I have an old Porsche GT1 race car body that I removed from a ten year old r-shack model. Not hobby grade at all, but the body is very realistic, and besides the minor scratches i applied during my childhood, it looks great. I was hoping that with some simple searching, i could find a good model out there today that i might be able to slap the body on. Well, the rally vxl seems to perfectly fit with the wheelbase and width measurements the porsche body has. Obviously drilling holes for body mounts will be a necessity along with other minor modifications.
That being said, my only concern is how things will work in the end. I am planning little to no major changes to the Rally, aside from removing the front foam and getting body posts to the correct height for the new application. However, I have seen the rally videos, and read reviews for some time now. One of the main reasons that I did not purchase a rally vxl just for the rally car, was that i did not want a poor handling car ( I know it is supposed to drift and all).
What can be done to make for more stability with the Rally vxl? Also, has anyone tried the Traxxas soft compound tires? My assumptions is that the tires are going to be the main thing to change.
I have a MERV and love it, so I really think if things work out for this build then it will be a lot of fun. I just don't want to drop 300 if it might be a let down.