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Old 12-26-2007, 11:55 AM   #121
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The RS4 Rally shocks are longer than normal car shocks in its scale
do you know where i can get hold of any?

EDIT: found these but i can't see if theres any shock parts in the bag... http://cgi.ebay.com/HPI-A374-SHOCK-P...sid=p1638.m118
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:58 PM   #122
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Good to see interest in the rally scene coming up again I miss those days... ;D

Has anyone heard from RallySteve from the old HPI forums lately?
HOLY CRAP!

Frank, how ya been my friend! Its MOMO from the HPI forum. I haven't talked to RallySteve in Ages. I do still run into DKOV at local Rally X events, where he is the Safety Steward but otherwise, i don't think he does much with his RC cars.

I miss the old HPI forum days. Lots of memerable moments. We had some of the largest Rally turnouts at our old indoor track. My RS4 rally has been converted for onroad "Drift" duties, but I think i may drop rally shocks back on it and hit up the track.

Interestingly enough, I was looking through an old RCCA with coverage from the first World finals in SoCal when myself and Steve and Scott flew down to race. a pic of my car even made it in the article.

Hows the UK treating you?


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Old 06-20-2008, 03:31 AM   #123
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I have two HPI Rally cars and I love them!!!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:55 AM   #124
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I have one, but the pins inside the pulleys are the inside of the pulleys apart...

I have a A BL system in it, so I guess I should've expected this...
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:08 AM   #125
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For as simple as the HPI Rally was - it was the best of all the rallies that were available at the time...I ran the TC3 conversion, Yokomo MR4 Rally, and the Losi - felt the RS4 was the best...

Man, am I bummed I sold mine
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:02 AM   #126
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In an attempt to revive this thread again, I would like to offer some of the solutions I have come up with when dealing with the problems of this car; should anybody show any interest. Also should anybody happen to want to part out or sell anything for an rs4 rally pm me. I promise to make it worth your while. I've got alot of good information on this chassis from how to beef up the factory chassis to better steering and suspension arms. In my opinion, this was, and still is, one of the best forms of RC out there. So please, love the Rally, live the Rally.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:44 AM   #127
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For as simple as the HPI Rally was - it was the best of all the rallies that were available at the time...I ran the TC3 conversion, Yokomo MR4 Rally, and the Losi - felt the RS4 was the best...

Man, am I bummed I sold mine
The RS4 Rally is one of the only older HPI cars I've kept (ran out of space at home; the only other ones are the original gearbox RS4 (one of the 'prototypes' of the Rally) and the Super Nitro) and it wouldn't take much to get it running again. Maybe I could make a trailer for my crawler to tow the Rally

Momo - I'm lucky I scrolled up a bit and saw your post! If you see Steve again, tell him to get in touch somehow (RCTech might be the best way) the Challenge series has started up again, maybe if enough guys pester the HPI USA dudes they can get some ramps built for ye olde Rallye cars... UK is treating me just fine, just takes a while for the RC trends to reach us here
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:16 AM   #128
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I was thinking about getting a rally car.

I saw this car on the Tamiya website:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58417

Is this a good starting point?
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:20 AM   #129
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I was thinking about getting a rally car.

I saw this car on the Tamiya website:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58417

Is this a good starting point?
looks good! it seems to be a buggy with rally wheels and TC arms, so would be almost perfect.
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looks good! it seems to be a buggy with rally wheels and TC arms, so would be almost perfect.
Any other suggestions?
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Any other suggestions?
get the slipper clutch kit
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On that Tamiya, is that metal rod running the lenth of the chassis a stiffiner or a center drive shaft? I can't really tell. Also back to the HPI for a moment. Has anybody ever found or heard of a good progressive spring that will fit on the Rally shocks?
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Oh, very nice pictures guys!

was trying raise my TT-01 the other day, and found that I could just construct a plastic sheet so that it screwed where the screws went, and could make another hole so the top part of the shock was lowered.

How else have you guys raised chassis' so that they have enough clearance? Also, how much clearance do you really need to rally race? Are there any specific tires or mods to tires that work well?

Thanks if you are able to answer questions!
i found some shock ends that are a little longer than the stock ends. this gave me some extra ride height, but not more travel. i use friction shocks from a tl-01 because i dont really like the tt-01 friction shocks. i can get full travel and the car still doesnt bottom out, which i dig.
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On that Tamiya, is that metal rod running the lenth of the chassis a stiffiner or a center drive shaft? I can't really tell. Also back to the HPI for a moment. Has anybody ever found or heard of a good progressive spring that will fit on the Rally shocks?
Its the drive shaft.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:42 PM   #135
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i needed gear shaft hpi a192 for my rs4 rally and i couldnt find one anywhere. my buddy made me one, and said he could make more if needed. they might not be cheap, im not sure. let me know if anyone is interested. work exactly the same, but have a different thread pitch screw to hold the spur gear thing on. if been ripping on mine for 2 months now. looks stranger than stock. so far so good.
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