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Old 05-17-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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Hey guys, im looking to get into the whole rc thing so i picked up this car of a friend of mine as a little project to build, The only thing is i have no idea what model it is, so im not sure what parts etc i can get for it. can anyone help?

and i've just noticed i cant evan post pics yet due to post count, doh!


the main chassis has 2 big main crosses on it, and i beleive the car orginaly came with an evo shell if thats any help? im guessing its an older model, does anyone know if its any good? also are parts for this still avalible?

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pics would definitely help
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HPI touring cars are outdated. Not because of the design but because of there parts, there all discontinued. All the parts for the RS4 pro, pro2,sport,sport2,pro3 etc ect. Parts are gone.

If your looking to race then I say buy a new updated car.
If your looking to bash around the front of your place then it will do good...untill...you break or wear out a part.

Evil-bay have parts I'm sure but you'll just be buying more outdated parts and someone elses nightmare.

Maybe it will make a cool VTA car...something light duty and lotta fun
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:59 AM   #4
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The crosses on the bottom make me think it is an HPI rally, also the fact that it comes with an Evo body would suggest that too.

Is this it: http://www.hpiracing.com/kits/rally/r-m.htm

If not it is probably an HPI sport, I believe the main difference is that the rally has longer springs, 30mm+ long rather than the normal touring car 25-27mm.

Hope that helps,

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HPI touring cars are outdated. Not because of the design but because of there parts, there all discontinued. All the parts for the RS4 pro, pro2,sport,sport2,pro3 etc ect. Parts are gone.

If your looking to race then I say buy a new updated car.
If your looking to bash around the front of your place then it will do good...untill...you break or wear out a part.

Evil-bay have parts I'm sure but you'll just be buying more outdated parts and someone elses nightmare.

Maybe it will make a cool VTA car...something light duty and lotta fun
damn, i really hope it isn't 1 of those then! lol!
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The crosses on the bottom make me think it is an HPI rally, also the fact that it comes with an Evo body would suggest that too.

Is this it:

If not it is probably an HPI sport, I believe the main difference is that the rally has longer springs, 30mm+ long rather than the normal touring car 25-27mm.

Hope that helps,

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i did look through the whole hpi site but couldn't really find a chassis design the same, i think the closest i found was the sprint 2 but this chassis seems to be cut out more...
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how many posts are needed to post pics up? i'd really love to find out what this car is, i couldn't see a rules section on this board?
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I'm not certain but I would guess that you need 10 before you can post pics, since thats what you need to post links.

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i'll post pics shortly then
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Go around the forum and give some advice! With all the advice we need about setups and other rc stuff you'll have 1k posts in no time
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If it's a rally, they're quite sought after. ebay it if it is!
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If it looks like this then it is the first RS4 model from back in 95/96 if not mistaken. Spares is definately a hassle.
Fortunately i have a extra new kit and some hop ups and spares.


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