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Old 05-02-2005, 05:37 PM
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i have bought a hpi rs4 2 and the car is completly stock so i will need some hop-ups i think. what do you think i should buy for it? this car will be racing at a school parkin lot. so i would probly need some better tires. so i need to know what you people think how the car can become a alsome racer. oh and here is what the body looks like this body was painted my self. and if you would like to tell me what you think about it well jut include it in the post as well.
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:01 PM
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ya its possible to make it a racer. Get a two-speed for sure, a new engine, new tires, make it lighter, make the car lower, and get new shocks. I made my shock angles in the rear really angled and now its really low. check it out in the pix. The body is nice. i like how the hood is black, thats how i paint my bodies.
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:22 PM
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hmm ok. thanks, hey i like your car also. i see that you have a lot of money in that car.
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:30 PM
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yea, the 2 speed is a must. i recommend the hpi x tread belted tires and RPM wheels for a wheel/tire combo. rcsucka, how does the angled shocks affect the handling? and here are some old pics of my car.
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:06 PM
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ok so the 2 speed is a must item to have. ok hey i like your car to, it looks like it has some good upgrades on it. if i had the car lower to the ground it would turn better?
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:27 PM
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can someone post a link to tower of which 2 speed to buy? i am getting noe of these also. and are parts still available at most hobby stores?

oh and ive got a 2 speed in my nitro mt, will this work?
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:10 PM
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get [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTH03&P=7]this[/link] one, its 10$ more than the regular 2 speed, but the HD vertion lasts longer, ive had mine for about 5 years now! and hobby stores STILL carry parts for the rs4 1/2, and there are TONES of parts for it still out there!
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is that the same one for the nitro mt? cause id rathernot buy another one.
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Old 05-03-2005, 12:52 PM
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rc sucka, is that engine stock, because if it is i want to know where you got that head.
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Old 05-03-2005, 02:11 PM
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no, I bleave the MT has a different 2 speed
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r40- in his sig it says epic 18 so im going to guess thats what it is
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cardriverx- the shocks being angled makes the car more stable at high speeds because the center of gravity is lower to the earth or something like that. AS for turning, i dont really know, because every time i would turn and hit throttle, the car would spin out lol.

r40- the engine is an epic .18, about 3x stronger than the stock motor.
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rcsucka- what gear ratio are you running with the epic?
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rcsucka- i wouldnt be too sure that its 3x more powerful. i think we understand that most companies give their motors false ratings but not os. they have made me a customer because they dont appeal to power hungry consumers, but to smart consumers imo. no offense to anyone, not calling anyone dumb
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:15 PM
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The Epic 18 is only as strong as the Mugen MT12. It's not any much faster actually. One of the engines with the highest false ratings ever. 1.9HP @43krpm? Who are ya kiddin?

Nitro demon- What level of racing? For messing around the car is good, but for a higher level of competition say running against mugens, HPI R40, Kyoshos, etc, don't count on it leading you to victory. If anything the N4Tech has more tuning options than that car out the box. Should racing be in mind, better of selling the car (that has more tuning option and racable box stock) and getting something else.
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