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    4 tec speed car

    I'm planning to build a new speed run car hopefully soon with a 4 tec. hoping it will spark some interest in here seems kinda dead.. I will update as i go.
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    parts are coming in will update with pics ,still need a chassis and a few other parts. than i will shoot pics of the build
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    So whats going to power this beast ? Whats the goal 100+?

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    I will be using a castle 1512 2650 or similar. yes definately 100+
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    That motor is going to be tight fit . It may rub on the belt .

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    This is a custom chassis build. Just ordered chassis so hoping it will be here before christmas. This build is based off a 3.3 nitro 4tec. still need to order my alum pulleys and a body prob some other small parts.


    Last edited by phildogg; 12-20-2015 at 08:35 AM. Reason: picture
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    I cant wait to see this build.

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    chassis came in yesterday and looks great, almost ready to start putting it together. alum pulleys will be here today also. Still need to pick a body to run.



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    There is plenty of room... or i should say....just enough Good luck Phildog!! I have one myself only mine was done last year by outlaw RC. Clay from olrc was the first gentlman to mass fabricate mounts and chassis for the 4-tec. anyway, i love it man. make sure you get the contact rc foam 1/10 scale wheels. i hit over 90mph with mine and then winter hit. the car has alot more to it. that was only on 4s too. also make sure you get the thick rear belt. another friendly tip is that you will want stock diffs. the ball diffs will melt on speed runs.

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    1 last tip is that the stock 4-tec body is honestly the best body for speed runs. it has extremely high downforce, you may also want to add some weight to the car. i added a pound to mine, makes it much easier to drive. that little thing will have so much power, im exited for you!

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    Thanks man, yeah i have thought about the stock body but we will see. I also know about ball diffs as i have had a few tc4 speed cars. we will see what it will do . I already have contact foams coming.. i ran those on my tc4 also.
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    Phildogg this is vgad23, we would love to see some pics as your putting it together.

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    no problem sg717.. ( vgad23 is the creator of this fine custom chassis) Haven't got alot done as of yet but today was Christmas and haven't had alot of time but with a rainy weekend i hope to make more progress. I will continue to update this thread with pictures till completion.





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    looking good

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    Thanks, its easy to look good when you start off with a quality chassis. I should be finished up by tomorrow. and will have final pics up. waiting on my foams. and need to mount motor and topdeck.

    Last edited by phildogg; 12-27-2015 at 07:35 PM.
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    sweet. looking good

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    painting and trimming body now. just need to add my top deck and its complete. videos may be a little while have some tunung to do.

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    sweet, cant wait to see it done.

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    still have to trim body mounts, glass the body. still has overspray film on body but almost there. doing some testing tomorrow with mr turner..

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    I Just seen the video, Sweet

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    yeah still work to do get a better motor in it and i believe it will be solid.. here is the video of my testing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6e9tSrfNlQ
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    Hopefully some runs coming tomorrow.
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    Well my latest run didn't go as expected. had a blow over at high speed. Not sure if it was my suspension setup or i hit something.. either way a solid conversion. Thanks to vgad23! (sagacustomrc) lmk what you think guys..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6xO-gZam1Q
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