Building your Reaper v2
Lets start with what the Reaper v2 was designed for... The Reaper v2 is a comp focused chassis with a high degree of breakover in the skid area.
What does that mean? This means the skid area of the chassis is higher in the rear, this allows for a better breakover once the front portion of the skid is over an obstacle the rest should follow much easier being that is is higher. this is great when it comes to a pure comp based rig. but does bring up issues when it comes to drivetrain, but we will talk about that latter.
Lets get down to the build:
Alright now that you have your material lets talk about if you want to run a Forward motor mount or not.
forward motor mount: This chassis is designed to run the Team garage hack forward motor mount (in mirrored form) this allows you to run the motor up front tight to the rails to get the best forward weight biased you can. if you go this route you will want to pick an offset front axle. if running a fmm setup this will make you need to run a t-case setup and that as of now (8/15/2022) gives you more points in a sorrca based competition. But if you want to run a fmm setup this is what you will be needing.
These parts allow you to run a fmm setup in the reaper. spur locker is always suggested, spur gear would be up to you on what pitch you like. i would suggest 54t or below in 32p and 87t and below in 48p.
spacer gives you a little extra room so items don't hit when together. (remember fmm needs to be mirrored)
Next lets talk about t-case setups!!
now if you are running a fmm setup you will need a t-case. this item transfers the power from your motor and spur gear to your axles via driveshaft hooked up between the all outputs.
1.first and most popular setup is the TGH creeper-t t-case. this t-case is very nice, well built and can take a world of punishment and laugh at you. all cnced aluminum case with strong outputs. a plus this t-case gives you 30% Overdrive to the front axle.(you will need to mirrior this t-case to work properly) this t-case has an scx10 bolt pattern on the bottom and will need our angled skid for it. Angled skid? yep you read that correctly, we have designed skids specifically for the reaper. these skid adjust the drivetrain back to level in the chassis. you can see this in the top picture. though we have that amazing breakover in the chassis, the drivetrain sits nice and level. no crazy angles here!! for the t-case setup all you need is the 70mm wide skid. if this sounds like the setup you want here are the parts needed. You also need 3 driveshafts for this setup, the dlux listed below are a cut to length. so you will need to cut them to size (very easy)
Hey everyone Austin here from Corrupt Carbon Works.