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Old 08-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hi, Recently picked up a Corally RDX, NOT the PHI but the old one. Can this still be a competitive chassis in club racing? I tried calling Corally USA and eventually it says the call cannot be completed as dialed and I don't see an email to contact them at. I found the parts list but no idea if the stuff is actually in stock and some things seems to be completely unavailable.

A long time ago I lost my RC stuff including the then just released Associated TC3. I had the biggest crush on Corally stuff at the time so I found one dirt cheap and bought it. I really want to just do VTA/USGT but not much of that is floating here so I'll end up doing 17.5 spec TC till we get enough VTA folks.

Lastly, does anyone know what the real difference between the RDX and the PHI '09 is? Are the parts interchangeable? Like if I bought just the chassis plate could I mount my hardware on it and slowly upgrade to the phi '09 kit? I want to run this chassis as a nostalgia thing first.. I know I'm already saving to buy the HMX or whatever else they have out at the time.

Thanks for looking and for any comments/help folks!
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There was really only one version of the RDX but many upgrades that were introduced and made there way into the kits. Your car can still be competitive at the club level but the balance with brushless and lipo is not very good. Optional motor mounts were designed to move the motor closer to center. Some parts crossed over, but converting to a Phi'09 would require a new chassis, top deck, shock towers, bulkheads, motor mount, steering rack, arm mounts, etc. You're better off to just find a good deal on an 09 if that's your ultimate goal and then sell the RDX to help cover the cost. Good luck with the car and buy as many arms as you can get your hands on.
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Thanks! It was never a goal to make a '09 kit with it, just to see if it was possible. I'm saving for the HMX and this will become a shelf queen for nostalgia's sake.
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It can still be a very good car for usvta or usgt. Stormerhobbies.com and ashfordhobbies.com both carry parts for the car.
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Corally USA is run out of Superior Hobbies, in Casselbery, FL. If you call Superior Hobbies, someone will answer the phone. superiorhobbies.com
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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Corally USA is run out of Superior Hobbies, in Casselbery, FL. If you call Superior Hobbies, someone will answer the phone. superiorhobbies.com
Awesome!! Thank you for that info! And thanks for the heads up on Stormer and Ashford hobbies as well! Will be able to get this girl going soon!

Basically no one here does VTA/USGT.. I'm going to build it with a 17.5T and then run it with a USGT style body on TC slicks but no dish wheels. I know I won't be winning no matter what chassis I use but I'll enjoy driving it because of you guys!

I ordered 8 front and 8 rear arms, replacement belts and I needed a new pullet for the front one way as it was damaging the belts!
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I can second Superior Hobbies - I raced in their summer parking lot series for a couple of years when I lived in Florida. I actually raced (and still own) a Corally RDX. It was plenty competitive in the "stock" touring car class where driver skill was what was the most important. The guys at Superior raced frequently and really know their stuff when it comes to maintaining that car.

However, not living in Florida anymore and wanting better parts availability means I will probably be selling the RDX and extra parts soon for something newer/easier to support. I love RC, it's just tough to support these smaller companies when you can't find parts as easily as the Losi/Associated/Traxxas juggernauts.
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That is the truth! I love small companies and specifically want to buy their products. but I'm the guy who buys 150 Tamiya F104 front kingpin C-clips just because I've lost 2 of them before and couldn't find them locally.

Of course, the silly Torx thing.. That annoyed me somewhat, I looked all over and that's the only size I didn't have! I'm going to order the HexScrews replacement kit to make them all normal Hex heads.
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I always go overboard trying to support the older stuff, too. Ebay and the For Sale forums here are always a good source to pick that stuff up. Of course, then I end up with more shock towers and front arms than I would ever go through in a lifetime, but at least I know I don't have to worry about being knocked out of a whole day of racing by one broken part.
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If you call Superior, see if TJ is there. He's there sometimes and knows the Corally stuff very well. If not, the other guys should still be able to help you but aren't as up to date on the Corally stuff as TJ.
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Timezonehobbies.com still carries alot of RDX stuff
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I agree with you guys 100% the older cars [U]can be competitive. I am running a xray t1fk05 in vta and soon usgt as well.
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I agree with you guys 100% the older cars [U]can be competitive. I am running a xray t1fk05 in vta and soon usgt as well.
I'm glad. I wanted this chassis like most men want a fine young lady back when I first got into RC.. I wish I would have re-bought my stuff and kept going back then instead of letting it go because some jerk wanted to steal from me.

Thanks for the support again! I've been at work all day so haven't had a chance to call. I noticed one of the shock mounts was ment pretty badly on the rear.. Anyone know what that thing is called or the P/N? I can't find anything specifically listed as a shock mount.
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I'm glad. I wanted this chassis like most men want a fine young lady back when I first got into RC.. I wish I would have re-bought my stuff and kept going back then instead of letting it go because some jerk wanted to steal from me.

Thanks for the support again! I've been at work all day so haven't had a chance to call. I noticed one of the shock mounts was ment pretty badly on the rear.. Anyone know what that thing is called or the P/N? I can't find anything specifically listed as a shock mount.
go to corallyusa.com i believe it is..and u can download a manual for the rdx.
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If you can't find the manual online, I have a digital copy (pdf) that I can send you. Just shoot me a message on here with an email address.
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