So I finally ran my Rally with the sway bars and centre diff. Power system is an MMP/3800 on 2S and as you can see, its plenty fast but stays only warm to the touch. Full 5400mah 2S packs at mostly WOT drifting WITH the chassis cover on and nearly no heat at all. Maybe ill gear up a bit. Speed is fine now, so its not a big deal.
Ive got a Dusty Motors shroud for the non LCG slash installed and it did a better job of keeping the dirt out than having NO shroud. But it certainly is NOT working as well as id hoped. Im going to get the proper LCG version for sure.
Tires are stock rally tires and I have to say, I LOVE them. They are such a great tire. The only drawback is their lifespan on dry pavement. On this surface, pavement with alot of sand and gravel on top, they dont show even a hint of wear after a few full packs.
Only issue I have come across with this car is that, when run in gravel like this, small rocks can get caught in the steering and jam it up. A quick flick of the steering will dislodge it so its not a huge deal, but it was interesting to note.
Heres a short video and some pics.