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You may think this guy must have some suicidal tendencies, but I can assure you: she will love it!! As some of you might know we are a little Rally fanatic over here and that includes my girlfriend. She does not have an R/C car yet, but this will change very soon! She cannot stand the classics especially the famous 'Ur-Quattro'. Whenever she looks at my Lancias (Delta, Stratos, 037) she shouts: When the hell will you get a Quattro finally? Well, at your service, ma'am :-).
What I made is take one of the Carson shells and put it on a TB01. I don't like the TB01 very much (there are better rally car chassis out there), but as this specimen will spend most of it's life stationary it will do. In case it will be driven I installed full ball bearings, ESC, CE-4 motor, steel pinion, aluminium propshaft and light weight gears. Of course I had to correct the rear ride height which is simply too low compared to the front (one of the most weird design faults Tamiya made on that chassis) by installing longer shocks.
I will let you know wether this present was a good idea (otherwise I'm not sure if you will ever hear from me again ;))
She loves it!
UPDATE: please see last pic down :D
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historic snow-Rally with girlfriend