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  1. #1
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    Traxxas 1/16 “ Rally” Conversion

    so i got tired of the gymkhana style driving with my rally and then i found this

    http://www.rccaraction.com/blog/2011...-conversion-3/

    so i started ordering parts for the conversion and then started looking for setups that were not for carpet

    Front
    Double tan springs
    50 wt oil

    Rear
    Double black springs
    50 wt oil

    this is what most are running on their slash's and since they are the same chassis setup with different body's i thought i would start there...still looking for more input on what to run in the diffs and waiting for my rally tires to come back in stock

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    Lol, that cat looks a bit annoyed with something
    Aw, Biscuits!

  3. #3
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    That's a good read. Thanks for the link... Smaller pinion's not a bad idea. The 1/16 cars are a blast off road. I have a similar bolt-on setup to take my tarmac Rally to (smooth-ish) dirt... Goes a little something like this:

    De-limited (Slash-sourced) GTR shocks, 60wt shock fluid
    Custom (~5lb maybe.. stiff) springs up front
    TRX Black 2.22 lb springs rear
    R2 "Performance" touring tires (not quite as knobbly as Tamiya Rally Blocks, but close)
    HPI TE37 rims.

    Jacking up the suspension requires some camber adjustments, too.




    Bunch more Rally offroading pics here Rally-style Rally Offroad


    One thing that will very likely put an end to the fun before long are rocks getting up inside the center drive... There are small openings at the ends of the center drive 'skid' plate, and a huge opening on top of the chassis under the motor. It's a problem I've almost completely solved, check that out here: Saving your axles literally
    Last edited by prototyp; 01-02-2012 at 01:06 AM.
    The prototype project.

  4. #4
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    thats good reading there... thanks

    so i went a lil nuts at tower last night

    the hpi Pirelli tires were out of stock
    4467 HPI Racing Pirelli T Rally Tire 26mm D Compound (2)

    but in poking around i did find these for dirt
    4470 HPI Racing Rally Tire M Compound (2)

    and these for tarmac
    50810 Tamiya Racing Semi-Slick Tire (2)

    i am at the point that i think i may need some kind of rally anonymous

    all parts in and on hope to get it over to paint today



    and the look i want

    Last edited by cooleocool; 01-08-2012 at 11:58 AM. Reason: post merge
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  5. #5
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    I just finished a run with the HPI rally tires, same ones u got. They were great on loose gravel/ dirt, leaves. I also ran around a playground and they tore it up! i think they worked great.
    STRC Slash 4x4
    Hobby Hut Raceway, Audubon Pa.

  6. #6
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    Looking forward to seeing the Tornado painted up. Sharp little body, that.
    The prototype project.

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