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traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

Old 03-25-2009, 07:33 PM
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Default traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

hi
i was wondering better a hpi rs4 3 or a traxxas 4 tec 3.3
and info is helpful thanks
Old 03-25-2009, 08:10 PM
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Default RE: traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

RS4, waaaaay better.
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Default RE: traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

why do you say the RS4 is waaaaay better MadMan. I have a 2 4 Tecs, one is modified and the other is a hopped up 3.3. So I cannot compare one to the other.
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Default RE: traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

I don't personly own either, but everybody I've evr talked to says the 4tec has crappy handling, and is useless unless you just want to do straight line speed runs...
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Default RE: traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

Depends on what your using it for. Both are good bashers. RS4 will be better on the track. A couple guys at my track had 4-Tecs, they got rid of them within a couple weeks. I've never driven one but as stated above, most people don't like them for racing. There are better cars out there for racing than the RS4 as well but the RS4 is a lot cheaper than the cars designed just for racing
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Default RE: traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

both are bashers. i personaly wouldnt put ether car on the track (against kyoshos mugens xrays ect).
if i had to pick i would go with the rs4.
the 4tec has 0 handling. what good is it to have all that speed if you can't control it?
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Default RE: traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

Now saying the 4tec has zero handling is kinda silly imo. Its not a racing machine, but its a very solid bashing TC. Its fast and fairly durable.

I am not too much into on road stuff, I used to own a 4tec back when it was the old school .15 motor. It was fine to screw around with, but I head the new 3.3 burns through tires pretty darn fast so it can get kindam expensive to keep up with all that power.
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Default RE: traxxas 4 tec or hpi rs4 3

iv had both and id go with the rs4, mine was a older rs4-2 but it was a better platform than the 4 tec, has a LOT MORE HOP UPS. so you can build a nicer car out of it

i have a .18TZ powered 4 tec now and its only good for speed runs

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