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    Rally with aftermarket wheels/tires.





    Those are just a few that I've tried. Overall I think once I get to paint my own body, this thing will look pretty good.

    -melon

    P.S. Anyone who was hoping to use Tamiya M-Class wheels, the bad news is they don't fit.

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    Have you tried the Tamiya Rally block yet ?

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    I haven't ran them on the car yet, but I did mount them up already. They're the largest tire out of all the ones I've tried. They really fill up the fender well. I'll have to see if there is any rubbing issues with the body at the stock height.

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    Well dirt racing usually means higher ground clearance

    Btw I found my block tires ...Looked almost like slicks

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    Holy crap this thing is fun! It works excellent at simulating those tight low speed drifts Ken Block does in his videos. The car is definitely on the loose side at almost all speeds. At high speed it's sketchy for sure I wish I had someone to operate my camera so I could get some video.

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    Great sets of tires/rims! This will definitely be the route I take, have a few sets for different conditions because the stockers just won't cut it from what i've seen through videos. If you could, please post up the exact tires and rims you've tried, i'd love to look at my options... never owned a car yet so i'm still new to the game.
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    any of those tires help with the grip? id like to get some tire that give it alot better traction for when i dont want to drift the car. BTW those rims in the 2nd pic look sweet with the black. (thats the one i have)
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    Thanks for the compliments.

    I haven't ran the car with anything but the stockers so far. However, I've mounted up two types of Tamiya wheels. The ones that come on the DF03ra Rally car, and the white set you see pictured. I think they're the rims that came on one of the older body style BMWs. The BMW wheels may need a little bit of clearancing. They have a lot of webbing inside the wheel that may interfere with the hub power. I can't for the life of me remember what the gray wheels are, but if I had to guess they're HPI Racing. I've mounted up some other Pro-line, Take Off pre-mounts and HPI wheels. So far I haven't seen any issues.

    As for grippy street tires, when the surface isn't clean enough for slicks, I've always had good luck the HPI Racing Advan A038 belted tires. I'm sure there are other tires that work great on un-groomed surfaces, but these are some I've used personally.

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    1/24, 1/16, 1/10, 1/10 Super, 1/9.









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    Beautiful rally collection! I think you need a nice Focus in there lol And thanks for the breakdown on your tire collection, i'll be sure to get a set or two of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrymelon




    Those are just a few that I've tried. Overall I think once I get to paint my own body, this thing will look pretty good.

    -melon

    P.S. Anyone who was hoping to use Tamiya M-Class wheels, the bad news is they don't fit.
    What wheels are those?
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    Great info and collection Melon.

    I was thinking that if I get a Rally VXL, I would make it as close to a WRC gravel set up as I could. Add the longer Revo VXL shocks, rally offroad tyres and just trim the wheel arches slightly to that the larger fit more easily. Would be really greatful for some pics with the offroad tyres.

    PM sent BTW. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrymelon








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    What is that 1/9 scale one it looks way sweet and i might consider nitro if it come with a cool citroen body
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    Nice collection indeed....Love that Subaru...
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    As requested.







    The good news is, despite that the tires rub on the foam, it would be simple to make room. The second piece of good news is, the tires don't seem to rub on the fender wells when turned either direction.

    The bad news is, I just noticed that some of my wheels have deeper 12mm hex holes than the stock ones. This causes them to bind a little on the hub. This could be resolved a couple of ways: 1) A simple thin spacer between the hex and the wheel. 2) Sand down the hex on the wheel to simply reduce it's depth.

    -melon

    Quote Originally Posted by Emaxx2.0
    What wheels are those?
    The white wheels are Tamiya and I think the gray wheels are HPI.

    -melon

    Quote Originally Posted by eemmaaxxxx
    Great info and collection Melon.

    I was thinking that if I get a Rally VXL, I would make it as close to a WRC gravel set up as I could. Add the longer Revo VXL shocks, rally offroad tyres and just trim the wheel arches slightly to that the larger fit more easily. Would be really greatful for some pics with the offroad tyres.

    PM sent BTW. Thanks!
    I don't think you'd need to get the Revo shocks. It's my understanding that the shock bodies and shafts are identical, the Rally just comes with limiters inside the shock that can be removed.

    -melon
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    I tried an experiment yesterday, I cut the stock tires. Using a Dremel cutting blade, I cut by extending the existing tread grooves continuously across the full tire face. I cut and extended each and every groove diagonally, then did the same to the grooves oriented 90 opposite. After cutting all 4 tires this way, the tread pattern looks like a bunch of little diamonds. The drifts are so much easier to control, there is more forward traction and the car did not lose any of its intended rally feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey
    I tried an experiment yesterday, I cut the stock tires. Using a Dremel cutting blade, I cut by extending the existing tread grooves continuously across the full tire face. I cut and extended each and every groove diagonally, then did the same to the grooves oriented 90 opposite. After cutting all 4 tires this way, the tread pattern looks like a bunch of little diamonds. The drifts are so much easier to control, there is more forward traction and the car did not lose any of its intended rally feel.
    That sounds good. The WRC gravel tyres are diamond shaped blocks, with the grooves between going diagonally across the tyre.

    Have you got any pics of your work??




    Ta for the shock info Melon

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    Quote Originally Posted by eemmaaxxxx
    That sounds good. The WRC gravel tyres are diamond shaped blocks, with the grooves between going diagonally across the tyre.

    Have you got any pics of your work??
    +1



    Ta for the shock info Melon
    It looks awesome with those rally tyres
    How hard is the VXL tyres compared to the Tamiya rally block ?

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    im new to all this so can you tell me how you make your own posts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoopMaxx
    It looks awesome with those rally tyres
    How hard is the VXL tyres compared to the Tamiya rally block ?

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    The stock Traxxas tires are definetely a harder compound than the rally block tires. The Traxxas tires also have fairly stiff foams in them.

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    Nice vid Melon. Great slow mo action too. Nice to see those tyres scrabbling at the ground to get traction and the suspension articulating.

    From Post 8, I like the look of the HPI off road tyres. The set to the left of the Rally Block have a much finer tread. One thing that always looks a little odd to me is the size of the tread blocks on the Tamiya tyres. Bet that means they bite well on loose surfaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4tec-Rally
    What is that 1/9 scale one it looks way sweet and i might consider nitro if it come with a cool citroen body
    of note is the fact that the wheelbase on those 1/9th scale rallys is the same as those of the 1/10th slash =)

    check out the site over the winter as we complete a slash to rally car conversion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nurm
    of note is the fact that the wheelbase on those 1/9th scale rallys is the same as those of the 1/10th slash =)

    check out the site over the winter as we complete a slash to rally car conversion!
    I will DEFINITELY be tuning into that!
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    NICE stuff Angrymelon! In fact, I just tweeted a link to your vid! If you want to follow Traxxas, go to www.twitter.com/traxxas

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrymelon
    As requested.







    The good news is, despite that the tires rub on the foam, it would be simple to make room. The second piece of good news is, the tires don't seem to rub on the fender wells when turned either direction.

    The bad news is, I just noticed that some of my wheels have deeper 12mm hex holes than the stock ones. This causes them to bind a little on the hub. This could be resolved a couple of ways: 1) A simple thin spacer between the hex and the wheel. 2) Sand down the hex on the wheel to simply reduce it's depth.

    -melon



    The white wheels are Tamiya and I think the gray wheels are HPI.

    -melon



    I don't think you'd need to get the Revo shocks. It's my understanding that the shock bodies and shafts are identical, the Rally just comes with limiters inside the shock that can be removed.

    -melon
    Have you driven it offroad with those tires?
    What am I supposed to write in 50 characters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurm
    of note is the fact that the wheelbase on those 1/9th scale rallys is the same as those of the 1/10th slash =)

    check out the site over the winter as we complete a slash to rally car conversion!
    I'm actually in the process of converting the 1/9 to electric. It will be running the VXL system with matching Traxxas radio gear and servo. I've got the electronics and battery box, just waiting on the motor mount.

    I'm really hoping that the Traxxas Rally sparks more interest in R/C rally racing. I know I've been bringing mine down to the local track for people to check out. So far everyone thinks it looks extremely cool, especially after they see it run. My hope is that if it gets popular enough, Traxxas will have more incentive to make a larger scale offering

    Tmaxx225,

    I haven't driven it offroad yet. I will eventually, but I've been resisting taking out the shock limiters and trying it on the local off-road track. I'm still having a blast just running the thing in the street It's one of the few cars that I actually drain the battery completely instead of getting bored

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    What offset is correct for this car... HPI makes offsets in 3 6 and 9... I have a set of 9 offset wheels I bought for another project and they stick out along way... but the stock Rally wheels look like they may be 0 offset. Is this true? Just need to know what to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrymelon
    Nice collection of Rallys, now all you need is something in between the Traxxas and the Losi - like a 1/18th Vendetta Rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer
    What offset is correct for this car... HPI makes offsets in 3 6 and 9... I have a set of 9 offset wheels I bought for another project and they stick out along way... but the stock Rally wheels look like they may be 0 offset. Is this true? Just need to know what to buy.
    X2 Cause Hpi makes some wheels that am really liking with the offset pavmentsurfer mention and hopping they fit the Rally

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    Here's mine. I really like the stock wheels/tires, but they wear pretty quickly on high grip tarmac. I got these today, and they'll probably wear really quickly and not slide very well. But we'll see tomorrow!



    Sorry for the crappy cell-phone pics on my pool table...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer
    What offset is correct for this car... HPI makes offsets in 3 6 and 9... I have a set of 9 offset wheels I bought for another project and they stick out along way... but the stock Rally wheels look like they may be 0 offset. Is this true? Just need to know what to buy.
    I'm not quite sure how they come up with some of the offset numbers, but just eyeballing them compared to some of the other HPI (and others) wheels I have they're 0-offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC5.2
    Here's mine. I really like the stock wheels/tires, but they wear pretty quickly on high grip tarmac. I got these today, and they'll probably wear really quickly and not slide very well. But we'll see tomorrow!
    Wow, love the looks of those wheels! Which ones?
    Also, do I see a gopro mount on the roof? Got any videos?

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    They are just stock Traxxas 4-tec wheels. They work great!

    And good eye on the GoPro mount. No GOOD videos, but ill see if I can get some good ones at some point.

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    Liking my hpi wheels so far... but waiting for the HPI Pirelli's to come in stock.

    How she sits now:

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    I'm pretty excited to put rally tires on for wide open dirt areas.

    In the winter we tend to get sheets of ice on the road here. I wonder if anyone has made studded TC tires before? Thinking metal thumbtacks cut fairly short after punching through the tire. Or maybe the rally tires would hook up well enough on ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenboy
    I'm pretty excited to put rally tires on for wide open dirt areas.

    In the winter we tend to get sheets of ice on the road here. I wonder if anyone has made studded TC tires before? Thinking metal thumbtacks cut fairly short after punching through the tire. Or maybe the rally tires would hook up well enough on ice.
    If it is sheet ice, rubber just won't cut it! Literally I was thinking about this the other day, and providing the pins are short and the heads are fairly small I can't see why it wouldn't work. This is a 2009 WRC snow/ice tyre. I think it would be near impossible to replicate this because the pins would have to be tiny. Having said that, I've never seen a TC tyre.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eurofocus
    Liking my hpi wheels so far... but waiting for the HPI Pirelli's to come in stock.

    How she sits now:


    Great looking W/T set up! Can you post a pic so we can see the tread of the tyre better. Is that the HPI Rally tyre??

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    Quote Originally Posted by eemmaaxxxx
    If it is sheet ice, rubber just won't cut it! Literally I was thinking about this the other day, and providing the pins are short and the heads are fairly small I can't see why it wouldn't work. This is a 2009 WRC snow/ice tyre. I think it would be near impossible to replicate this because the pins would have to be tiny. Having said that, I've never seen a TC tyre.
    http://www.scalehardware.com/miniature-rivets-c-10

    These could work. Stainless ones might even be hard enough to withstand brief asphalt contact. Plus a rivet wouldn't pull out.

    They also have tiny hex bolts. With the nut inside the tire it might work alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenboy
    http://www.scalehardware.com/miniature-rivets-c-10

    These could work. Stainless ones might even be hard enough to withstand brief asphalt contact. Plus a rivet wouldn't pull out.
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    That would be perfect!!!
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    I wonder how hard it is to hammer out a river that small. Seems like it'd bend over too easily.

    CA glue + clip them at whatever length?
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