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Old 02-28-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
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Well, lets talk rally!!! What's everyone running?
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:13 PM   #3
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:17 PM   #5
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Old 02-28-2004, 11:19 PM   #6
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so do i just have to buy an onroad car and modify it?
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you can, but it would be easier to just buy a rally kit.
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there are plenty of rally car kits out there.
HPI, Tamiya, Kyosho, and Yokomo (well at least they used to) makes them. Some can be had as a RTR (Kyosho) most will be kit based which allow more customization (Tamiya and HPI).

Which one is great for beginners? Three way tie. Why? It because of these:

#Kyosho:
*RTR that comes with ESC (which is good) but the drivetrain is all metal bushings and they're not the easiest chassis to work on in terms of replacing the bearings. Plus, it only came with coil over shocks that are completely loose meaning if you hit a bump hard enough the shock will disassemble itself thus ruining your run for a little bit. It does not come with clear plastic gear protector (available seperately)They are a bit over price for the money you pay plus there aren't that many hobby shops around the country who carries them (equals to hard to find parts if you break something).

#HPI
*Kit based only. It does not come with any motor but it does come with oversized coil-over oil shocks and full ball bearings. The body isn't as detailed nor scale like compared to Kyosho and Tamiya although it does come with standard clear polycarbonate (the same material as the body) cover to seal the gear from dusts and liquid. The chassis is pretty solid which also means it's durable. The spare parts are easily accessible incase you break something and consideriably affordable. It has more travel than the other two because the suspension design was based on HPI MT series with the difference mainly on shorter arms and shorter shocks.

#Tamiya
*If you like the most scale looking RC Rally car out there, Tamiya is the king for that. They are the most dominant company in terms of providing the most body choices and even the bodies of their old cars will fit into this particular chassis: Tb01. Tamiya's parts are pretty durable and can withstand most of the damage. Tamiya kits also comes with clear protective cover complete with seperate paintable molded plastic driver and codriver. Tamiya also includes full ball bearings on their recent models or on the earlier models, a few metal plastic bushings which can be purchased seperately and relatively cheap if you don't buy their option parts. Tamiya parts are more common than Kyosho but not as much as HPI where Tamiya tend to be more expensive and 5 times out of ten hobby shops reluctant to stock them because of Tamiya's reliability.

rally car bodies that had been replicated into RC cars:

HPI: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V and VI, Subaru Impreza 97 and 2001, Ford Focus, Peugeot 206
Kyosho: Ford Focus WRC, Peugeot 206, 205, and 405 (Paris Dakar winner replica), Lancia Delta HF, Citroen ZX Raid, Xsara WRC, Impreza 97, 2001, and 2003 (not available in US)
Tamiya: Impreza 97, 2001, 2002, 2003, Toyota Celica St165, 185, 205 and Corolla WRC, Ford Escort, Escort WRC, Focus WRC, WRC02, WRC03, Peugeot 206, 306 Maxi, Renault Clio, Lancia Delta Intregale.
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Old 03-08-2004, 04:54 PM   #10
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I love my HPI Super Nitro Rally.

list of hop-ups,
-OS .15 CV-RX
-Traxxas aluminum T-Maxx header
-Associated RPM tuned pipe
-HPI slipper clutch
-HPI fiber brake disc
-RS4 3 Bevel gears (tougher than the stockers)
-Shimmed final gears
-DU-BRO fuel filter
-Futaba radio gear
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Old 03-08-2004, 05:19 PM   #11
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what tipe of tracks do you guys run on a small jump, bumpy track, thinking about getting one but not sure
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Old 03-12-2004, 07:44 AM   #12
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one place that would be good for rally racing is indoor carpet setup touring style. Just pop some small jumps on the track, and your in business. You can even run Rally on touring nights.
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Hello,

after the first runs with my Savage SS and some nice and interesting bumps... I started to install a large bumper under the body of my Kyosho Subaru. Will run it this wekend the first time and so I am snoopy how it will go. In the moment there are most of the original kit parts installed (except CVD, Gear). Did somebody change the engine already?? Itīs the basic one but when I was last time in my dealers shop he had a bunch of OS and Novarossi there... Maybe...
Do you have a tips regarding the car??? Or the engine?? Which parts did you exchange??
I will drive this car on an old airport around the corner... So there will be plenty of space....

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And here is a picture from the bumper. You will see nothing when the body is installed.
Itīs mounted with a pair of cable ties to the upper body post and on the lower side to the original bumper.
Hope this will work....


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I'm going to be driving a 1/10 4wd sedan on decomposed granite. Take a rock of granite and smash it up with a giant mallet, ends up like hard packed sand underneath, loose layer up to 1 inch thick on top, but usually less than an eighth of an inch. What tires would be recommended?

All I can find are the HPI tires. Pirelli "T" and the original rally tires with big nubs. I can't really tell which one would work better, any suggestions?

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