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Old 07-29-2007, 05:52 AM   #31
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what kind of terrain can you race on? i'm guessing dirt, maybe sand, maybe gravel?
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Not that I have a place to race mine ,but I bash with in in all of the above (light sand not on a beach) and low cut grass as well as pavement.
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Mainly dirt because its a proper racetrack where we ran some other class.
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My friends who use TTO1 in the rally race use DF03 front tires and rim all around to raise the ride height. And that tires really has some serious bite for general use. Some of them use the molded inserts that came with the tires, some dont use it at all.
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Miles : Is the DF03 tire legal for rally class use at your track? I've been trying to raise my TB01 but I'm not happy with the extreme angle that universal shafts make with the outdrive. This will create high wear. If I could use bigger tires than the tamiya blocks, I could reduce that angle.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:27 AM   #35
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Good to see interest in the rally scene coming up again I miss those days... ;D

Has anyone heard from RallySteve from the old HPI forums lately?
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:30 AM   #36
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Yes Sir! Its legal to use that tire (at least in our club) just cut some portion on your body to accomodate the big radius of the tire.
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When I raised my TT-01 by mounting the suspension lower on a piece of plastic, I got much more clearance, but if my tires were larger (just touring right now) it would probably be able to go on grass.

I ran into the same problem with the extreme drive angle, and found out the shaft next to the differential was coming in contact with a part of the upper arm. All I had to do was to sand down the under side of the arm a bit, and there wasn't contact there.

But of course, my spur gear was still grinding... so I don't know if it would have worked well...
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:13 AM   #38
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Im currently re-building my S-10 Chevy TAO2 chassis. Got a new F-150 body for it. This thing is my rally racer before my RS4 Rally. Hope to post some pictures soon.
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Im currently re-building my S-10 Chevy TAO2 chassis. Got a new F-150 body for it. This thing is my rally racer before my RS4 Rally. Hope to post some pictures soon.
Just so happens that I just got that same chassis. I ordered the Tamiya Hummer kit which has same chassis from Tower and it arrived today.
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Good to see interest in the rally scene coming up again I miss those days... ;D

Has anyone heard from RallySteve from the old HPI forums lately?
No Frank. Alot of people dropped off the face of the earth after you left and when the HPI forum "reinvented" itself. How's the UK treating you?
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:22 AM   #41
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No Frank. Alot of people dropped off the face of the earth after you left and when the HPI forum "reinvented" itself. How's the UK treating you?
Ah. That's a bummer. The UK is treating me just fine although I haven't raced in ages. Still have my original RS4 and RS4 Rally right next to me at work though.

Who is this, anyway? Are your from SoCal or the old HPI forums?
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Hey Guys, here are some pictures of what I did to my TT-01. It's a simple mod that can definitely be improved, since I merely used a sheet of plastic and xacto-knifed the screw holes. It gets the job done though.

What I did was take a sheet of plastic, and cut it to around 3/4 of an inch in height, and 3.5 inches in length. After that, I Xacto knifed holes by sight of where the shocks mount on the supports. Putting another two holes a centimeter down from that one will provide a place for the shocks to mount, and overall your height will be raised. For me, This came to about 7/8 of an inch clearance in the middle of the chassis.





You are going to need to trim certain places though. The skid plate has two sections that keep the lower arm from fully extending


Also, the upper arms will rub with the shaft connecting to the differential, so you need to shave a bit off.

^^ Rubs there


Shave here...

This eliminates all binding that happens in the drivetrain. If it is still clicking when you pull the throttle, hold the chassis, pull the throttle and compress the suspension. If the clicking continues, it is in the gearboxes or spur gear. If it stops, you can shave off more from the arms where I circled. You're going to need to shave some from the front arms too. If you look at the front arms you'll see which arm it rubs with.

Have fun!

In the end, I can almost drive in grass. If I get some larger block tires I think I'll fare rather well anywhere
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Ah. That's a bummer. The UK is treating me just fine although I haven't raced in ages. Still have my original RS4 and RS4 Rally right next to me at work though.

Who is this, anyway? Are your from SoCal or the old HPI forums?
I'll PM you.
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what kind of ground clearance do you need for rally?
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For packed dirt most stock setups will be fine with rubber tires. I could run my TT on a dirt/ large gravel driveway, though there was a ton of bouncing. The more clearance the better of course, but I mean these are on road cars... made for the road, duh...

I am looking for good rally tires though. Something that'll let me drive on grass...
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