Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler w/2.4GHz Radio

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Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
Price: $369.99
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This is the Axial Wraith "Spawn" Ready to Run 4WD Electric Rock Crawler. If you are looking for a trail rig that is packed with performance features, the Axial Wraith Spawn is perfect. This full bodied version Wraith is built to go FAST, while retaining many of the components that made the Wraith a favorite among hardcore crawlers and scale enthusiasts. The virtually bulletproof AR60 OCP axles can take all the punishment you can throw at them, whether blasting through the wide open desert or hammering through the toughest rock trails. The Ripsaw 2.2 tires are wrapped around Method IFD beadlock wheels, providing a set of shoes that will hook up in the dirt, as well as claw their way up the rocks. Whether you are rock racing or just backyard bashing, the Wraith Spawn is ready to take you there.

For this project, Axial wanted to create a body that had a classic feel with modern styling, similar to the retro designs that are seen in the modern auto industry. To implement this idea, Axial's Design and Marketing teams brainstormed and discussed some of their favorite trucks and SUVs from the late-70s and early-80s. Taking those vehicles into consideration, the Design team then studied the iconic styling cues of these vehicles and began sketching ideas. As a result, they developed those ideas and created a unique retro styled Axial SUV body - the Spawn.


  • FULL TUBE FRAME COMPOSITE CHASSIS: The Wraith™ Spawn 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD Rock Racer features a realistic full tube-frame chassis design that is manufactured with high strength composite materials. 
  • REALISTIC SCALE DETAILS: The Wraith™ Spawn includes a realistic driver figure complete with a race suit and three interchangeable helmets. A motocross, open skull-face or motorsport version of the helmet are included.
  • 2.2 RIPSAW TIRES™: The Axial 2.2 Ripsaw™ tire offers both a realistic and aggressive tread design for the ultimate scale appearance and performance.
  • METHOD IFD™ BEADLOCK WHEELS: Officially licensed Method 12 spoke beadlock wheels dressed in an aggressive all black style are easy to assemble and they work with most 2.2 tires. The hub design allows this wheel to mount to any Wraith, AX10 Ridgecrest or SCX10. The IFD™ (Interchangeable Face Design) wheel system makes it easy to dress it up with a different look.
    • Three piece beadlock design
    • Utilizes 2x11mm pins for added strength
    • Updated plastic hub adapter to eliminate slop and capture the new 2x11mm pin
    • Adjustable breather holes for fine tuning tire performance
    • Compatible with most 2.2 tires
    • Easy six screw disassembly
  • WB8 HD WILDBOAR™ DRIVESHAFTS: The WB8 HD front and rear driveshafts features an updated design with a larger diameter cross pin (2x11mm) along with an M4 Screw Shaft (2mm hex drive) for added strength. A center splined slider floats between each end and features added material which reduces flex and fatigue.
    • 3-piece driveshaft with strengthened slider-floater tube.
    • Increased surface at the connection between the ball joints and output shaft tubes.
    • 2x11mm cross pin adds 25% more surface area providing more strength for the ball joint.
    • Captured cross pin design eliminates older set screw design for more durability and easy maintenance.
  • RECEIVER BOX, WATERPROOF: The waterproof receiver box utilizes three different silicone seals: one for the antenna, one for the servo wires (includes three slots for three channels), and one acts as a gasket for the receiver box cover.
  • DUAL SLIPPER CLUTCH: The dual slipper design uses a pad on each side of the spur gear for added surface area. This allows for more precise tuning and holding power. The spur gear features strong, 32 pitch gearing for high torque applications.
  • AR60 OCP-AXLE™ (OFF-CENTER PUMPKIN DESIGN): True 4-wheel drive locked differentials are included for improved traction and an offset pumpkin provides more ground clearance and a better driveshaft angle. Additionally, the rear axle has been shaved of any unnecessary items and steering linkage has been removed for as much ground clearance as possible. The AR60 OCP-Axle™ is constructed from high strength composite material which has a low flex rate but is not as brittle as standard glass filled nylon. The AR60 OCP-Axle™ tubes are reinforced and beefed up with a boxed-in axle truss to distribute stress over a larger area. A locked differential provides the most positive wheel traction in all off-road environments and conditions and requires less maintenance over oil-filled or silicone based differentials. These are easily serviced by removing four screws.
  • 4-LINK SUSPENSION: The suspension geometry utilizes a 4-Link design which is optimized to reduce axle steer and to have the proper amount of anti-squat and roll characteristics. The 4-Link system also aids against suspension wrap-up in high power applications.
  • TUNED, OIL FILLED SHOCKS: Finding the right spring rate can be tough. Axial made it easy for you by including springs with the right balance of high speed and harsh terrain handling.
  • 20T MOTOR: Tear up the terrain, be it flat out desert, rocky roads or crawling! Easy operation: no tuning, no fuel, no loud exhaust noise. Just plug'n'go! Design allows use of optional 550 size motors as well.
  • AE-5 ESC, WATERPROOF: The Axial AE-5 ESC is 3S LiPo capable yet easily switched “in the field” between LiPO and NiMh battery types with a simple jumper – no more complex procedures.
    • Jumper 1 provides a simple plug and play choice between LiPo or NiMh.
    • Jumper 2 switches Drag Brake settings.
    • Waterproof design with waterproof On/Off switch / standard plug / laser etched heat sink.
  • 3-CHANNEL 2.4GHz RECEIVER: The AR-3 2.4 GHz receiver uses no crystals so you'll experience worry free driving with no frequency conflicts.
  • 2.4GHz RADIO FOR WORRY-FREE DRIVING: The AX-3 2.4GHz transmitter is a two channel, pistol grip radio with servo reversing switches for steering and throttle, trim dials for fine tuning steering and throttle centers.
  • WATER RESISTANT, METAL GEAR TACTIC SERVO: The included Tactic TSX45 metal gear servo is rated at 151 oz-in of torque for massive turning power and dual ball bearings provide smooth and precise movement for the metal gear train.
  • PROTECTIVE TRANSMISSION COVER: Helps keep dirt and debris out of your pinion and spur gear for a quiet and efficient drive train.

Length: 19.25” (490mm)
Width: 11.2” (285mm)
Height: 9.1” (232mm)
Wheelbase: 14” (355mm)
Ground Clearance: 2.8” (72mm)
Weight: 5.45lbs (2.47kg)
Motor: 20T motor
Radio: AX-3 2.4GHz transmitter
Servos: Tactic TSX45, 151 oz-in
ESC: AE-5 ESC w/ drag brake - 3S LiPo capable (waterproof)

Needed To Complete:

  • 7.2V 6-Cell NiMH or 7.4V 2S LiPo Battery Pack
  • Compatible Battery Charger
  • "AA" Batteries (for transmitter)

NOTE: The Wraith™ Spawn includes a number of features that are either waterproof or water resistant. Do not run your product in water or snow or submerge it in water without fully waterproof gear.

This product was added to our catalog on December 22, 2014

Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jan 28 2015 (about 9 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
Absolutely love it. Put a few aftermarket parts on her, but is awesome right out of the box. I might get another one.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Apr 29 2018 (about 6 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
really good handling and very durable rock crawling 10/10 would recommend the car
Steve Ferguson
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jul 25 2019 (about 4 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
I am very pleased with the Spawn. I came into buying this crawler knowing that it is the basic plastic chassis and was prepared to replace many of the stock linkage and chassis with aluminum upgrades. Even before any additions, I enjoyed the crawler as it was very capable and easy to crawl. The steering was a little spongy due to all the bowing in the plastic links.
Wednesday, Jul 21 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
First upgrades should be servo and universals. The wraith and og scx10 are my all time favorite ! Poison spider and original wraith. You can make them Bouncers or crawlers. I like the bouncer 4ws conversion for the platform. Has awesome aftermarket support. Stretch out wheel base and just a little on the width. Run 90mm shock.
Timothy Powell
Verified Owner
Friday, Dec 11 2020 (about 3 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
I had the wraith when it first came out years ago, and just getting back into rc and finishing my first scale truck I wanted something fast and fun. The spawn did not disappoint. I will say I put the incision links on it before even running it, which are also a great product. Besides that I took it out bone stock and it was super capable and REALLY fun. I will say the servo blew out on the first battery but I kind of expected that and have plenty of backups, but I still give this rc 5 stars. I have a box full of vanquish ready to install, but after the first run I’m just going to ha e fun with it stock. Great rtr at a great price!
Armando Montoya
Verified Owner
Monday, May 18 2020 (about 4 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
One of the best rc ive ever had and fun to drive i would recommend anybody to buy it will go where you would never think it no hassle to get started just get battery and charger then its plug and play easy to drive it will climb great and runs good
Chad Griggs
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jan 6 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
Everything that I ordered was as advertised. Fast shipping, good selection. I will do business here again. The Wraith is awesome, love it.
Joseph Blas
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jan 6 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
This has to be my all time favorite vehicle, got mine several years ago and just added a few hop up where needed, which are servo, linkages and wheels and tires. Getting ready to pick up another one from a local hobby store, awesome vehicle.
Jam Martinez
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Aug 16 2022 (about a year ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
Great truck! Very happy with my purchase! Speedy delivery.
Nick Papagorgio
Verified Owner
Friday, May 6 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
I bought this for a family member that's is getting old enough to catch on to RC cars, and let him pick what the budget afforded, and this what he chose. He was over the moon when it showed up, and now has had enough time with it to want to upgrade it, and loves working on it even more!!
Oh how I wish I could get that excited about something, but it's cool sitting on the sideline watching,,, lol
Justin Johnson
Verified Owner
Wednesday, May 4 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
It was my first crawler/rock racer. Pretty dang sweet at least for crawling now racing I will leave that for independent suspension.??
Michael Diehl
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Apr 27 2022 (about 2 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
This truck is an amazing vehicle. It is able to get around everywhere I try to go
Spawn owner
Thursday, Dec 23 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
I bought my wraith about 1 year ago. I really enjoy playing with it as does my son. It performs excellent in the rocks and general bashing. However, if I were to buy again I would build one rather than get the RTR kit. I replaced all electronics within the first couple months of ownership due to failure. First to go was the steering servo and horn after about 2 weeks. Kit claims all metal gears but when you open it up there is one plastic gear, the one that failed. Next to go was the motor and esc. Maybe 1 month of use at this point, at about 2 months the receiver failed, I ended up having to replace that along with a new controller. Steering links failed pretty quickly as well, and I’m having to constantly tighten the hub screws (plastic hubs) After making hundreds of dollars in upgrades it’s finally a reliable rig. My point is if your going to use the rc as intended, build it with quality parts and not a RTR. This will save you money in the long run and get you a better rig.
Brett Shear
Verified Owner
Sunday, Sep 12 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
One month into this money pit. I'm on my third steering servo, receiver dies after a minute of driving. The four link suspension Axial brags about broke the second day. The plastic they used for the steering links makes dollar tree toys look sturdy. Just buy a traxxas
Stephen Gerrard
Sunday, May 23 2021 (about 3 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
This vehicle is absolutely incredible. While the stock speed is as much fun as you can have with your clothes on. I’m more into crawling. Regeared my differentials for much better slow speed control. With a little imagination I’m back in Moab grinding away. While, knock on wood I haven’t broken anything. It just states that Axial has created a beast. I’ve had my Wraith Spawn for eight years now and still can’t believe how much enjoyable time I spend. My list of modifications continues to grow. Latest updates, new 110mm blue aluminum duel spring shocks with 50 weight oil, a new set of stainless steel bead locks, sexy Poison Spyder Customs diff covers and a fresh coat of acrylic clear. Next, perhaps lights or a two speed transmission.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jan 31 2021 (about 3 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
Shopping at is always a breeze. Great selection and the things not in stock always ship when they are supposed to. Returns are no problem and they even offer a rewards program! Love supporting a local business that does it right.
Brandon C.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Apr 14 2020 (about 4 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
Great upgrade from the original Wraith. Better driveshafts, beadlock wheels, better electronics, and better pinion and spur gears. Great rig for the money and very capable.
CONS: They still use the plastic transmission gears(but thats a $7 fix). Also the servo and servo horn will probably not last long on a rig with this large of tires(in my experience). It says metal gear, but there is one plastic gear inside.
Todd White
Verified Owner
Saturday, Nov 16 2019 (about 4 years ago)
Axial Wraith "Spawn" RTR 4WD Electric Rock Crawler
If you’re looking to get in to bouncer scene, this is a great start! Just a few hop ups and you’re ready for the hill. Love the wraith!