I love my Ofna 1/8 onroad car but im done with nitro so its for sale. But I love the size and look of this car. As I was looking at it the other day I got the idea to use my huge pile of spare parts, along with some extra stuff and embark on a project im calling the Slash RR or Road Race. Heres a pic of my inspiration:
Ive very roughly fitted my Protoform PF8 1/8 onroad body to my Slash chassis with a Protrac kit and front offset stampede wheels. It looks to me like this setup will be a perfect fit.
Ive put in an order with tower for a slash chassis, a protrac kit and a new PF8 body. I have all the other parts I need to put it together including a spare VXL system. Im using a set of Proline 30 series wheels (which are now discontinued) and a set of proline 30 series road rage tires (which I already have) and the offset should put the wheels and tires in exactly the right spot to fit the body.
Im going to lower the suspension using fuel tubing inside the shock by about 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch depending on how it looks. For now, the truck will stay completely stock other than the parts listed. No aluminum or any extras. If it works, my plan is to outfit it with a full set of Venom aluminum parts. They are cheap and since this thing will be for onroad only they dont need to be excessively strong, though I hear the venom stuff is actually quite good.
The final step... if all this works, would be to add an LCG chassis. I like the slice and slice B... I like the idea of having the motor in the center but I dont know about spinning a VXL backwards so this is something ill have to look at later.
The order has been placed with tower and im home from my holidays this saturday. So, I can see myself getting into this project on sunday and ill update with pics as I go.