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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others



    What does upgrading the bearings do?


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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Better bearings will let your car run smoother with less friction. Allowing your car to gain more speed, faster acceleration and burn less fuel.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others



    Nice. Yea ive upgraded my brakes, fuel lines, fuel filter, and turnbuckles you think i should do bearings next or what do you guys suggest i should do next?


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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    I would rather get an engine, clutch, pipe or gearing. Those will deffinetly show big improvement.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    bearings would be cheaper but clutch and tune pipe would be better and you would notice the difference
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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Bearings aren't cheap. I paid $80 for Boca. My Buku clutch cost $65 I think. Extreme RC pipe $125.

    18tz $180. Gearing you might spend $25.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others



    Yea im getting a new engine for Xmas so im waiting on that. But im going to order some springs and shocks from ebay. Its funny remember that failsafe i bought at the lhs i returned and duratraxx is sending me a new one in the mail. So i got a free failsafe. Too bad it doesnt work on my car so im just going to post it on craigslist to sell.


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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    If you want a failsafe get a Ofna on there cheap and work very well
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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    I have a 2.4 that has a built in one. I tested it and it works just fine.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    There you go your all set then
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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Hey guys i was wondering you know how real cars have 1/4 mile times. Whats the rc way of doing it? do they go by feet or yards? If so how many?

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    In real life a car runs 1320ft. These are 1/10 and these run 132ft.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Hello, I'm new to this forum. I used to enjoy 1/8 gas cars back in the 80's. Getting back into it lately, and I bought a fixed up RS4 3 Evo as my start up again car. I have spent several days reading this enormous thread about the RS4's, but I'm sure I'll still have questions to ask.

    Are the CVD shafts a worthy investment? I see a shop on ebay that lists 4 shafts for the wheels, and the 2 main shafts all are CV type.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Steel-Main-U...item1e5ef1d5bf

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/F-R-Steel-Un...item2ec159cd08

    Anybody have experience with these units?

    I'm wanting to try my car out for drifting, seems like it could be a lot of fun, and no chance of 60+ mph crashes wrecking expensive aluminum parts.

    Thanks for any advice.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Well the only problems i have with the rs4 3 evo are the axles popping out.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    I have snapped all shafts, but there is a set that I have and I tried looking for in ebay but cannot find well these shafts I have not been able to break at all

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    rx7 and car-tune thanks for the replies, the car should be here in a few days, its in shipping now. Hopefully when it arrives I can add some pictures and get some good advice on anything it needs. The car is mostly complete, but I'm sure it will need things.

    I added pictures of my car to my personal gallery. Let me know what you think.


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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others



    What do you guys think about the aluminum upgrades for the car? Good or Not?


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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    No good. Weighs it down, makes it slower and will break. Plastic parts are flexible.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Well, I hear you on the weight and breakage. But I don't plan on racing this car, its just for occasional use, and no high speed stuff.. Rest of the time its just a show car project. Seems to me that a slightly heavier car will drift smoother maybe?

    I'm considering switching the metal top plate back to the HPI plastic one that doubles as a radio/battery box. I don't really like the silver box it has now for the batteries, I looked it up and it was made for the t-maxx anyway.

    I'm suprised at the general hostility on this thread over the years towards the aluminum suspension parts. Yes, I know they break, or bend, but so do the plastic ones. Wouldn't the point be to not crash into things at high speed? lol. As for the weight, the larger 18 engine should help with that I hope. I'm not looking for drag racing, or top speed runs, just short drifting and maybe zooming a little in small area's.



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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Ive been trying to upload pics and Im having a hard time so I hope this works
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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    This is the body Im using, I cut the rear bumper out for less dragg
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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Here is the photo of the bumper,

    Also here is shown how I adjusted the servo at an angle for full stearing
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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    In the pics you can see how the break was moved to the front of the tranny, I feel a better response and and smoother breaking
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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Pretty much almost everything has been upgraded on my car to make it handle better, to make it faster and to make it lighter.
    The upgrades I have done are as follows. If anyone wants to know what specific part I used ask me and I will research it and post it.

    Foam tires. Works great on VHT.
    Boca bearings.
    Aluminum hex.
    All cvd shafts have been replaced.
    F/R diffs have been upgraded to a taller gear and stronger steel.
    99% of screws are titanium.
    All turnbuckles are titanium.
    Stronger servos.
    Rechargeable battery pac.
    Spectrum radio and receiver.
    Pinion gears. Second red. First yellow.
    37/41 spur gears.
    OS 18tz nun pull start ported nitro engine.
    OS air filter.
    Adjustable motor mounts.
    Extreme RC pipe.
    Buku Power adjustable clutch.
    Carbon fiber f/r shock towers as upper deck.
    HPI aluminum shocks and springs.
    Sway bars.
    Using 33% nitro fuel.
    Fuel filter.
    HPI upgraded fuel tank.
    Break has been moved towards the front.
    Longer break linkage.


    There's many more but that's all I can rememberer. I will post up as u remember.

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    RE: OFFICIAL RS4 RTR 3 thread!!!!!!!Also type SS and others

    Cutting out the back bumper was a good idea I think, should improve cooling flow over the engine.

    Those extra turnbuckles on top of the front suspension, are they to fix a weakness?I haven't seen them used much on other cars I looked at.

    This site has some interesting tips about the brakes, like using a kyosho disk, and even having double or quad brakes:
    http://www.kedar.itgo.com/tipz.html#.21

    Its not all for the RS4, but looks like some idea's for it would work.


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