Good platforms for rally?

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Hodaka

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Anybody got a shortlist with pros/cons? How about recommended upgrades for these platforms?
 

UNGLEWD

Supporting Member
All I know of for 1/10 electric stuff is...
Losi XXXs (modified touring car)
Tamiya DF 03 RA
HPI RS4 Rally (Discontinued)


There are other Tamiya cars but this one seems to be one of the ones with best off road capabilities.
Pros and Cons...I'm pretty green to this so maybe someone else will chime in...
 
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Hodaka

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Yeah, I was kinda liking the look of the DF03RA, just not the price right now! I was also looking at the TT01, TA01/02, TL01, etc. I'm thinking shaft drive, sealed front and rear (an hopefully pinion/spur), bearings, and bathtub-style are all good ideas for rally, right?
 
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Kos-Mos

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Anything that is shaft driven will work fine.

Anything that is belt driven will work fine until you break the belt.

I would go with a TT-01. Shaft driven. Sealed diffs. Sealed spur/pinion. Cheap to fix.

If you can find a TA-04, they used to make a rally version of that car. Basically was tires and shocks that changed.
 
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Bansal

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The XXX-S has been the favourite of our little group of racers so far, simply due to the fully-sealed drivetrain. It's a proven chassis that's easily modified to get some additional clearance. Other than that, it's all in the tuning! Everything else you look for can be attained through adjustments to gearing, motors, suspension, etc. I do want to check out how these new DF03-series rally cars perform, though.
 
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j_ride008

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Tamiya

Tamiya has a new rally car coming out soon. Looks pretty sweet.
 
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derangboy

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I was sizing up a Suzuki body on a mini slash last night and it looked like a decent fit.

wheel base 210 mm
width 161 mm (outside of hex)
 
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bubu1.0

Guest
DF-03RA is a good chassis for rally only down fall theres not that many hop ups availible. Also steering design is flawed by allowing small rock/debris to lock the steering at times its annoying for graval paths etc.
TT-01 not that good diffs are not fully sealed can be sealed but the cheap chassis lacks steel diffs and strong running gear TONS of plastic.
TA-01, TA-02, TA-01/02 mixed F150 there are some minor changes between each chassis but they all have good ride height. The center drive shaft is thin and should be replaced (hopup) no dust covers were ever made for this chassis.
TB-01 Probably one of the better rally chassis really tough running gear. One pit fall it weights a ton and handles like it does. There is one other problem but I forget.
Yokomo MR4 rally great handling overall great proformer downside is its very rare almost extinct for parts and other bits. Also the belts adds to the maintenance intervals.
Check out ebay for most of the tamiya stuff, the DF03RA go for 169usd plus 45 shipping thou :p6639707:
 

DRW-FJ40

chicks dig small trucks
Exceptional information is available about these kind of boards. Thanks folks.

Nipped that in the bud.

Good time to revive the thread though. So many electric rally options right now. Rally Legends, Tamiya XV-01, Kyosho DRX VE, HPI WR8.

I really like the Kyosho but kind of waiting to see how the XV-01 lives up to the hype.

some nice options out on the horizon though.
 

generis

Active member
Here's a new one I just saw. They are expecting you to run it on 4s though. IT looks like a revised 1/8 buggy actually.

Thunder Tiger RTR ER-4 Mini Cooper Countryman


Powered by a BLC-80C ESC and Ripper IBL40 2000kv brushless motor
Precision-milled 7075-T6 aluminum chassis
Lightweight suspension arms with fully adjustable ride height
Fully adjustable pivot ball system for easy toe, camber and caster tuning
Four oversized oil-filled shock absorbers with 16 mm diameter pistons
Equipped with front/center/rear metal gear differentials
A Cougar P3 3-channel 2.4GHz radio system offers interference-free control
Pre-painted body and rear wing
Specifications:

Length: 21.25 in (540 mm)
Width: 12.2 in (310 mm)
Wheelbase: 13 in (330 mm)
Height: 7.9 in (200 mm)
Weight: 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)

The 1/8 Scale Mini Cooper Countryman Rally Car will be available early October.

TTRD7021 ER-4 1/8 Mini Cooper Countryman Rally Car RTR $469.99


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lttrd7021.jpg
 

gdb85

New member
Nipped that in the bud.

Good time to revive the thread though. So many electric rally options right now. Rally Legends, Tamiya XV-01, Kyosho DRX VE, HPI WR8.

I really like the Kyosho but kind of waiting to see how the XV-01 lives up to the hype.

some nice options out on the horizon though.


Just my two cents brother, I have a few rally cars, a Legend, a XV-01 and the DRX-VE.
The XV-01 is a fine car a little shock change out has helped alot, the Legend I'm still messing with but has potential, both being 1/10 makes it challenging to say the least without a groomed track. That's also part of the lure, to get them to work.
The DRX-VE is flat out a blast to drive! The 1/9 scale seems perfect size. It handles a rough course thru the woods like a champ that the other two would get tossed around on.
I've been asked by a couple of our club members, if they could purchase just one car which would I recommend and I didn't hesitate at all and said hands down the Kyosho.
 

alan

New member
For the sake of price, body options, and to keep the size proportionate, those of us who run in this area use 1:10 touring cars.
It's also my opinion that the fun (realism) lies in getting a road car to perform 'off road'.
I use an old modified HPI Sprint2 (probably the least attractive candidate for rallying) and I love it!
 

Heavy Chevy

New member
I've been looking for a rally type body for an hpi trophy truck but I'm not having any luck finding a fit. It's a little heavy but I think it would be a good candidate as a rally car. Any thoughts on a body?
I find myself converting many of my cars to rally......I'm feeling rally crazy!
 

Dukk

New member
I have a TC4 that hasn't been getting any use lately so time to repurpose it. I don't think the chassis itself will need much other than rally tires, possibly some inner fenders, and maybe something around the pinion/spur.
 

matt c

New member
I have a TC4 that hasn't been getting any use lately so time to repurpose it. I don't think the chassis itself will need much other than rally tires, possibly some inner fenders, and maybe something around the pinion/spur.

I have a few tc4s here too. My brother converted one a while back and seemed to get some incredible travel out of the suspension. I now own that one he shaved out, although it's in pieces at the moment.

I run a Team Losi xxxs, aka Losi Drift R.
 

generis

Active member
Here's another one, a 1/10 scale offering from Traxxas, #7407 (although it measures about 1/8th scale in comparison to the other 1/10 cars out there)

It uses SC truck style of rims, with the dual diameter rim, and it's essentially a slash 4x4 with a new chassis and lid. Same towers and everything.
In comparison to the kyosho DRX Rally, this Traxxas rally has a significantly larger tire... like it's actually 15mm diameter larger than my Kyosho. Being a slash 4x4 it's also 1.5 inches wider! than the Kyosho, so it's a pretty large vehicle.
 

alan

New member
My funny-car gave me a little hope for Traxxas but apparently they still know how to make a completely disproportionate and butt-ugly car. Fun little basher vid though.
 
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