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Old 04-16-2015, 10:45 PM
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I am trying to make my own rally car and I was wondering if there are any good cars( or rollers) for under $200 to covert into a rally car, so what model/brand would be best ?
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:58 PM
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Why not just get a tamiya tt02r or something like that, a nice cheap rally car that comes with the electronics
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:04 PM
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Why not just get a tamiya tt02r or something like that, a nice cheap rally car that comes with the electronics
You think that I could raise the ride height enough on it?
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Originally Posted by sharterFTW View Post
You think that I could raise the ride height enough on it?
The tto2r has a 'road' and 'rally' setting, flip the front and rear uprights and you get more ride height. Exactly how much I can't remember, the guys in the tt02 thread will know
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Putting rally tires on any touring car will give you a few more mm of ride height. Shocks can always be adjusted to give more too.

How much ride height are you looking for?

I personally enjoy my dF03 for rally, as it has a slipper clutch and sealed drivetrain.
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The TT02 is a good value rally car, you can buy it with the lancia integrale shell, electronics (motor & esc) and rally tyres.

For a little more than the TT02 you can get the Tamiya XV01. It is a superb rally chassis, probably the best scale 1/10 rally chassis out there. The front mounted motor makes the car slide well and the sealed drive train is strong and very smooth. I've been rallying RC for years and it's easily the best off the shelf rally car out of the many I have had before (Ta01, TA02, HPI Rally, MR4, TB01, Losi Rally Weapon, DF03, TT02 and XV01).

The older cars are still great, but for the price the XV01 is the best out of the bunch and also you can get it for quite a reasonable price.

There are some great shells out there as well, obviously there are the Tamiya ones but the rally legends shells are also great, the MK2 escort RS is superb.

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No real need to convert as Tamiya makes the XV-01. It's a great looking chassis and relatively inexpensive.
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And the DF03 which is quite competent offroad.

Not to mention the older TA01/02 or the real thing, the Yokomo MR4 rally, a chassis designed for rally cars.

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For budget minded folks, I found the old TL01 to be bulletproof. Far from pretty, but one heck of a tank.
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Originally Posted by Qatmix View Post
The TT02 is a good value rally car, you can buy it with the lancia integrale shell, electronics (motor & esc) and rally tyres.

For a little more than the TT02 you can get the Tamiya XV01. It is a superb rally chassis, probably the best scale 1/10 rally chassis out there. The front mounted motor makes the car slide well and the sealed drive train is strong and very smooth. I've been rallying RC for years and it's easily the best off the shelf rally car out of the many I have had before (Ta01, TA02, HPI Rally, MR4, TB01, Losi Rally Weapon, DF03, TT02 and XV01).

The older cars are still great, but for the price the XV01 is the best out of the bunch and also you can get it for quite a reasonable price.

There are some great shells out there as well, obviously there are the Tamiya ones but the rally legends shells are also great, the MK2 escort RS is superb.
+1 on the XV01 which I will be ordering next week. I have been tentative on this but now no more because of this thread.

I just got my TT02 in the mail but will follow Qatmix's setup and configuration for on road.

I think that the XV01 can also be converted for on-road as well.
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Hi guys, I got a preowned XV01 pro recently and I want to lift it a little more to gain ground clearance. Do I need to buy new shocks to do that? Whats a good hop ups for this RC? Thank you.
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Originally Posted by sharterFTW View Post
I am trying to make my own rally car and I was wondering if there are any good cars( or rollers) for under $200 to covert into a rally car, so what model/brand would be best ?
Tamiya TA02 is great base model
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Hi guys, I got a preowned XV01 pro recently and I want to lift it a little more to gain ground clearance. Do I need to buy new shocks to do that? What are the good hop ups for this RC? Thank you.
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You can place spacers under the suspension hangars for a small increase. You can also swap to longer shock ends, though this prevents the car from bottoming out. When I had an xv01 I found the ride height to be just right out of the box though and if raised it rolled to easily.
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I am not familiar with the XV chassis, but I found the best upgrade (or most important feature) is to have some sort of limited slip diffs in a rally car. The ball diffs available for the TA01/02 and the DF03 or the MR4 were very good for this. Ground clearance is good enough on all three, the short front arms on the TA01/02 cars perhaps a bit of a limitation, but passable.
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