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Old 08-25-2001, 03:49 AM   #16
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mine is not converted to rally but my friend TL-01 is...tho I didnt exactly see his car...its just that TL-01 has a sealed gears so it wont subjected to dirt as much as the TA-03...

now where is Jimmy GT-R?
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Old 08-25-2001, 05:54 AM   #17
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Jimmy is probably still drifting around the WWW wondering what the heck happened to RCtouring.....................

When he isn't doing that he's probably busy painting big black lines on the road with his GT-R.
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Old 08-25-2001, 07:23 AM   #18
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But how to get it to rally spec first? Like the ride height and stuff like that? And what should the ride height be?

I can block of the dust with wheel wells so less dirt will get in
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Old 08-26-2001, 02:02 AM   #19
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Get the ride height as high as you can get without the driveshafts binding! Rallyblock tires would be good for digging into loose surfaces...........
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Old 08-26-2001, 04:28 AM   #20
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i think i melted my rally tires today, ran my car @ noon in the sun with those tires

Does the lhs sell replacement rally tires? I mean those which are not tamiya made.

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Tamiya's rally block should be the cheapest rally tires you can find.......they will not last long on abrasive surfaces. Mine only runs on gravel so they're still in fairly good shape........
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drat drat drat. Apart from rally block tires, what other options are good for usage off-road? Buggy tires?

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Old 08-26-2001, 08:18 AM   #23
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well how do i know when the ride height is too high to bind the driveshaft?

also by making the ride height higher, do i need longer springs?
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When you lift the car off the ground if the car cannot move its wheels without causing the drivetrain to skip as a result of the driveshafts drooping too much (check for steering too) then it's too much. Use buggy front shocks, or use shocks with longer shafts and bodies.
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Old 08-26-2001, 10:22 AM   #25
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how about one inch off the ground? do you think that would be enough?

still don't really get the drivetrain to skip part.
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One inch should be sufficient.
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hi guys, seems most of you are into rally now. i'm also planning to convert my ta-03f pro to a rally car. i'm basically using my hpi pro 2 for racing around parking lots now, hehehehe
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hmm.. i guess it's not going to be one inch using the original shocks. it's like 15mm. It's only the front that makes it low but i think 15mm might be high enough?
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Well I dunno, I got my TB-01 for rally duties so I don't convert my 03s for rally. I suppose you'll have to be picky about your rally terrain if you can't get more travel...........
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also anyone tried making a chassis to fit saddle packs or have a chassis that fits it?
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