It's been a while since I've been on here, I was bashing my beast of a revo 3.3 back then the best revo I've seen imo lol but hey it was mine. I was also building a sla2sh is that how we say slash 2wd here? Yh I was building one of those with proline parts. But then I sold the slash tired of it being 2wd. I should have sold the revo then too but NO like twit I dumped another $500 into it in parts I wanted get this had it 6 months built and never used it once. What a waste the noise was the downside but it was the best rc I've had and I was just about to put the lrp 32 into then an offer came in at $350 for the roller so I reluctantly accepted.
SO..... I was hunting my next traxxas beast an rc that is very popular and has more options and upgrades avaliable than any other rc around. Which led me to the slash 4x4 but **** they cost a fortune in England. £450 ish I think or $700 that's seriously high. So I checked the other variations of the 1/10 4x4 cars.
First I found the pede 4x4 xl5 edition new rtr for £200 (good deal)
Then I found the vxl 4x4 pede for £280-300 I think could be wrong.
Then I found the chassis everything I wanted and a price that's cheaper than usa, the traxxas rally vxl lcg for the awesome cost of £240 shipped all in. From Germany in England the rally rtr is £350 so I'm very happy with that. The bonus is I received a green one Yaay.
Straight away that day I stripped it down to dunk and dye that grey nastiness from it. Which is now black with a hint of navy blue.
That annoyed me tbh because all my other ritt dye jobs came out black with a hint of copper which I loved. I'm not liking the navy blue so much tho lol. It looks common to lcg chassis after dye too. I only dye my rcs for 30 min or so left it boiled water. I don't use the cooker but I do pre soak my chassis to soften it up. It worked excellent every time until this blue tint one. But I followed a guy who boiled it on the hob for 3hrs and still had blue hints. So I think the lcg will have blue regardless.
Anyone else tried it and got it truly blacked out.
(I thought traxxas realised we DO NOT LIKE grey plastics )
Since then I've removed some traxxas stickers from the green shell added afew other stickers. Brought (by mistake ) a full set of xo1 shocks. I'll see if I can use them at some point speed mayb. Then a set of trencher sc tires for when I make it into the slash.
That's everything about me and traxxas so far lol.
I wanted the rally Bcos it's cheap and is still the slash 4x4 so I plan to get any parts so eventually I can just convert to whichever rc I want when I want.
Road basher drifter hooning.
Sometime in the future a speed machine and also back slash too.
But I'm just trying to find people involved with the rally right now so I can learn faster, uk forum I use is dry in the trx rally department.
I'm planning to but not dead set on buying a castle 3800kv combo (it's cheap ) then ill sell the esc to fund a hobbywing sc8. But first I need to sell the Std vxl I didn't even bother running once after reading it's a bad combo. That's my 1/10 plans.
But sooner or later I will want to put a 2650kv or 2700kv motor in to it that is fast and fire off the line with just a 3s esc.
I'm new to brushless I've had a short flirt with it but none the wiser so this is it for my I'm starting again and want to do it properly this time.
Thank you for reading I would appreciate all you rally fans posting your favourite mods , upgrades and tips ect.
This is just an intro tho buy I'm sure I'll be posting direct questions soon.
PS. Atm my focus is on the rally variant I want to spec that up to be good on tarmac and grass. Beef it up some. Then get the slash stuff sorted.
I don't want one rally mod that will stop a slash mod vice versa. Sway bars I think is one unless ther trimmed. I have a brand new rally so don't fancy hacking at it yet lol.