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Old 01-31-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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just started this tread for people who own or are looking at the mrc str-4 pro kit.please leave input on this car, including how to hop it up and make it better .also if you have any building tips.
this is a very underated car and deserves its own thread.
also, if there is any after market for it .
there are a couple of racer in my area using them and are doing very well with them in stock form.racing against mostly tc-3 ,pro3 and some losi,shumachers and x-rays.and because of this more people have had interest in this kit.
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I run a STR4-pro. I like the car. It was good outdoors with its stock setup, but took some work to get the car to perform well on the carpet. Right now, I'm running it in mod/foam class. Its doing quite well there.

Gripes so far: The drive cups for the shaft are wearing quite quickly. Especially since I ran stock for most of the time I've owned the car.

No unusual breakage problems so far. I've broken a c-hub and a suspension arm in about 4 months of running.

Its a good car. A nice alternative to the TC3 for those of us who like to run a different car from the crowd, but still have good performance.
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So how is the car running now?
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Old 05-13-2003, 05:22 PM   #5
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I've had some problems with the front one way also - it chews up the one way bearings quite quickly... And ditto on the drive cups.

No other breakages to report on though except for the turnbuckles which are aluminium. So they usually ben or break before the arms do.

Otherwise a good car! Could be slightly stiffer too but that's just my preference...
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To bad they do not have any great drivers to get thire r&d done for then.
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Anybody got any new comments on this car?? This thing keeps showing up in comparison tests done by the major r/c mags........why????? I looked on the MRC site and i couldn't find any listings for replacement parts or options. Anybody still driving one??
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Anyone have pics of the car?
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Randman,
take a look at the June 2003 copy of radio control car action. Also,www.modelrec.com
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Figured I would not start a new thread even if this one is old.

Anyone else running this car out there?

I plan to run it this winter as it shares parts with my soon to be SB Pro buggy.

Anyone know what brand of springs will work on the shocks?

Also, what size carpet foam tires will work on it?

Thanks for any info.
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I've had some problems with the front one way also - it chews up the one way bearings quite quickly... And ditto on the drive cups.

No other breakages to report on though except for the turnbuckles which are aluminium. So they usually ben or break before the arms do.

Otherwise a good car! Could be slightly stiffer too but that's just my preference...
I had the same problem with my HPI Pro4 try a shim or two sometime there is space between the mesh which will cause the bearring to bind & giveout
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thanks for the info. I know there are some people still running this vehicle out there!
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Anyone else?

I got the vehicle together for the most part last night. As mine was damaged in shipping as I bought it used, I used some of the parts from the SB Pro I have to get it running.

I like the little stopper they have in the drivecup for the front, spaces the driveshaft nicely ( they forgot this for the SB Sport and Pro ).

the chassis itself wasn't that flexible. I have seen worse. With that Kose chassis set, probably the top deck is all that is needed should stiffen it right up.

I look forward to running the vehicle. Just need to find some gearing suggestions.

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I got mine together. Looks really nice.

Can't wait to run it today!

I also have heard that academy is looking into making a Pro II.
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got to race it yesterday.

All I can say is wow. The vehicle once I got a setup on it worked amazingly well. It has a very free drivetrain. Much more free than my TC3 ever was even with sanding.

Parts were durable, no breakages. I need to however go with more standard front carriers as the buggy ones don't fit quite right for droop settings. Hope to get the sedan ones in this week along with some other parts as well for tuning options.

I managed to win the main with this vehicle and an older orion chrome stock motor. For this tight track, this motor was ideal.
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