View Full Version : Rally to E-revo
07-05-2011, 09:31 PM
Hey guys, i'm jumping over here from the rally VXL forum. I have a Traxxas rally and i was thinking of getting parts to change it over to the 1/16 E-revo when i feel like doing some more offroading. I was hoping you guys would be gracious enough to help me out with a parts list. From what i understand it is just A-arms, tires, un-modding the shocks (from what i know the rally has the same shocks as revo but they have limiters inside), springs, and some gears. It is just a different spur/pinion nothing in the tranny right?
07-05-2011, 09:46 PM
also, shafts, body mount, and body post, spring rates are diff, stock gearing is 28/50,
07-05-2011, 11:33 PM
Can you tell me if this tire/rim combo will work? I dont know much about beadlocks but always wanted to try them.
07-06-2011, 12:33 AM
I was looking at what it would take to turn my Merv to a Mustang, and came up with about $200 in parts priced through Tower. With the membership discount, I can pickup a 1/16 Mustang for $250 and not have to spend the time switching back and forth.
07-07-2011, 12:58 PM
Yeah, Well the Merv costs more than the rally does. I come up with about 200 as well, but i'm getting some upgrades right off the bat such as RPM all around, beadlocks, and a bunch of gearing combos and shock springs, a proline body, some paint.
07-07-2011, 02:03 PM
Might want to steer away from bead locks.
Most have had heat issues... some have even permanently shelved the locks in favor of a lighter rim.
well spoken waffles
07-07-2011, 03:00 PM
beadlocks have their pro's and cons - the extra weight is a big con for many people, though. puts excess stress on the stock servo (if you're running one) and just kills performance on the stock esc and motor (big blocks have no such issues, but then increased stress on the stock drive shafts...
that said, i like mine.
07-07-2011, 06:52 PM
... some have even permanently shelved the locks in favor of a lighter rim.
I second this. My Titus beadlocks haven't been used in months. Unless I get a crawler that will fit these rims, they won't move for a while. I loved not having to deal with glue, but the weight was a big issue for me.
I DO recommend the Pro-Line DirtHawg for a tire choice though.
07-08-2011, 11:09 AM
Well thanks for the input haha, a little late now though as i placed the order with Towerhobbies yesterday lol. Oh well, i'll just wait and see how they perform.
About the dirt hawgs ( and any other tires on the merv) Is it necessary to tape the inside of the tire?
07-08-2011, 12:03 PM
With the power of the VXL motor, I suggest taping.
It will help with ballooning/control.
07-08-2011, 02:40 PM
Cool. And since you guys were talking about weight being a issue with the beadlocks, i'm thinking about remaking the aluming beadlock ring out of carbon fiber. Not only will it look cool, but it should save a lot of weight!
07-13-2011, 12:43 PM
Well most of my parts are in, just waiting on the last box from tower which should be here tomorrow. The beadlocks dont seem too heavy so i think i'll wait on making my carbon fiber beadlock rings. Ill be painting my PL VW bug body today, i'll post some pics of the whole thing when its all put together.
07-14-2011, 06:16 PM
Well everything is here except the rear a-arms and the black wing. Heres a picture of it mostly assembled as i wait for the last few parts to arrive.
07-14-2011, 07:53 PM
07-14-2011, 09:44 PM
Thanks. I really like how the body turned out. I put some decals on it after i took this picture. I'll post final pics when everything is put together. Meanwhile i was bored today waiting for the rear a-arms to arrive so i had fun driving it around my house with no rear wheels! I'm thinking about making a 1/16 e-revo "2x2" bash video... :lol:
07-17-2011, 12:39 AM
Here it is all assembled! Aftermarket upgrades include a complete set of rpm (all black except the axle carriers), bearings on suspension rockers and steering column, PL epic 2.2 rims with dirt hawgs, traxxas red aluminum push rods and turnbuckles. And PL VW body.
It was running great for about 10 minutes until i tried some backflips and landed the first one beautifully but i snapped a rear driveshaft so i went ahead and got the CVD's so i dont have to worry about that anymore.
07-17-2011, 12:57 AM
I like the look!
07-17-2011, 01:09 AM
WOW. I usually don't like the bug body look, but this one looks sick. Color scheme is great and balanced nicely.
Those rims are very slick. I may buy those for my next set.
07-17-2011, 12:59 PM
Thanks guys, i really like how it turned out. The bad news is that my esc seems to have overheated whilst i was driving it yesterday. It just gives me a green the red light and turns off. My batteries have a full charge. I'm guessing i killed something so i'll have to send it to traxxas. Maybe if they replace it i will sell that one and upgrade to an SV2
Might also be the servo. Disconnect it to see if the esc will work without it.
07-17-2011, 10:53 PM
Nope, still just gives the green-red light then dies.
I the the heat could partly be caused by the beadlocks, but also i had some issues with the differential having a slight bind which caused friction. (also its getting to be 100f here regularly with 85% humidity). I'm just disappointed that the thermal overload protection didnt kick in soon enough.
07-18-2011, 07:23 PM
Well i sent my esc and motor off to traxxas today, hopefully they will replace it. Meanwhile I went ahead and picked up an SV2 esc with a 4600kv Neu-Castle motor! This thing look beastly and i'm sure ill love it even more once i get everything mounted. I'm just waiting on the 550 motor mounting hardware to come in. This think is turning into quite the little monster...
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