Originally Posted by raideN
.........The local track only does oval and they dont allow 4WD so i guess i've go to drive a little farther to race this thing. is there anything you guys could suggest doing to start getting big into this?
If you wanted to get started right away, you could always take the front center drive shaft out and wahla! 2WD
I've done this on afew of my cars before. It'll really help you learn to drive better. Taking better lines and braking. You'll also have to adjust the shocks abit to get the car to stay planted.
If you don't care to do that, but are still seerious about racing, I'd say upgrade your motor to a rear exhaust, with a tuned racing pipe. Get some foam tires , like other guy said, then head over to these guys
for some chassis upgrades that will make your car more stable for racing. However know this.....the money you put into this car could better be spent toward an more updated car that is closer to race ready that your RS4.
Either way I'd say set up your own little track in a nearby parking lot with a few cones and such and get yourself refamilarized with really driving your rc car....and I don't just mean doing speed runs back in forth from one end of the lot to the other.
Once you've done that find another track or sign up for an event race Like one of the HPI Challenges and see how well you do. Once you're driving exceeds what the car is capable of, buy a new or like new car from one of the guy here on the forum or one of the guys at your track, or just go all out and get yourself a new car. The Mugen MTX4, the Team magic G4's and the X-rays NT-1 seem to be the top competitors. If you can't place in the top half of the pack with one of those cars, then your set up is wrong or your driving and luck stinks....