When we first started our adventure with rally RC, we chose Tamiya TT01 – as it was cheap (and on sale 😉 ) and we only wanted to check, if it’s gonna be fun. It was 🙂 That’s why we’ve decided to build another rig, also on a budget, but a bit different.
Our choice was Maverick Strada TC Evo. It is a touring car, so we had to make some adjustment, to change it into a rally rig.
One of the most important things in rally is ground clearance. As you can see on these pictures, it’s not spectacular (11mm), but there is an easy way, to change that.
It is as easy as cutting out 6 pieces of plastic – 4 tabs, that look as if they were asking to be cut off 😉 (they are part of the floor, right under the suspension arms). There is 2 in the front and 2 in the back.
Two other pieces are not that obvious – you need to cut some of the floor in the front of the rig, so the arms can go lower. Simple.
After all the cutting I got 22mm of ground clearance. And my screwdriver can get underneath it easily 😉
Stay tuned for next steps of changing our Strada into rally rig!