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Old 05-09-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default want to turn a tamiya FF-01 into a rally car

not sure of easiest way to do this...
im thinking if i find some old tamiya rally wheels/tires and shocks is pretty much all itll take.

my daughter wants a car that can drive on grass and gravel..
im thinking this old ff01 would be just right for her.

tires/wheels, no problem..
but what suspension would be best?
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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An FF01 chassis as a rally car would be pretty tough. You might try finding a cheap TA02 chassis w/ the shaft drive to use as an offroad rig.

I have an FF01 (Tamiya VW Golf VR6) and its great for street.

You'll likely be limited on the amount of droop in the arms. The FF chassis doesn't give that much and to truely make it rally worthy, would defeat the purpose OR require too much modification. not to mention grass would kill it.


I would look at something like this:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58161

Great little rigs, fairly inexpensive and you might even find one used.

Or this:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58271

HPI still makes rally tires and wheel which should fit. Older HPI RS4 arms could be adapted to give the car a wider stance.
(unfortunately the Rally craze was a few years ago and the HPI RS4 Rally and TC3 Rally conversion were hot tickets. Now both are disc.)



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Why distroy a vintage touring car just to thrash it. Buy a hpi e10 or get an old tc3. I've seen the tamiya m03's become rally cars so the FF wouldn't be a bad one. But four wheel drive is what you and her to want. And not to mention it would be more easy to drive.
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well if im going to spend money and buy a new kit, id probably just buy an old buggy kit.
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Why distroy a vintage touring car just to thrash it. .

well its not like it is in 'cherry' condition..
it was the first rc car i ever bought. and it looks like it..

i think i like the idea of buying one of those grasshopper kits and just swapping over the electonics...
ill be out 100 bucks and she'll get a new car that she can drive anywhere
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The FF01 is a rally car. It is just a TA02 chassis with the gearbox moved up front. You can pick up the parts to convert it or just run it for fun as it is with some Tamiya block tires. Sure 4WD would be a bonus but if its just for a basher it might not be worth the trouble as you need a fair few bits to convert it to a TA02 car.
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