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Stronger drive shafts for RS4 3?

Old 06-18-2007, 08:47 PM
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Default Stronger drive shafts for RS4 3?

I installed a OS 18 TZ in my RS4 3 and now I keep breaking the center shafts. Does anyone know of a fix for this? I have seen the GPM swing shafts on ebay, Does anyone know if these are stronger then the stock DB's or if I can get stronger DB's?
Old 06-18-2007, 08:55 PM
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Default RE: Stronger drive shafts for RS4 3?

yes the gpm shafts are stronger than dogbones. Less flex, play and stronger construction... no way the stock bones will last with the 18tz
Old 06-19-2007, 10:18 AM
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Fox222 - Hows that O.S. TZ? Give us some details on the performance. Ive been interested in stepping up to this engine.
Old 06-19-2007, 10:19 PM
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In a word it’s a missile. This motor is a .21 big block in disguise.
Now for the down side or sides. I bought a RD Logics pipe that was supposed to fit the RS4 and it doesn’t, unless you don’t mind running without the right rear tire. So I bought the HPI header for the rear exhaust motor and it just clears the tire. I was still using the stock black aluminum pipe at this time when the one way started to slip. So I ordered a O.W. from bearing from Boca and so far so good. Then I bought the new shiny HPI pipe and man what difference that made. It jumped through 1st & 2nd gear so fast I wasn’t sure it was shifting a first until I did a ¾ throttle run so I could here the shift. By the way I am running 41 & 45 spur gears with the 18 (purple) & 23 (red) pinions which is the highest 2nd gear you can run (to my knowledge) and a medium first gear. BTW you have to mill or dremel the chassis to get the gears to mesh.
Now I have broken dog bone after dog bone. So I have installed the HPI cvd’s on the axels and after about six hard runs so far they are holding up. BUT the center shafts are another story, in those six hard runs to test the cvd’s I broke 2 rear center shafts and 1 front. Right now I am running the motor rich until I find a fix for the center shafts. But as long as the shafts stay in, it flies.
One more thing, you must run foam tires. I tried some of the high traction rubbers and they just don’t work with this kind of power.
Old 06-19-2007, 10:23 PM
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Thanks hellsgod, I am ordering them now.
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Sounds like a blast! Thanks Fox222. Hey if you got some pics I would love to see how the motor fits and looks on the car with the pipe and header configuration you got.
Old 06-21-2007, 09:17 PM
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ORIGINAL: al18ss

Sounds like a blast! Thanks Fox222. Hey if you got some pics I would love to see how the motor fits and looks on the car with the pipe and header configuration you got.
Here are a couple of quick shots. The last one is the chassis mod for the smaller spur gears.
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beautiful.... oh man thats so clean and neat
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that engien looks sexy very clean ccar
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Thanks! Just did a overhaul.
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Awesome pics fox222. Thanks!
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hey outlaw , i see you have tons of replies but no pics of your car .. lets see it
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nice pipe brokespokes31 where u got it?
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well its a vantage pipe and header got it for a deal at the local indoor track , and i love it , best pipes ever
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Default RE: Stronger drive shafts for RS4 3?

Well, we are about to find out if the GPM center shafts are 18TZ tough.
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is this ur engine?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHLV9&P=ML
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Default RE: Stronger drive shafts for RS4 3?

Who makes those shocks and the turnbuckle set??? Clean car man great job!!
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No, it's this one.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=OW&I=OSMG2114
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ORIGINAL: al18ss

Sounds like a blast! Thanks Fox222. Hey if you got some pics I would love to see how the motor fits and looks on the car with the pipe and header configuration you got.

If I were you al18ss you will need that TZ if you want to stay behind me with my NT1 (a.k.a Rocket). Just to show you what a sport I am al18ss I am willing to put half of the money down for your new TZ just to make you feel good when I fly by you on the track..


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ORIGINAL: RLMHPI

Who makes those shocks and the turnbuckle set??? Clean car man great job!!
The shocks are the HPI threaded aluminum and the turnbuckles are the ones that came with the 18SS kit with RPM ends. It looks so clean for the moment because that’s a new chassis.
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Is that the HPI superchassis? .. where and how much?
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i believe so.. i got it as well

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXBTB4

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btw thanks for the link of the TZ tho.. i dunno if i shoudl get it lol
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ORIGINAL: HeLLsGoD

Is that the HPI superchassis? .. where and how much?
Yes, I got it from Towers also.
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Very nice Fox! - Keep us updated on how those shafts hold up.
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HeLLsGoD I noticed you moved to Antarctica! LOL hahahha...[sm=biggrin.gif] Wait a minute...is that for real...[sm=confused.gif]

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