View Full Version : what should i buy
10-16-2002, 08:50 PM
ive got a nice chunk of change ($110) burning a hole in my pocket and I was wondering what i should buy for my n4-tec with it. i already have a tuned pipe, failsafe, pullstart, and few bodies. ive got enough speed to satisfy me, so what should i do for handling?
New 4 Tec Owner
10-16-2002, 09:05 PM
Stiffer springs, big bore shocks, sway bars, different tires, spacers to set the wheel width wider (if they make them).
10-16-2002, 09:30 PM
yes all those goodies..
and if u want get SUPER STICKY SLICKS.. these things r crazy..they get sticky like tar when they heat up..
my friends has them and when we bash; his car sux at handling at the begining but after a little warm up, he can take quick turn while mine slides around his..
but the prob about that is it has to be a fairly clean place not too dusty..
and i recomend coil overs( adjustiables, threaded shocks, that sort of thing) they make ur car see more real like adjustables in real cars. and they r so smooth compaired to the stock ones.
10-16-2002, 10:03 PM
Different shock oil, graphite parts, big bore shocks, swaybars, and pro ball diffs. Those pro ball diffs are awesome! They will make your car handle a million times better.
10-17-2002, 02:43 PM
not too stiff of shocks, or your car will skip... -_- -_-
10-19-2002, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by OneBigMan647
graphite parts, swaybars, and pro ball diffs. Those pro ball diffs are awesome! They will make your car handle a million times better.
What are thoes?
10-19-2002, 09:45 PM
If you are talking about the pro ball diffs. They are limited slip differentials that replace the gear diffs in your 4-tec. Lemme explain what these do.
What gear diffs or the stock differentials do: Let's say you make a left turn, your inside wheels are going to be spinning more than the outside. So what gear diffs do is give some of the power to the inside wheels.
What pro ball differentials do: In the same case, making a left turn, inside wheels are going to be spinning more than the outside so what pro ball diffs do is give the power that is being wasted to the outside wheels causing the car to be way more controlled.
Conclusion: You know with gear diffs when you do an "S" motion your car will spin out after the first 2 or so turns. With pro ball diffs. You can do an "S" motion as long as you want and it won't spin out. That's an example of how they help handling. The pro ball diffs are also adjustable. You can adjust it tight to give more of a "controlled feeling" or you can loosen it for more of a "free" feeling. I personally like it tight.
10-19-2002, 10:50 PM
buy big bore shocks!or grahpite parts like shock towers or pro ball diff.
or get better tires and rims
like hpi x-pattern tires (i have them)also get better rims like pro-line gumbys 26 mm they are cool i have some on my 4tec...
10-20-2002, 09:03 AM
how much do these cost? are thay really wort it?
10-20-2002, 09:27 AM
Homer, they cost 60 dollars for 1 but you can get one for 30 dollars and horizonhobby.com. They are VERY worth it. If you are racing these are an essential hop-up. They will make handling soooo much better. It's like having traction control. Hehe. The only downside is that you have to take them apart every 2 weeks or so(matters how much you drive your car) and regrease them. Be warned, if you turn the wheels and they are not smooth. REGRASE THEM! When i didn't regrese them a week late, i take it apart and sssssooooo much dirt came in it.
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