Looking for gift ideas? CLICK HERE!

We're using cookies to serve you better - Read more
Shipping to over 180 countries
Online since 2010
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

RC Rally Cars - EuroRC Hobby Letter #14/22

24.10.2022

Wroom! This is Heikki from EuroRC Storage Room! Remember last time when I told you it is time to go inside as winter is coming? It appears that nobody listened as all of you folks seem to be building RC Rally Cars now! Even better because you can drive these both inside and outside if you feel like!

Real Rally Racing is always dirty and dusty while Touring Cars like to keep things tidy. RC Rally Cars are basically tuned up touring cars by their soul so end of the day there is no much difference between these two.

With few easy modifications you can make your touring racer to suit rally and vice versa. Lets go outside one more time and push the pedal for the medal with EuroRC Best RC Rally Cars!

TLDR: Our best RC Rally Car at the moment is the magnificient HPI Racing WR8 1:8 Subaru Impreza 2001. Hands down it is the best. There is no reason for you to read further and learn about fun yet tempting RC Rally Cars!

We All Bash Down Here

A true pioneer in RC Rally is of course Tamiya. They were - if not first (too busy to google sry) then atleast among the first ones - to publish a realistic looking and functional RC Rally. Very first ones to have some real rally look in it were Volkswagen Golf Group 2 CS and Renault 5 from early 80's.

They were not really very suitable for offroad rally action but what I appreciate is the looks here. Rally cars have to look like a rally cars! Today both of those cars are super rare and valuable collectible items today but good news is that Tamiya is releasing their legendary Golf Mk.1 in M-05 chassis Limited Edition later this year. Follow our posts to grab one!

First RC Rally Car? Legendary Golf MK1 will be soon available again in M-05 chassis but only for limited time.

Perhaps the first Tamiya we could title as a pure Rally Car is Audi Quattro Rally from year 1982. This rear wheel driven car was based on original Wild Willy Chassis so the conclusion to be made here is that all RC Rally roots back to laid-back wheelie poppin RC foolishness.. what today is know as Art of Bashing!

Here in our EuroRC Museum of Radio Contolled Cars we have near mint condition Tamiya Opel Ascona 400 Rally based on same Wild Willy type platform, have a closer look please.

In dreams of many but in hands of few. Tamiya Opel Ascona 400 just where it belongs. In our RC Museum!

Touring Trainer Zero Two

Say what you like but Tamiya TT-02 chassis is one versatile platform! What other chassis can transform from stunning Supercar Replica to pretty-OK performing Off-Road Buggy and all the way to Tracked Crawler Truck version? Yeah. While Master Of None it is definitely a true Jack Of All Trades of RC cars.

TT-02 is a very basic level (cheap!), shaft driven full time 4WD touring platform. Like most Tamiya cars, it is excellent shelf queen but for real racing you need to do some minor fixes. If nothing else, at least change the ball bearings and get more ride height by removing the shock limiters.

Install better shocks, good tires (Rally Block all the way!) and perhaps a mild brushless setup and you are more than good to hit the rally track!

Did you know that TT means Touring Trainer? Neither did I! Our photographer Jani Viipuri built this great Yaris.

Crossover Vehicle Zero Two

While versatile, TT-02 is still just a touring platform by its soul. If you want some real performance I'll guide you to the direction of XV-02 Pro Chassis. For those who complain that Tamiya never makes anything new - here it is! XV-02 was released this summer so it's still fresh like a daisy!

At this moment XV-02 is only available as a rolling chassis kit but you can fit any of the popular Tamiya rally bodies on it preatty easy. Things to highlight about the XV-02 include are but not limited to: Better chassis layout for RC Rally Builds, aluminum shocks, aluminum motor and servo mount, full ball bearings, dust cover, Rally Block tires..

Basically everything is here to make a fine RC Rally Car except the body.

What You See Is What You Get. This is what is inlcuded with the Tamiya XV-02 Pro Chassis Kit. Except the cutting mat and lamp base!

My friend has one of these and he has been very impressed of it. I am also more than excited to see what sweet versions we'll see of this car as the time passes. I would not say no for 2022 World Rally Championship winner Toyota Yaris WRT piloted by Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen.

I mean they have the body already, just print new 2022 stickers and take my money!

WR8 2001 Subaru Impreza is a great car. Like really, really great car! Available also in almost 3hp nitro version.

HPI Subaru Best. Suck all the rest.

Now this does not really compare to anything I've told above but if you are serious in your rally cars then we have just the right car for you. HPI Racing 1:8 WR8 Subaru Impreza 2001 is just plain amazing. I borrowed one from our Storage Room and been blasting it since and I am totally in love!

It is hard to explain without handling you the controller but WR8 is as close a real rally car than RC can ever get. It has super low center of gravity, full metal gears, just right amount of power (ie. plenty) and while steering is more than sensitive it finds it way back to the center in no time. Driving this car is a bliss.

What is even better is that this car is also available in nitro! I've said this before but it makes me really happy to see new nitro rally car coming out in these days of electricity.

HPI Racing is taking back the place what belongs to it. Their cars have always been good so it's just great that we have the possibility to get our hands in those again!

OK this for now, next time I wont tell you anything about Tamiya cars. I promise! Thanks for reading. Photos of RC Rally Cars and unfinished builds are more than welcome!

Second gear in,

Heikki / EuroRC

News

Order our weekly newsletter

Your shopping cart is empty

Terms and conditions

German
French
Spanish

All products listed as “in stock” are in our warehouse and ready to be shipped within the next day. Exceptions to this are pre-orders and possible, but unlikely, errors in stock numbers. All products include the  VAT according to the destination country.  Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Customer service speed

We are answering emails everyday from the morning to the late evening, no matter if its Sunday or Christmas eve. We work in the EET time zone which is +2h from GMT. During the day our customer service is usually really fast and in the evening we are little slower due we have less people to answer questions. Easier things are usually handled within the hour and shipping related things we try to handle during the day so they can be shipped out the same day. Our goal is to answer all emails within 24h no matter how difficult the question is. The fastest way to get customer service is always to send us a email. Please include relevant pictures and a structured email with proper sentences so we can answer you faster. Take your time and read trough your email once before you send it to us.

Payment Methods and Shipment Information

We ship globally for example to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania,Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom, Norway, Turkey, Switzerland). And many other countries, just go to the checkout and see if you can checkout. If not just let us know and we will quote you a price as we are able to ship to any country in the world.

We accept Paypal, credit card payments and IBAN/BIC (SEPA) bank transfers.

Payment service

Our credit card and web bank services are delivered by Finnish Paytrail Oyj.

Paytrail Oyj, Business-id: 2122839-7

Innova 2
Lutakonaukio 7
40100 Jyväskylä
Finland
www.paytrail.com

Currency

All payments are made in Euros. You can however browse the shop in other currency but the price then is not final. You will see the final Euro price in your shopping basket when paying for the product. The price is shown in “5. Send Order” part of the checkout form.

VAT

Our shop automaticaly includes or excludes VAT percentage from the prices by the destination country. You can change the destination country from the checkout pages before you order.  All our customers will pay the same price no matter the included VAT percentage. Companies who are buying with VAT numbers can buy products with exluded VAT according to destination country. 

Shipping options

You can browse all our shipping options with out registering. Just add the products you are interested in and proceed to checkout page where you can see all the shipping options and estimated delivery times.

Basic tracked shipping starts from 4,90€ (GLS road freight) in European Union countries.

Estimate Shipping times with GLS.

An international GLS parcel is delivered to neighbouring states of Finland like Sweden or the Baltic countries in a standard delivery time of 24 to 72 hours. To more distant European countries the international parcel dispatch takes between three and six working days, to remote areas up to eight days. Rough estimate is 1 week from order to delivery.

Please note that GLS shipping time is calculated in working days (Monday to Friday) and excluding the day when parcel is shipped.
Note!
Here you can find estimated delivery times.
Note! Here you can find collected statistics about average delivery times.

Estimated shipping times by DHL and UPS

DHL Express and UPS Express are our fastest delivery options. Both options can reach almost anyplace in EU in 1 day, but some places take 2 days.
• Depending what kind of products you want to order the shop will let you choose from available shipping options.
• Both Options are also Door To Door Services. The Courier will deliver the parcel to your door. But they also have pickup points where they might drop your package off so you can pick it up when it suits you.

When you are checking out your order you can see a more precise estimate of each shipping option to your country.

Refund policy

We accept returns of new, unused merchandise within 14 days from the delivery. Please contact us at [email protected] to receive return information. The customer is responsible for any return costs unless otherwise agreed to with our customer service. We try to return the money with the same payment method that was used to pay for the order, if its not possible we make a wiretransfer. You can also request a gift card if you are making a new order to speed up the process.

We also accept returns after 14 days upto 50days, but we refund them with a giftcard to our shop so you can replace them with any products we sell. Please contact our customer service for details.

After we receive the merchandise and verify its re-sellable condition, we will refund the money or give you a giftcard. Depending on the item this will take 1-3 days after we have received the item. If there is a delay we will contact you.

Please note that all parcels that are returned to us because customer has not picked it up / accepted it or paid customs fees of it will processed. Handling and shipping costs will be reduced from the refunds.

Note! Every return made without notice via email will be charged with handling fee of 20€. Handling fee will be reduced from the total refund.

Damaged Shipment

In the rare occurrence that the shipment has been damaged, please take pictures and send those to our customer service [email protected] immediately and we will make sure we get you sorted and back to enjoying our hobby. Also notify the courier bringing you the shipment that it has been damaged.

Defective parts and Warranty Issues

If you feel that your product is defective please send us a email and we will let you know what to do next. Most items do not have a warranty as they will break in normal usage. For example if you hit something solid or take a larger tumble. Properly used items should easily last 3-12 months and during this period we are able to replace broken items if they have a manufacturing or material fault. We have years of experience with different makes and they all have different warranty policies. We have chosen to work with brands that have a good understanding how to serve their customers and you can be assured that you will get the best customer experience possible with us.

We do not replace or exchange products that are not defective or broken by improper use or have not been maintained. But we do help and teach you how to do things properly so you do not break anything in the future, just email us and we will help you out. We are however unable to wrench for you, its part of the hobby so its important that you will learn that part also your self, we have great tools to sell you so just ask us what you need.
Note! Many manufacturers are strickt that electronics are not allowed  to be modified (connectors changed etc.) without disabling the warranty. Remember to check this from your products manual.

Don’t worry you are safe with us! Most of our customers feel that they get excellent service in the rare occurrence that they encounter a problem with the product they have bought.

And remember if you run in to a problem or you feel that there is a problem with arrived products do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help and we do our best to sort it out as soon as possible.

What happens if EuroRC made a error in the shipment?

We ship a lot of orders each day and rarely there are errors. We do however try to minimize the effect on the customer. Please contact us immediately if we have made an error and we will make it right.

Address for returns

Always contact us before returning any product, we can not take responsibility for shipments that are sent without prior notice. Its very important that we can tell you how to mark the parcel so it will be processed in a timely fashion.

EuroRC Oy
Päiviöntie 8
12400 Tervakoski
Finland

[email protected]

Language

Currency

My account

Customer service