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Old 05-31-2013, 07:19 PM
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hello everyone, I have a traxxas rally 1/10 that I transform into an onroad car. My first intension was to get the XO-1 but my budget was a bit short so instead I got the rally roller off ebay and start woking my way to get it into what its now lol. I got the roller cause I already have electronics that I can drop in (MMM/2200) but before I put this combo in I wanna make sure my driveline can withstand all that power so, I pick up tekno M6 cvd along with XO-1 c-hubs/carriers, diffusers, XO-1 diffs, and 3 GT8 bodies (PF8, DP8 & DTM)

fresh roller

XO-1 c-hub/carriers and tekno M6

pro trac arms and XO-1 CVD repair kit #6757

hybrid CVD (XO-1 stub axles/tekno M6 dogbones

front installed with GTR shocks

rear


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XO-1 shock towers with homemade chassis brace

I use a solid aluminum tube that I bought from Lowes. cut it to length then, I drill holes at each end and let the screw make the threads then drill holes in the middle of the shock towers.

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didn't like how the body flaps around so, I use some body post to support the sides and added front splitter.

piece of thin cutting board that I cut to shape


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after I did all that ^^^ I'm thinking what if I use the XO-1 diffuser/splitters? so, order the XO diffuser/splitters, few days later showed up in my mailbox. so, start tinkering of how I can mount them on the Rally chassis. first, I cut the side diffuser and glued them.



front splitter turned upside down to make up with the angle of the bulkhead,this way it will stay straight with the chassis line

trim this part to free the arms

trim off this part of the arm to clear the diffuser


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I have to trim the rear diffuser about this much to clear the arms

then trim this part

and this

doing so will get it closer to the chassis.^^^ but, even though I did all that I still have to put a piece of plastic to fill in the space



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wow very nice work, good way to be creative with parts!
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thanks ThePanda. I do more on tinkering than driving

here are the bodies that I swap around,
this is my latest body freshly painted,

previous ones


a different style body DP8


DTM
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my latest body OFNA X3


I like it so much, I got a 2nd one lol



another PF8 also

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That ofna x3 looks great , where did ya get it
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Originally Posted by FLoJo View Post
That ofna x3 looks great , where did ya get it
Sorry for the late respond, you probably know where to get it by now lol, anyway I got it from nitrohouse.com
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in order for me to fit this X3 body, I have to modify my rear shock tower to get it lower and shortened the suspension.

I cut it like so (ignore the top piece)

with a piece of plastic sheet, I cut my design mock up mount.

next to the actual mount (mount piece cut from my T-Maxx chassis)


finished...the part I said to "ignore the top piece" used it as brace


shortened suspension by putting those blue rubber damper inside

one done compared to without damper inside



here's before I did all that^^^^

the body fits but its touching the inside part which causes the paint to chip
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Seems like a lot of work just to fit one body ... So what if u wanna put another body n can u use existing mounts ? Or have to throw a differnt setup in there
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Originally Posted by FLoJo View Post
Seems like a lot of work just to fit one body ... So what if u wanna put another body n can u use existing mounts ? Or have to throw a differnt setup in there
No, just longer body post and the bumper foam for shorter nose body.
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Originally Posted by FLoJo View Post
Seems like a lot of work just to fit one body ... So what if u wanna put another body n can u use existing mounts ? Or have to throw a differnt setup in there
That's just the things some people are willing to do. Simpler than building a new chassis for a body, which many others do repeatedly
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Bought an HR LCG aluminum front bulkhead, this should give the front much stiffness/strength.
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