Ok first of lets talk about what the razors edge is built for... So this chassis was developed for the class 1 sorrca runners in mind. based off the reaper v2 but with a flat skid section, this allows this chassis to be sorrca class 1 legal! it has been a podium proven extremely capable platform.
Now with that said can it be a class 2 or a trail rig. heck yes!! this chassis is a killer trail rig, mainly for the fact that all the rails are cut from metal. (no carbon or g10) all steel, aluminum or titanium. makes it an awesome trail runner choice. so with that said let us talk about how to build one.
1st off material choice:
STEEL- thickest, heaviest, weldable going to take the most abuse and laugh at you...does come raw and will rust. $
ALUMINUM- not as thick as steel, much lighter, weldable if you know how to tig. this is 7075 aluminum so very good weight to strength ratio and will never rust. $$
TITANIUM- Thin, lightweight and takes a lot of abuse with no issues.
Next question I get a lot: Will the chassis pull into 67 or 70mm front and rear if I run a 78mm (stock width) skid?
Yes aluminum and titanium will, I will say now steel might but get ready for a fight, they are thick steel chassis!! LOL. So i say if you are wanting to pinch the chassis, titanium will be the easiest (being that it is thin) aluminum next.
Here is the next question...
Are you wanting to run forward motor mount? if yes here you go:
razors edge is designed to run the team garage hack forward motor mount. (only after you mirror it) this means you will want to switch the forward motor mount shaft and ends around to allow it to mount the correct way. I always suggest running the spur locker and a kimbrough spur gear (54 or less 32pitch, 87 or less 48 pitch) You will also want the shim to space the spur gear away from hitting the fmm.
after that you will need to find out which t-case you would like to run... choice are tons!! but most used is team garage hack creeper-t (this give your 30% OD to the front) great solid choice and butter smooth, these bolt to an scx10 bolt pattern skid. I highly suggest our 70mm high clearance scx10 skid. creeper-t comes with a small wedge that you will want to install on the bottom of the t-case to level the mounting up on the skid. !!the creeper-t t-case will have to be mirrored to fit the setup!!
Another t-case choice is our very own CCW t-case combo. Ours gives your 26% UD to the rear axle, comes with a skid and has 0 holes on the bottom of the skid to keep you from getting hung up. very nice and smooth setup. you will want to purchase the flat 70mm t-case combo.
next! you will want to pick your axles...
highly suggest if you are running a forward motor mount to run an offset front axle. this allows the driveshafts to run away from the motor and forward motor mount itself. can you run a center pumpkin axle for sure! but it will get very tight in the front of the chassis.
Can I run portals?: you freaking betcha!!
Links:(under intheworks rc on the website) very easy, pick your axle and then if you are running axle mounted servo then you need 4 link
running Chassis mounted servo then you need 3 link
(now sometimes the front is extremely tight, sometimes you have to think outside the box for the 3rd upper link. outside the chassis mounting, bending etc... it has been done a million times no worries it will work!)
chassis mounted servo?(requires the setup to be 3 link) yes, the razors edge was designed to run our cms kit. I suggest running our 70mm cms kit. on this kit since the tgh forward motor mount is 67mm wide. I always suggest sanding or grinding the sides of the cms to get it to 67mm (literally taking 1.5mm off each side) boom that will make your front end even and straight.
can i run tgh, or a laydown servo mount. Sure you can run whatever you want. just know that it is not designed to run that so it will not be a bolt and go style. but yes plenty have used items like this. you might have to drill holes or tap an item (know this is all on you and if you drill too large of a hole or such that allows the chassis to break. that is on you!!)
center trans setup: super easy section, pick your trans then pick our skid that works with that trans. if it is a wide trans (2low,salinas etc... stay with 78mm wide) if it is a smaller trans (dlux hamberger, cheese etc... you can get by with a 70mm wide skid but it does get tight)
2low trans setup: use our 78mm scx10 high clearance skid plus the tgh 2low adapter plate (once you screw the adapter to the transmission the adapter turn the mounting points to an scx10 pattern, this will allow you to bolt it to our skid)
driveshafts: my 3 choices I always go with is dlux,supersahfty or sdi prop shafts.
dlux ones are cut to length ones (super easy) you will need 3 for a fmm setup or 2 for a center trans setup.
after this the rest is really builders choice..
Body mounts: always suggest using our unicorn body mounts
braces: we have printed braces, aluminum braces and magneisum braces. printed braces can be cut to length needed or grinded down.
Bumpers: per your build and what is needed... we stock tgh modular bumper setup and they are super nice and a good start if you need to braze a custom one.
sliders/electronic plates: we don't offer any for the razors edge but punks 3d and various other vendors 3d print some nice ones out there.
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