Hey folks, I've had an RS4 3 EVO sitting on the shelf now brand new and untouched for about a year. WIth most of my other projects done I decided I want to hop her up, but would like a bit of help from the folks with experience on this nitro roller. I decided this spring/summer Id take her out and start using her. This is my first nitro on road touring car so I was hoping I could get some help with the available hop ups.
So far all I have are some aluminum GPM A-arms(Yes I know aluminum bends, but this roller won't have issues with walls or curbs where it will be run)and will probably be getting some aluminum hubs and steering knuckles as well if they are available as well. My thinking is it will add a bit of weight down low and lower the CG just a bit.
Hop ups already on hand as well include Hitec HV 7954 steering servo and a HV 7940 throttle servo as well, along with a SPektrum SR3300T Telemetry reciever(Im using a Lipo RX pack)to monitor voltage and engine temps.
Engine hop up I believe I have picked out the O.S. 18TZ T nitro mill with the slide carb?(They make a rotary carb as well?)I believe this is the correct one. Its a rear exhaust engine so I believe I need HPI's optional header to fit correct?
Also will the HPI rotostarter work with this engine still and bolt up to it?
Other planned hop ups include HPI's aluminum shock set and their titanium turnbuckle upper arm set.
Any opinions or suggestions with the above so far?
Also I see HPI has an upgraded aluminum chassis,a bunch of CF parts(top deck,shock towers etc), suggestions on these?
Last, the drivetrain. HPI also has a 1 way diff available(worth it?)and some other drivetrain parts. This is where I want to make the RS4 as durable and rugged as possible, but I could use a helping hand here on what to grab.
Any help, suggestions, links etc appreciated.
This RS4 won't ever be raced unfortunately(no tracks local to run nitro onroad
), but I would like to get the full potential out of this roller while I wait for my AE TC3 FT to get back in stock.