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    RC Newbie Questions

    Hi guys! I received the Summit 1/16 VXL as a gift not too long ago and, just like everyone else here, became instantly addicted. I've been interested in purchasing a rally/street rc and decided to purchase the Traxxas Rally 1/10 in 2 weeks. I've been reading alot about upgrades in the forums and would love to hear your opinions or what you have done to your rally. I remember alot of people mentioned changing the shocks.

    Thanks alot guys!!

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    Welcome to the Rally Forum, I know you will have fun with it

    I have 2 rally cars with a long list of upgrades, Rally-1 is set up as a GT8 onroad, and tRally-2 is set up as intended, a Rally car. I'll discuss Rally-2

    I bought it as a new roller with no upgrades, these are the things I have added and done to it.

    • Dyed Chassis Black
    • STRC Gun Metal Shock Towers
    • Proline Prospec Shocks
    • X0-1 Aluminum Caster Blocks
    • XO-1 Bearing Carriers Front & Back
    • XO-1 CVD Drive Shafts
    • XO-1 17mm Hubs
    • Hot Racing HD Metallic Slipper Clutch
    • Hot Racing Aluminum Motor Mount
    • Hot Racing Sway Bars
    • VG Racing Chassis Brace
    • STRC Steering Servo Saver
    • RPM Lower A Arms
    • RPM Rod Ends
    • Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 ESC
    • Castle Creations 1512 2650 Kv Motor
    • Savox SW-1211 Water proof High Speed Servo
    • Futaba R304SB Telemetry Receiver


    You don't need this long list of upgrades, however I would recommend the Aluminum Motor mount at a minimum and a GTR shock upgrade next. After that it all depends on your plans for the sequencing of further upgrades.

    Be sure to let us know how it goes, and feel free to check out my build thread and ask any questions you have reagrding my upgrades.
    Last edited by ViperZ; 05-03-2014 at 08:49 AM.

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    Viper, how do you like the HR metallic pads? My Rally is still bone stock.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    I've only had half a season on one, but it holds up and grips really well. After about the 4th pack I took it apart to have a look at the wear patterns. It looked uniform, is about all I can say. It should last well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    Welcome to the Rally Forum, I know you will have fun with it

    I have 2 rally cars with a long list of upgrades, Rally-1 is set up as a GT8 onroad, and tRally-2 is set up as intended, a Rally car. I'll discuss Rally-2

    I bought it as a new roller with no upgrades, these are the things I have added and done to it.

    • Dyed Chassis Black
    • STRC Gun Metal Shock Towers
    • Proline Prospec Shocks
    • X0-1 Aluminum Caster Blocks
    • XO-1 Bearing Carriers Front & Back
    • XO-1 CVD Drive Shafts
    • XO-1 17mm Hubs
    • Hot Racing HD Metallic Slipper Clutch
    • Hot Racing Aluminum Motor Mount
    • Hot Racing Sway Bars
    • VG Racing Chassis Brace
    • STRC Steering Servo Saver
    • RPM Lower A Arms
    • RPM Rod Ends
    • Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 ESC
    • Castle Creations 1512 2650 Kv Motor
    • Savox SW-1211 Water proof High Speed Servo
    • Futaba R304SB Telemetry Receiver


    You don't need this long list of upgrades, however I would recommend the Aluminum Motor mount at a minimum and a GTR shock upgrade next. After that it all depends on your plans for the sequencing of further upgrades.

    Be sure to let us know how it goes, and feel free to check out my build thread and ask any questions you have reagrding my upgrades.
    Viper, apart from strength, what's the benefit of the aluminum motor mount ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.k View Post
    Viper, apart from strength, what's the benefit of the aluminum motor mount ?

    Mainly its heat sink properties in effectively transfering heat away from the motor and sliper clutch/gear assembly.

    My plastic motor mount melted from the heat of the clutch bearing, allowing the hole to elongate, which let the gear assembly walk, thus stripping the gear.

    There is the strength that you mention, as well as the larger bearing if you get a Kings Head or Hot Racing.


    IMHO the Aluminum motor mount is a solid basis to begin any upgrade path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    Welcome to the Rally Forum, I know you will have fun with it

    I have 2 rally cars with a long list of upgrades, Rally-1 is set up as a GT8 onroad, and tRally-2 is set up as intended, a Rally car. I'll discuss Rally-2

    I bought it as a new roller with no upgrades, these are the things I have added and done to it.

    • Dyed Chassis Black
    • STRC Gun Metal Shock Towers
    • Proline Prospec Shocks
    • X0-1 Aluminum Caster Blocks
    • XO-1 Bearing Carriers Front & Back
    • XO-1 CVD Drive Shafts
    • XO-1 17mm Hubs
    • Hot Racing HD Metallic Slipper Clutch
    • Hot Racing Aluminum Motor Mount
    • Hot Racing Sway Bars
    • VG Racing Chassis Brace
    • STRC Steering Servo Saver
    • RPM Lower A Arms
    • RPM Rod Ends
    • Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 ESC
    • Castle Creations 1512 2650 Kv Motor
    • Savox SW-1211 Water proof High Speed Servo
    • Futaba R304SB Telemetry Receiver


    You don't need this long list of upgrades, however I would recommend the Aluminum Motor mount at a minimum and a GTR shock upgrade next. After that it all depends on your plans for the sequencing of further upgrades.

    Be sure to let us know how it goes, and feel free to check out my build thread and ask any questions you have reagrding my upgrades.

    Thanks Viper!! Did u replace both front and rear shocks with the Prolines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrim999 View Post
    Thanks Viper!! Did u replace both front and rear shocks with the Prolines?
    Yes a full set, which geenrally is good practice unless you are looking to acheive something different.

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    I should have it by next weekend I can't wait hehe! I'm definitely going with the orange!

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