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01-20-2001, 07:20 PM
i know theres already a post asking about an rs4 but he is using it for different things..Im not into racing and probably wont i also have a T but i would proabably get a RTR RS4a my LHS the guy says that the rear on the 4Tec slides everywhere when you turn..i would like a car that is fast http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/net2/burnout.gif and has good handling a so can u guys help me decide?? http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/net2/zzzsleep.gif
01-20-2001, 08:01 PM
Get the n 4-tec. Youd spend more getting the rs4 to go fast than to get the 4-tec to handle well. Get the n 4-tec and the following:
pull start (PS)
soft rear springs
stiff front springs
This will make it handle great and add a tiny bit of speed. If you want more speed after this, and your not conserned about being race legal, get a CVEC pipe!!! With the CVEC, set the engine rich, and tune the pipe for maximum high end RPM, this should get your car close to 60mph!
9 years of R/C racing CAN'T go wrong!
01-20-2001, 11:44 PM
When I first bought my 4-tec, all I did was changed to 60wt oil with 2 hole pistons in the front, and three hole pistons in the rear. It handled like a dream, and I was running in a dusty parking lot. From there I bought optional gears, assorted springs, and sway bars. I also packed the diffs with heavy grease. After it was dialed in, I was unbeatable. Any car can be tuned to go fast, and handle like a dream, but you'll have to spend alot more with the RS4 to get you there.
"Nitro" It does a body good!
Mr T's RC
01-21-2001, 07:45 AM
Do you know if the guy at the LHS was running the car or did he hear it from a customer. One way to get more speed is to install the stub axle carriers on the rear suspension with 0 degrees toe in. With those installed, the rear end will tend to slide more in the turns. But with practice, you can get a controllable slide in your turns and get more speed down the straight aways. A stock 4tec will have 1.5 degrees toe in on the rear wheels to help it not spin out of control but it does scrub on the top speed. The only way I get mine to spin out of control in a turn is if I apply too much brakes and lock up the wheels.
Get the 4tec. Its a great little car, and its fast and easy to set up.
Also, get and install the sway bars, that will help too.
01-21-2001, 09:17 PM
i am in the same thing as him, but decided on the 4-tec. Take of the ez start and the starter engine-the electric lookin engine, and put on a pull start. New springs for everything, and new tires is what i have learned from everyone on this wonderfull forunm.
01-22-2001, 12:45 AM
Get the Nitro RS4... sorry Traxxas, but go to any on road track, and what will you primarily see? Serpents, and HPI's... I think in the entire season last year, I saw 1 or 2 4Tec's on the track. There's a reason.
Traxxas however,.. does kick butt with their off road nitro's ...
Mr T's RC
01-22-2001, 02:29 AM
I believe if Traxxas starts sponsring teams, you would probably see more Traxxas on the tracks.
01-22-2001, 05:14 PM
well if there isnt anything wrong with the rs4 but it doesnt go fast than id rather get the rs4 because speed doesnt matter THAT much to me!!!LOL
01-25-2001, 05:18 PM
They are different cars entirely.
If you go for the RS4 you'll be buying a solid platform to start with. And immediatly will be buying a bunch of hop-ups. The new trend leans towards the two speed trans. which Traxxas includes. either way they can be competative against each other. and with a lot of work they can compete with high end cars. 9see the pro cars section in rc car action.
One thing to consider the screws in the traxxas cars strip quicker
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