So the Traxxas 4 Tec 2.0 has intrigued me since it came out... not because I love touring cars but because of the rally potential with this chassis. Hex hardware, sealed drivetrain, oil filled diffs, oil filled shocks, and the chassis version comes RTR. The front is 196mm wide but quickly goes to 190mm with some Tamiya zero offset wheels. Also, Traxxas parts support is amazing!
If you are a Traxxas fan and are looking for a chassis to use for rally, the 4 Tec 2.0 is a great option. This is a great value for the price and because its a standard touring car size, body, wheel, tire, shock, and electronic options are endless.
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RTR AWD 1/10 scale car. This brushed car does not come with a body and sells for about $210. There is a more expensive brushless version which sells for about $350. It also requires a body.
Fresh out of the box!
Here are pics of the modification made to the stock chassis to increase its ride height. A Dremel tool and very little time was used for this modification.
I removed a section of chassis located under the steering link to allow more ride height.
This pic shows the droop tabs on the chassis removed with a Dremel tool to increase the ride height of the chassis. Very easy to do.
After removing these sections of the chassis, this is the improvement in ride height.
This is before the modification.
The two pics above were taken after the modification was completed to the front and rear of the chassis and with more rally type wheels and treaded tires mounted and installed.
The above pic shows my 4Tec 2.0 rally conversion coming along nicely. I modded the rear end for more ride height and droop yesterday and you can see the difference it made over the still-stock front🏼.
Stay tuned for more blogs from the SoCal RC Rally Runners!