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Old 05-23-2015, 02:24 PM
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Ok, so anyone who's tried to do the rally conversion their tc3 in the last decade knows that the 200mm front arms called for in the conversion are like finding a needle in a haystack, and if you do find them, you have to mortgage the house to get them. So - I'm wondering, are they even really needed??? What do they do other than widen the stance 10mm? Could I theoretically get everything else on the conversion list and make it work?

Any help or guidance you could provide here would be greatly appreciated!

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Originally Posted by Bigsnaff View Post
Ok, so anyone who's tried to do the rally conversion their tc3 in the last decade knows that the 200mm front arms called for in the conversion are like finding a needle in a haystack, and if you do find them, you have to mortgage the house to get them. So - I'm wondering, are they even really needed??? What do they do other than widen the stance 10mm? Could I theoretically get everything else on the conversion list and make it work?

Any help or guidance you could provide here would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
You can build a 190mm version no problem , you just lose some handling with the 190 wheelbase since the rally version will have a higher center of gravity, good luck with the build. If you need anymore info pm me since I am restoring a 200 mm version also!
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Well, I didn't realize I was sitting on gold. I have a complete set of TC3 rally arms and dog bones sitting somewhere in my RC hoard.
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.....and see if the bumper can be acquired; not necessary but tends to complete the rally theme.
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.....and see if the bumper can be acquired; not necessary but tends to complete the rally theme.
Everything on the parts list from the conversion kit is readily available other than those 200mm front arms. So yeah, the bumper is no problem to get. I def want that!
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You can build a 190mm version no problem , you just lose some handling with the 190 wheelbase since the rally version will have a higher center of gravity, good luck with the build. If you need anymore info pm me since I am restoring a 200 mm version also!
That's awesome news! I kinda had that feeling but I just wanted that confirmation before I started ordering parts. Even if I could find a pair of 200mn arms now, I don't even know if I would get them because once they break I'm in the same boat. AND if I want the 200mm wide stance I can always get wheels with the 5mm offset right?
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I am SO looking forward to breathing life back into this old tc3. I'm about to get an awesome rally car for bashing at the fraction of the cost of a new one, especially if I can save myself from having to buy all the 200mm stuff - awesome!
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I just set up my tc4 for rally. It sits @ 15mm+ ride height with full suspension travel.

Honestly this is all you really need:
.56 shock shafts (associated #6461)
25 weight shock oil
a set of front buggy springs (associated #1581)
3mm offset wheels if using a 200mm body or std wheels with a 190mm body (I went with 3mm offset wheels and a 200mm body)
choice of tire for the surface you'll be running on, I'm using Schumacher SST rally tires
an underbody cover to protect the electronics and exposed drivetrain

Here is a few pics:




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Looks good! Thanks for the motivation
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What inner body is that on the TC4 Rally?
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Originally Posted by Bigsnaff View Post
Looks good! Thanks for the motivation
Thanks! Your welcome.

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What inner body is that on the TC4 Rally?
http://www.end-of-line-rc.com/tc4-cl...ody?search=tc4
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