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Old 09-30-2010, 10:59 AM
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Default NEW! Traxxas Rally VXL

didnt see this coming!
http://traxxas.com/products/electric..._rally7307.htm
looks pretty sweet! but i doubt its offroad capabilities with the stock tires thoguh...
sick body though!


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Old 09-30-2010, 11:09 AM
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I LIKE IT A LOT!!!! Yeah, never saw that coming from Traxxas. But it looks awesome! Basically uses alot of the same parts from the Mini Revo and Slash. I would definitely consider getting one of these later on. Even though it's a rally car it's definitely looks more for street.

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I need to get that! Video on their site is kind of misleading though bc they are drifting on a go kart track, much slicker than your average street or driveway. Would be interested to see how they drift on real pavement first. Look cool though!
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:59 PM
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I agree! Not sure how well it would drift on a typical parking lot. But, it's got to be able to handle and drive better on pavement and asphault than the 1/24 Losi Rally because it's for one larger and probably has a better suspension. Plus it's powered by the VXL system! And for those who already have a Mini Revo or Mini Slash...no need to buy nimh or lipo batteries.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:11 PM
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The shot of the car sliding through the cones is just plain ol' Texas concrete. Other shots too, I have to look at that video again. The car drifts well, I assure you. AND you can still power down the straights!
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:26 PM
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this thing rocks! I'm going to be getting one of these when they are released in the cold cold north
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:28 PM
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this thing looks sweet, i see a lot of possibilities for this little car, i cant wait to see what people do with it. if i got it i know the first thing i would do is jack up that suspension, it looks to low in the pic to handle offroad driving, but thats no downside. they definitely need dirt tires for it and thy should partner with subaru or dc to make some race replica bodies! if i didnt just buy an scx10 i would seriously consider buying one of these, i think the onroad guys will jump on this!
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How much do one of these run for ?

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From what I've read on other sites. $299 RTR (w/ 2.4ghz system), just like the 1/16 E-Revo.

Also the 1/16 Rally is fairly good size. It's got oversized tires. Here is a photo Ifound. Comparing it to a 1/10 Rustler.
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For those of you with a 1/16 E-Revo or Slash, it wouldn't take much to convert one to a Rally. A-Arms, tie-rods, axles, front andrear body mounts, front bumper, tires/wheels and a body.

Can't wait to see people start modding these. Those who put a 1/10 motor in their Mini-Revos...do the same to a Rally, talk about a street machine! lol
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well if it drifts like Peter says I am in! Really wish I didn't buy the 1/24 losi rally. too bad I didnt know this was coming out....
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PeterTraxxas,

What size wheels and tires, in millimeters, does that little go-getter have? That would be the only factor in whether I get one or not. I use standard 1/10th on-road wheels for drifting. If they fit, Traxxas has another sale.
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Traxxas will be shipping them out to the shops on October 10th.....
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For those of you with a 1/16 E-Revo or Slash, it wouldn't take much to convert one to a Rally. A-Arms, tie-rods, axles, front and rear body mounts, front bumper, tires/wheels and a body.

Can't wait to see people start modding these. Those who put a 1/10 motor in their Mini-Revos...do the same to a Rally, talk about a street machine! lol
actually for the slash from how the pics of each chassis looks is simpler, and cheaper to convert than the revo
Slash would need front bumper, body mounts, tires, and a body. The a-arms from the proportions in the pics I saw look the same as the slash's
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Rumor has it that traxxas has one more up its sleeve before the end of the year. maybe even early next year feburay at the most
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Rumor has it that traxxas has one more up its sleeve before the end of the year. maybe even early next year feburay at the most
Jack up its suspention, throw smaller forms of talons on it, and call it a 1/16th stampede?


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that would be pretty neat, would it be called a mini stampede or a mini maxx though because it would be 4wd but it would also probly have revo type suspension
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im def in to get one of these. i wonder if they will make foam tires for it
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Rumor has it that traxxas has one more up its sleeve before the end of the year. maybe even early next year feburay at the most
I've herd thru the grapevine it will be a Nascar Camping World Truck like vehicle. You know go fast turn left, repeat.
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You mean like a mini spirit?

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so.....traxxas put even smaller wheels and tires on the mini revo than the mini slash and slapped a different body on it to make a small scale drifter that will handle worse off and on road than the mini revo?

I know there is more to it than that, and I'm sure it's a fun little thing to drive, but I'd stick with the mini revo.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:59 PM
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"experience rally driving excitement, gymkhana style." (from the traxxas website) So is it a rally car or a gymkhana car? big difference between the two.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:12 AM
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from looking at those tires and where they show it running in the video id say its a gymkhana car, but i hope they have parts planned to make it a better rally car
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as for the person that asked about tires i run standered 1/10 scale on road tires on my mini slash and saw a vid on youtube saying thanks to traxxas for a rally car and it showed one with a subru body gold rims and a way more aggressive tire package
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Man that thing is just a more durable answer to Losi Micro Rally. Tamiya has been doing rally for years and years and no one has them beat on chassis design and durability. Traxxas stuff always looks like toys to me. If HPI came out with a real rally car I'd be interested.

Traxxas Rally is just an onroad mini-erevo. Same motor/esc/chassis. They just changed posts, some arms, lowered the chassis and for some odd reason put tarmac tires on there.....sigh.

I guess Traxxas = durability, moster fun no scale realsim
HPI: durability, scale, much wider selections


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