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    What makes this a Rally Car?

    It doesn't look like it can handle anything other than a smooth street or carpet.

    I'm confused.

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    It's based off the Mini-Revo/Slash platform, which should give it some off road capability when compared to a normal touring car or a normal Mini Car (in other words a 1/10 scale sub-compact). All it will take is some suspension tuning to make it work better.
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    i would say it is a rally car because what is based on a mini revo. which is a tough platform. just change the tires to off road rally tires then give the suspension a little lift and there you go. I would say it is a tougher option than the m-05 ra. I know people say because it is based on a revo it is not a rally car , but nothing out there on the market that claims to be a rally car is a an original design. all rally cars except dakar drive on semi rocky to smooth surfaces. So I think that since it is based on the mini revo, it should do quite well.

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    Its suspension travel and ride height is what makes it a rally car. A regular touring car is mere millimeters off the ground with very little suspension travel and ride height adjustment.

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    nobody seems to read these days..

    "This is asphalt rally racing gymkhana style, "

    i stole this quote from this page.
    http://www.traxxas.com/products/elec..._rally7307.htm

    what im getting from this, and im by no means some diehard rally guy , is this car is designed for a asphalt racing type of rally, i guess when the term rally its thrown out people automatically assume "dirt!"
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    "This is asphalt rally racing gymkhana style, "
    While I don't know if I'd consider autocrossing some form of rallying, I do think some folks have rally racing mixed with desert/short course racing and maybe TV shows like Dukes of Hazzard and monster trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoehandley
    While I don't know if I'd consider autocrossing some form of rallying, I do think some folks have rally racing mixed with desert/short course racing and maybe TV shows like Dukes of Hazzard and monster trucks.
    well according to the good ol' folks at traxxas this is a rally form of racing
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    If you look at the WRC racing scene they have many race's on asphalt, they are called tarmac stage's. They use the same car's as they do for dirt stage's with a change of suspension setup and tire's. So if you scale down the car you would have to scale down the track surface and feature's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLASHPEDE
    well according to the good ol' folks at traxxas this is a rally form of racing
    Indeed

    We have Rally-cross racing here, they use older Rally cars like the group B cars,
    and drive on tracks with a mix of dirt and tarmac
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    Traxxas is waaaaaaaaaay late to mini-rally car racing. These kits are fun on smooth stuff. There has never been much of a club racing scene for this scale. At the price range of this kit I don't think that will change. A brushed version running on a mini scale track is plenty. Both AE and Dura Trax have nice rally car kits. I put a brushless in my AE kit and it's over kill even running non-lipo. With the stock kit I was running around 21 mph for near 20 min with the stock battery. The tracks you will run these on are alot smaller than what you're used to if you have never run mini. Most lhs will run 1/12 and 1/10 carpet not this stuff. But who knows, if enough people demand it things could change. Good luck.

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    Actually Redman, the Tamiya M-05Ra Suzuki Swift is the closest competitor to it
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZYX7&P=7 and if those are anything like my M-03, they can sit low, but have been run off road in a rally type race as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLASHPEDE
    nobody seems to read these days..

    "This is asphalt rally racing gymkhana style, "

    i stole this quote from this page.
    http://www.traxxas.com/products/elec..._rally7307.htm

    what im getting from this, and im by no means some diehard rally guy , is this car is designed for a asphalt racing type of rally, i guess when the term rally its thrown out people automatically assume "dirt!"
    I see. So its a drift car. That would explain why it has no off road capability in stock form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeusOverAll
    I see. So its a drift car. That would explain why it has no off road capability in stock form.
    You trying to just start an argument?
    First, it's not SUPPOSED to be an offroad vehicle.
    Second, it IS very capable of getting some slightly larger meatier tires and just raising the suspension a bit and BAM, VERY capable. A tire swap and tiny suspension adjustment isn't all that hard to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeusOverAll
    I see. So its a drift car. That would explain why it has no off road capability in stock form.
    streetdmon, you nailed it.

    Defiantly starting an argument

    you've never driven it, so your just making a big assumption here, untill you drive it, you cant say it has no offroad capabilities. im sure if you raised the body a tad and took out the limiters in the shocks, it would do great in the dirt, heck for all i know though, it could be good in the dirt box stock.

    no its not a drift car, its not a touring car, its not a monster truck.

    its a rally car, and thats that.
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    Calm down everyone. I think we need to wait and see before we go saying what this car can or cant do. No one but Traxxas employees have seen and driven the thing that I know of yet so before we start making claims about what it can or can not do let's wait and see when the car gets in our hands. That being said it does seem it would have some light off road capabilities given the platform it was built on.
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    Not trying to start an argument. Please calm down.

    When I saw, Rally, I assumed off road. That was my mistake. I apologize.

    Quote Originally Posted by streetdemon
    You trying to just start an argument?
    First, it's not SUPPOSED to be an offroad vehicle.
    Second, it IS very capable of getting some slightly larger meatier tires and just raising the suspension a bit and BAM, VERY capable. A tire swap and tiny suspension adjustment isn't all that hard to do.
    By that logic, are you saying the mini Slash 4x4 is a touring/rally car?

    it IS very capable of getting some slightly smaller on road tires and just lowering the suspension a bit and BAM, VERY capable. A tire swap and tiny suspension adjustment isn't all that hard to do.
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    If you'll care to look at the Slash, you will find a lot more suspension travel so no, it would not be a rally car.
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    I see no reason why the suspension and/or tires of this car couldn't be tweaked to do whatever the driver wants to do with it....just like any other car.

    Want to drive it on the street? Tune it that way.
    Want to drive it in the dirt? Tune it that way.
    Want to drive it on the street and dirt? Tune it that way.

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    i just hope that the on road handling at high speeds is a lot better than a lowered slash. ie any slight steering movement at top speed and it's end of game.

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    Turok I think that the short WB has a great deal to do with the twitchy handling at high speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by turok
    i just hope that the on road handling at high speeds is a lot better than a lowered slash. ie any slight steering movement at top speed and it's end of game.
    I am thinking the same thing!!!
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    go on youtube and type in ken block gymkhana and you will understand what they intend this car for. gymkahana is rally cars on roids. there mostly on road and "lil" offroad.
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    if anyone wants to complain about what a car is called then may i suggest looking at tamiya who used the same chassis over and over again. but called it many different things but only really changed the body & tires. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by markster
    If you'll care to look at the Slash, you will find a lot more suspension travel so no, it would not be a rally car.
    You do realize the Slash and Rally are the same minus the shocks?

    Quote Originally Posted by grimeyspecv
    go on youtube and type in ken block gymkhana and you will understand what they intend this car for. gymkahana is rally cars on roids. there mostly on road and "lil" offroad.

    That was mentioned earlier. Looks like drifting to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeusOverAll
    What makes this a Rally Car?
    It will probably say so on the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimeyspecv
    go on youtube and type in ken block gymkhana and you will understand what they intend this car for. gymkahana is rally cars on roids. there mostly on road and "lil" offroad.
    ^^^ Yea, sick stuff. I'm not really into the drifting but I see some 'other' potential in this 'rally' car. :evil laugh:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeusOverAll


    By that logic, are you saying the mini Slash 4x4 is a touring/rally car?
    Yeah, it is and it looks funky fresh.


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    Still looks high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Wheelman
    Yeah, it is and it looks funky fresh.


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    are those just the rally wheels on the mini slash?
    that looks kinda interresting... quite like those "gangsta" guys who toss huge rims and teeny thin tires on their big SUV's...
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    What makes it a Rally.....

    It's name.

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    rally body/ rally tires/ rally suspension = RALLY CAR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Possum
    What makes it a Rally.....

    It's name.

    Quote Originally Posted by rag6
    rally body/ rally tires/ rally suspension = RALLY CAR!

    That's just to simple to argue with. I'm convinced.

    Quick question because its obvious I'm the one that's confused here.

    Since we've agreed the traxxas rally car is a rally car. What would you call this? An offroad rally car?

    http://image.motortrend.com/f/923743...w_airborne.jpg

    Would this be an onroad rally car?

    http://assets.speedhunters.com/u/f/e...inal/d1nz6.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeusOverAll
    Quick question because its obvious I'm the one that's confused here.

    Since we've agreed the traxxas rally car is a rally car. What would you call this? An offroad rally car?

    http://image.motortrend.com/f/923743...w_airborne.jpg

    Would this be an onroad rally car?

    http://assets.speedhunters.com/u/f/e...inal/d1nz6.jpg
    I'd call the first a Rally, second a Drift.
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    It's just named "Rally"! There is nothing that says it's a rally car. Why am I a "Bob", because that's my name

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    From Wiki
    Rallying, also known as rally racing, is a form of auto racing that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. This motorsport is distinguished by running not on a circuit, but instead in a point-to-point format in which participants and their co-drivers drive between set control points (special stages), leaving at regular intervals from one or more start points. Rallies may be won by pure speed within the stages or alternatively by driving to a predetermined ideal journey time within the stages.
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    ....it's a rally car set up for a tarmac rally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoopMaxx
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    So that drifting stuff ken block does is not really a form of rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Wheelman
    Yeah, it is and it looks funky fresh.


    Now put the rally body on it, tamiya rally block tires and BAM!
    I was contempating buying a mini slash but no rally bodies would fit and it's to small for my taste.
    Been looking for a decent rally car for about a year now and so far all I find
    (in 1/10 scale electric) is the kyosho. Sad isn't it.
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    Tired of this. If anybody thinks "Rally" means dirt only, check the following photos of WRC cars. The "R" stands for "RALLY."





    Now check out the video of one of the former crowd-favorite "tarmac specialist":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3lycIaNMfc
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