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Old 02-13-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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hi i have a original hpi rs4 electric and when i got it someone had converted it to rear wheel drive . i dont know why but now im trying to get as much tracktion as i could out of it. im running really soft rear springs and medium springs in the front and my car is about 7mm of the ground im running 35 wt shock oil with neg 1 degree camber in rear and neg 2 degree camber in the front. im also running soft hpi x radial tires in the rear. what could i do the problem is my car gust spins out when i turn and when i accelerate too fast. and my my read diffs are locked. please help
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you'd need to exercise better throttle control for rwd cars. be smooth on the throttle

try changing your tires? hpi tires never really grip well, much less their low-end ones.

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what tiers do you recomend that arent very expencive exept foam, and would roll bars help my handeling thanks
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you need to make it 4wd again, its not designed for 2wd
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i cant parts are discontinued
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You'll never get it to handle well as RWD, it just wasn't designed for it. The weight distribution andf geometry are all wrong. I'd give up now before you waste too much money on that old chassis, pick up a more recent chassis that hasn't been wrecked, and switch the electronics across.
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you'd need to exercise better throttle control for rwd cars. be smooth on the throttle

try changing your tires? hpi tires never really grip well, much less their low-end ones.

cheers!
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Really? Have you tried their ADVAN A038 Belted radials? Hold like glue to me.
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Really? Have you tried their ADVAN A038 Belted radials? Hold like glue to me.
oh yeah! i've tried the carpet compound years ago with rather good results. but others like 33Rs and 35Rs can't hold a candle against the sorexes. i mean, even my tamiya B3s are slightly better!
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