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    My Gymkhana Rally build

    Well the other day I got a gymkhana rally car from a buddy of mine it was stock except for the rims and street tires which I don't know brand and name of but the tires are very grippy, and the velineon vxl3m brushless system installed and a 2s lipo that just died on me the other day. Since then I have locked the front diff, adjusted the preload to set the ride height, trimmed the rear wheel wells in the back a little and am currently in the process of dyeing the stock green suspension links red. Things I plan to do to it are going to be upgrading to GTR aluminum shocks, new body, get a heat sink for the motor, possibly upgrade the steering servo, and get a set of rally tires. Not going to go above and beyond with this car just want to make it a decent rally car.

    This is what it looked like when I got it


    Got the links dyed and installed. They turned out more maroon than red so I will be going with a maroon/white theme on the next body.


    Also plan on getting these wheels and using the same due to get the same color and from what I've read when you dye wheels with a fake chrome plating the dye will turn the chrome into like an anodized finish which is awesome.


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    I'm looking forward to seeing how those wheels turn out!
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    Me too those wheels will be strictly run on the street(if it turns out like I hope so I won't mess them up as bad) i will be using the stock green wheels dyed the same color as the links for offroad

    Got 3 of the stock green wheels dyed need to find 1 more as I spun the hex in it so it's useless now
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    Bummer. Hopefully you're able to find another wheel for a decent price.
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    Maroon and white! Gig em!
    Sorry, I'm an aggie fan. But I do like the look!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooleocool View Post
    Bummer. Hopefully you're able to find another wheel for a decent price.
    Me too if I can't I can always get a pair new and dye them then I'll have a spare ready to go if one breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by ManDime View Post
    Maroon and white! Gig em!
    Sorry, I'm an aggie fan. But I do like the look!
    Lol I had to look that up to get what you said. Me too it's gonna be very unique

    Well I finally got a run in without breaking something lol. I took it to the local park where there's sand and a sidewalk circling the playground with a light coat of sand on it so I set out to try and drift on the sidewalk with our going into the sand and getting stuck. Let's just say I have a lot of work to do when it comes to driving lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepscx10 View Post
    Let's just say I have a lot of work to do when it comes to driving
    You'll get there! Just keep practicing and have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooleocool View Post
    You'll get there! Just keep practicing and have fun!
    Thanks. Yeah I plan on trying to practicing everyday, I also have to learn to be easy on the throttle when going into corners cuz I keep spinning out, but I'll get there

    What do you think of the rims? Yes, no?
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    How did you keep the green pin stripe?
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    Used the dremel and ground off the things layer of maroon dye off the wheels

    Need some help deciding what paint job for the mini rally. The body pictured is the one I will be running. Green or Black?



    This is the design and colors I've chosen only have to decide color of wheels.
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