excited about how this build is shaping up. Like I mentioned earlier, keep an eye out for some action shots and video very soon.

Link to build thread on RCC:

Link to action shots:

Link to video:

19 thoughts on “Project Wroncho – Wraith axles under an SCX10 chassis

  1. How about a detailed parts list or some where you can find it. Gears,ESC, motor and so one. Basically all the info one would need that doesn’t have a clue. Great build!

  2. Love your video man fav’ed it on Youtube.. I am building a Honcho chassis truck piece by piece, uising the Wraith axles and shocks for the time being. Could you make a video on the tips/hints that would help me and others out so when we get to that problem we have some guidence. You did a awesome good and can’t wait until I get my truck finished.

  3. i saw yout run video i thoght. wow that would be amazing with a brushless. i think i am going to build this. o am thinking vxl. agree?

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  5. Heyy man,

    your scx10, is one of teh best I’ve seen. the way you have cut out teh front fenders, looks AMAZING!!!. I want to get an scx10 and make the bbody dimiliar to yours very shortly, is the tube work on they tray stock, or is taht custom? also, can you tell me ways to improve the articulation of the scx10?

  6. thanks man, i WILL DO, your the kinda people that keep this hobby rolling. I REALLY want to put the wraith axles on my scx10, what exactly is required and how is it done? i read what you wrote above, but i am new to this hobby and am not really understanding? sorry if i sound like a freak. I dont really care bout the wheel base and stuff. or is it too complex, i have some experience in mechanic stuff.

    Thanks heaps man,


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  8. Awesome, this weekend i plan on making a wroncho. I was hopping you could save me a little time and let me know what the measurement on the rods are. I really like the stance you have achieved.

  9. I think i might try this. would you be able to just take everything from a wraith and put is on the scx-10 frame? or just move over the axels?

  10. this is for anybody, where can i get the scale bars to make the roll cage or do i have to make them.

  11. Hey i want to do this to my scx10 and i was wanting to know if you could use the standard scx10 links and mount the wraith axles with them….just send me an email if you would thanks.

    • The standard links are a little too short, and may cause driveshaft bind. I had to extend the wheelbase in order to alleviate the binding issue.

    • I don’t have a specific parts list for this build. It will basically require some custom length links and assorted length rod ends to make the build work.

    • Pretty much. I did go to longer shocks, and there were a few other tweaks to make. The biggest issue you will run into is driveshaft bind, depending on your ride height and overall driveshaft length. I am getting ready to rebuild mine. I am going to flip the transmission 180* so the driveshafts will be in line. Then add a 3 link set-up to the rear.

  12. Thanks. The tube work on the flat bed is the stock cage, but I cut it up and added parts of another Honcho cage to it for this set-up. If you want more flex try removing the bump stops on the stock shocks, or go to a longer comp style shock.

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