Although The Axial Wraith 1.9 comes with a combination of exceptional scale detail and enough onboard rock crawling technology, there is still room for more improv and modification.
That’s why I have decided to address the major upgrading areas in today’s article so that you can easily bring out the 100% potential of your Axial Wraith 1.9 RC.
How Much Does Its Cost to Upgrade?
Approximately, the total cost for performing effective modifications and upgrades on your Axial Wraith 1.9 will be around 500- 600 bucks.
Also, you need to spend $100-$179 for upgrading Motor & ESC into Brushless system, $60-$80 for Tires & Wheels, and $50-$60 for other body kits.
Remember, quality modifications and upgrades can sometimes cost some extra bucks based on your RC car’s current condition and your preferences.
6 Upgrades Details of Axial Wraith 1.9:
Let’s have a look at six most significantly effective upgrades to perform on your Axial Wraith 1.9 and also get an overall idea about the costing details for all those upgrade options-
1. Shocks Upgrade
The wraith 1.9 comes with SCX10 shocks as factory assembled suspension parts, and those do the job decently.
But as most RC users already knew that these shocks are not the best ones, the ideal move should be changing all shocks with the incision 90mm scale shock set.
Now decent quality shock sets are available from $49.95 to $54.99 pricing range.
Additionally, you may also require to upgrade the current shock shaft with decent quality and compatible shock shaft kit.
Also, you can get the shock shaft set at around $17.99 to $21.94.
Shock Set Recommendations:
Pro-line Racing 631601 Pro-Spec Scaler Shocks
Shock Shaft Recommendation:
Incision 90mm Black Diamond Shock Shaft Set
2. Links & Servo Upgrade
The axial Wraith also comes with plastic links, and in the long run, these plastic links might fail to keep up with them.
So, the ideal solution is to upgrade the plastic links with a brand-new incision stainless steel link set.
But make sure that your newly chosen link set is compatible and fits with the Axial Wraith 1.9 deadbolt as well as the 69 blazers.
INCISION SCX10-II 12.0″
While I recommend upgrading your Wraith’s tactic Servo, many users may claim that you should not upgrade with a very powerful servo since it will increase the potential chance of your current ESC shutting down.
But you can try an easy fix here by installing an External BEC switching regulator and the pricing will be around $19.95 up to $49.95.
3. Twin Turbos & Chassis Brace Upgrade
The twin-turbo upgrade might seem unnecessary to some.
However, the actual upgrade will be in the front of the axial rate, where the front bumper mount comes straight out from the front of the shock tower area.
But it is a single unsupported tube out there, and that can become a potential weak point.
So, upgrade it with a 3D printed brace option, which can slip over that tube and offer more rigidity.
Brace the chassis mount the turbos, and remember that the little piece, which you will insert in this upgrade, will give some extra strength to hold the chassis in the right position.
Besides including the turbos, you can also add some intake tubing.
Front Chassis Brace / Turbo Mount for Axial Wraith
Szczerba Tool V2
4. Tires & Wheels Upgrade
Experts and several users have mentioned that the Wraith 1.9’s tires and wheels are not the stickiest ones. Especially while you are running your Wraith 1.9 on a loose sandy rock, you will notice the discomfort the car goes through.
The best way of getting rid of such occurrences is to upgrade the tires and wheels. The tires are available at around $32.99, and the wheels sets are available at around $69.99.
You might also get tires and wheelsets at a lower price. But if you want quality upgrading parts, you should choose what I have already listed in my required accessories list.
Recommended Tires Option:
Pro-Line BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX 1.9″
Besides that, you can also get the required and compatible wheel hub set at $16.99 and the screw kit at $6.99.
Additionally, you can also upgrade the brake disc weights, and the approximate price will be $27.99.
5. Brushless System Upgrade
For getting the best outcome from your wraith 1.9 RC car, you need to swap out the existing brushed motor and electric speed control or ESC.
You can upgrade them with a decent-quality Brushless Motor &ESC combo set.
But before that, you need to re-use some of the plastic links for Fastback modification in the rear.
High-end Recommended Option:
HOBBYWING Axe Combo (Axe ESC + AXE540 Motor)
6. Transmitter Receiver Upgrade
While upgrading the servo and other major internal parts, you can also upgrade the receiver to a decent compact receiver.
The recommended Futaba R2106GF 2.4GHz FHSS 6-Channel Micro Receiver is available at a $39.99 price.
Axial Wraith 1.9 Accessories Upgrades:
Here, I would like to mention and explain all the necessary accessories or parts for performing the above-discussed upgrades on your Axial Wraith 1.9-
1. Upgrading Shocks
You will need basic vehicle setting-up tools such as Millimeter Hex Driver, Screwdriver and pair of pliers to install the new shock set and other related parts.
Besides that, you might also require Silicone Shock Oil, 60wt, 2oz.
2. Upgrading Links & Servo
You can also purchase the GT Power Servo 3CH Digital Multi Servo Tester upgrade Servo’s performance with the CLAMPING 25T SERVO HORN – 20MM.
For the upgrading task you can use tool kits such as the DEWALT 8V MAX Cordless Screwdriver Kit or FT 8-Piece 1/4 in Hex Driver Set.
3. Upgrading Tires & Wheels
Along with the new tires set, you should also include the SLW 350 WHEEL HUB, 1.9 STAINLESS BRAKE DISC WEIGHTS and METHOD 1.9 RACE WHEEL 310 CLEAR ANODIZED.
Also, for other required accessories, you can even visit https://www.asiatees.com/model?Axial-Wraith+1.9-Upgrades-Parts-Hop-Ups and pick the one you need.
The Axial Wraith 1.9 is the first and only RC Crawler created by Axial designers specifically for delivering better Wraith bash ability and technical rock crawling capability. However, those earlier discussed upgrades will help enhance the overall performance of your Axial Wraith 1.9 vehicle.