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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. pavmentsurfer's Avatar
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    A couple aftermarket observations

    Ive been thinking about different bodies and wheels that might fit the Rally. After some checking ive discovered that the Proline Focus ST body for the Slash has nearly perfect dimensions. Im going to order one to see how it fits.

    Also, the Protoform PF8 GT body appears to have excellent dimensions as well. Which means pretty much any body meant for that car should fit as well (there is a Mclaren body that comes stock on the Ofna Ultra GTP2E)

    It looks like 1/8 GT car tires/wheels will fit and are only about .2 inches smaller than the factory rally tires. If you used some .17mm adapters (possibly some + offset would be necessary) they should work great for harder onroad driving.

    Just thought this was interesting.
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    New bodies sound fun! Something different to paint

    Did you see the new JConcepts Scalpel body that just came out........I'm thinking that to be a cool body for ashpalt and speed!

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    cool carpet body
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    ^^ With that body right there it should stick to the ground like glue. Way nice look'n low profile.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. pavmentsurfer's Avatar
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    I do like that body alot... but for me its just not the right look for this car. I bought this thing to be a rally car so im going to stick with hatchback style bodies. However, seeing that scalpel body makes me want to build a project just to use it on. It looks sick.
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    Great info.

    Wheels and tyres are the only thing I don't really like the look of on the rally. If you look at a WRC wheel and tyre, the proportions are quite different to the Rally. Rally's tread blocks are a bit chunky, and the 2.2 sidewall is a bit tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Ive been thinking about different bodies and wheels that might fit the Rally. After some checking ive discovered that the Proline Focus ST body for the Slash has nearly perfect dimensions. Im going to order one to see how it fits.

    Also, the Protoform PF8 GT body appears to have excellent dimensions as well. Which means pretty much any body meant for that car should fit as well (there is a Mclaren body that comes stock on the Ofna Ultra GTP2E)

    It looks like 1/8 GT car tires/wheels will fit and are only about .2 inches smaller than the factory rally tires. If you used some .17mm adapters (possibly some + offset would be necessary) they should work great for harder onroad driving.

    Just thought this was interesting.
    Do you think that the stock body mounts for the rally will work on the ProLine Focus body? Because if I remember correctly, the Focus needs ProLine extended body mountsd to fit properly.
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    They are both hatch back style bodies... I cant imagine the stock body posts couldnt be adjusted to fit just like the focus body fits on the 1/16 rally with no mods.
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    I was doing some more looking around and have found the following.

    Stock 1/10 rally tires are 102mm in diameter
    Most 1/8 buggy tires are 110mm in diameter
    Most 1/8 GT Car tires are 96mm in diameter.

    I was hoping that a set of GT wheels/tires (something from sweep racing would be my first choice) would fit and be close to stock size. But it appears the rally has a very unique tire size. The buggy tires are nearly identical in diameter to a standard SC tire so I think theyre the best choice. they are slightly bigger than the stock rally tires... but I think for this application, bigger would be more desireable than smaller. Im not crazy about how the proline onroad SC tires look on this car but I think that has more to do with the sidewall than teh actual diameter of the tire. A buggy tire, while larger than stock and similar is size to the SC tires, would have almost no sidewall... I think that would look pretty good. Im going to look around for a buggy tire with a decent tread.
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