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Old 12-14-2016, 01:20 AM   #856
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:12 AM   #857
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hello from greece. Im about getting either sport 3 or xv01 under the xmas tree and i must say that your research on the car helped me alot to get started properly. I need some help with a couple of things though. Does anyone ran this car off road? What is the max ground clearance you can get without any mods? What about a rally body? Can i get this body fit http://www.rcmart.com/lancia-delta-i...?cPath=438_875? I believe tamiya's xv-01 bodies are 190 so won't fit am i right? What shocks do you think i should get? Do you think that optional hpi alum. shocks are up to the task?

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I run 190mm they fit ok..
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hello from greece. Im about getting either sport 3 or xv01 under the xmas tree and i must say that your research on the car helped me alot to get started properly. I need some help with a couple of things though. Does anyone ran this car off road? What is the max ground clearance you can get without any mods? What about a rally body? Can i get this body fit http://www.rcmart.com/lancia-delta-i...?cPath=438_875? I believe tamiya's xv-01 bodies are 190 so won't fit am i right? What shocks do you think i should get? Do you think that optional hpi alum. shocks are up to the task?

Thanks in advance,

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I doubt you're going to want to run this car off-road much. Hard packed relatively flat dirt or a dusty parking lot would probably be the extent of it. This chassis has a hard enough time running consistently on unswept parking lots and making it back onto pavement from the grass. If you're looking to do real off-roading or rally style this is not an ideal chassis.
You can fit 190mm bodies on this chassis.
The HPI aluminum shocks are decent shocks, but again, if you're thinking of doing rally style off-roading, they won't be the game changer you're looking for to make this capable of doing that, at least reliably and predictably.
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I'm looking at having some foams made for the factory BBS wheels...the stock tires are ballooning too much.




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The crazy steering problem is now fixed.
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The USPS had my package in another post office(the next zip code over) since December 19th. I haven't received it yet. We couldn't wrap the parts for my son's RS4 Sport 3 for the holiday.
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The USPS had my package in another post office(the next zip code over) since December 19th. I haven't received it yet. We couldn't wrap the parts for my son's RS4 Sport 3 for the holiday.

Very sorry to hear that I'm sure it will arrive soon.


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I haven't received the it. USPS lost or stolen the package.
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hello from greece. Im about getting either sport 3 or xv01 under the xmas tree and i must say that your research on the car helped me alot to get started properly. I need some help with a couple of things though. Does anyone ran this car off road? What is the max ground clearance you can get without any mods? What about a rally body? Can i get this body fit http://www.rcmart.com/lancia-delta-i...?cPath=438_875? I believe tamiya's xv-01 bodies are 190 so won't fit am i right? What shocks do you think i should get? Do you think that optional hpi alum. shocks are up to the task?

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Asiatees or GPM make rally shocks for tc, they're 55mm to 65mm.
Read through this thread to see what mods you could do to make it run better/smoother.
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Detailed review of the car on CompetitionX.com

http://www.competitionx.com/project-...project-build/


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Detailed review of the car on CompetitionX.com

http://www.competitionx.com/project-...project-build/


Nice story. Gotta give you credit for sticking with a vehicle most of us gave up on.
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Default No Land Shark...

I stayed with the chassis because it's my son's car. I fixed the steering problem, installed a better steering servo and added a radio (with EPA) now the chassis runs well.

The article listed alot of aftermarket parts. That's tell'n us something(good and bad).

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It depends on the usage you will have...

I suppose that you can update the shocks tower, buy spring steel CVD and the arms axle support from GPM. It will make the car more reliable. You can also buy a second front bumper to mount it on the rear.

The aluminum steering could be more precise but I'm not even sure. The turnbuckle set would be nice if you are racing on asphalt or carpet.

Yeah racing aluminum is not very resistant and arms or CVD will break on crashes...
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I agree. . . . .(But; the PRO 4 has a 3/4 plastic steering and it's steering is good)
But HPI only made a few upgrades.(I gave up on the turnbuckles. They never came-out. I installed PRO 5 turnbuckles instead)

I also slowed-down the front differential.
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