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Hiya

In preperation for a jaunt to Tyneside Car Club who have a routed rally circut I thought I'd better invest in a rally car.

I already own two versions of the SCX Escort MkII, one NIB and one used but not in any real anger, my other rally car is an 80's Scaley Audi but I believe it won't be suitable.

The club rules state no NSR's as they are too low and bugger up the bridge section so what should I be looking for for the best overall performance?

I hope you can help.

Cheers

Mark
 

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Hi mark

If everything goes to plan I will be running the tscc rally next week to allow paul extra time to run the events on the main track. I can tell you now the properties you need in the cars are much different from track racing, but unlike track racing there are so many types of cars that are competitive.

The main thing to look at is what cars you like, as most cars from modern, 2000's 90's and 80's can be made to run well. I use an MSC rs200 and so does lee, paul and a few other use avant slot scoobys and evos. changing tyres is allowed and a pair of nsr supergrips or slot.it f22's will give you all the grip you need.

If I can make 1 suggestion it would be to stay clear of brands that dont make dedicated rally cars. Fly and Scalextric cars bottom out a lot. The nsr cars might be made with a driver and navigator but have next to no ground clearance, so are disallowed. Ninco, SCX, avant slot, MSC are all good choices. Shorter cars handle the tight bends better than longer cars but can tip quicker.

Before splashing any cash you can always have a go of a few and see what you like. I will have some msc and scx with me, and im sure others will let you try their cars too.

hope this helps

tom
 

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First of all buy a car you like that's within your budget.
I like SCX cars, and some of them can be very cheap, I've got a selection of SCX, Ninco and Scalextric rally cars, of these I think my Ninco Porsche 911SC is the quickest, followed by my Ninco Focus and Impreza, but the SCX cars are great fun to use and don't bother with Scalextric.
 

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QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 19 Jan 2012, 08:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>don't bother with Scalextric.
x2. I've got 6 Scalextric rally cars and none of them are any good on my rally track - they all bottom-out.
I just keep them for the race track.
I've got 1x Fly rally car (BMW M3) and it's needed a lot of work to get it to run on my rally track and it's still not as good as any of my SCXs.

In my experience (so far) SCX may not be particularly quick, but they handle the best.

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Agree with Stuart.

I've got some mental 4x4's and they all get whupped by my humble SCX Fiat 131 Abarth (£19 or so, Pendle) and my lowly SXC Lancia 037 - a fiver off a forum member. Consistently 10% faster on the tougher rally tracks. They just handle and don't jump out of the slot under acceleration.

Good tyre trimming/truing, fair bit of body roll and a god dollop of blutak either side of the motor for ballast and holding it in place.
 

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Any of the NINCO - Citroen C4 Lightning ProRace are the quickest around my track.

We use an MJK tyre down here but the Yellow Dog may be similar.
Swap the NC-5 for an NC-2 if you can find one or change the gear ratio. Add weight to 95 gms all up
Front Rubber well ground down
 

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Hi
just want to know if there is a good gear ratio for a rally car
What is a good combination for let's say a nc2
thx
Frank

Just noticed that all my scx and scalextrix do not have the speed to follow the ninco rally cars
 

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All good advice so far but Ironmans comment on seeing what the others use on your club track is best buy far.
Trying them out before buying even better. Ask the other club members what modifications they have made
Take a note pad as I'm sure they'll bombard you with answers.

Are you running different classes on stage rally stage ?

SRGB up in North at Pendle and Scalemodels in 2013 be good if you lads could come across the Penines

With reference to Fly. They do the Racing series which comes with a spring and pivot pod. Its as good as all the modern MSC,NSR and Avant's. Spirit and Teamslot do some great models but will require a bit more work to set up properly

John
 

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my prefered weapon of choice

1 SCX pro with msc motor ( set up with with one theeth smaler crown in front an front wheels just touching ground).
2 Avant slot scooby aw
3 Msc rs 200

in that order

best of luck.
 
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