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Old 11-07-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Pics of my new old RS4 Rally.

After 10+ years of offroad RC, I just picked up my first on-road type car. I debated which car for a long while and settled on the HPI RS4 Rally because it's the perfect 3-in-1 car. Rally, street (grip) and drift. I haven't gotten a Rally body or rally wheels/tires yet, but will soon enough. Heres pics of the chassis, and my two setups. The Porsche is the grip setup and the Skyline for drift. Sure wish I could drift well and make it look easy like some of you guys can. It is set up about as low as possible for the pics and for drift/on-road. There is plenty of clearance for Rally if I jack it up.





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Nice...I like it. What is the wheelbase of the RS4?
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:40 PM   #3
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Nice...I like it. What is the wheelbase of the RS4?
its the same wheelbase as standard touring car - you just don't have the ability to adjust the arms like the newer cars have..

only other thing - its a 200mm chassis...hpi threw on 200mm arms on the kit because all the HPI rally bodies are 200mm
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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It does have the option of changing the width, 190 or 200. It is at 200 now, but if there were a certain body that I wanted to run that was 190, I can change it. Doubtful though.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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You won't be disappointed.

I got one soon after they were released and mainly for that same multi-use purpose. Mine has almost every upgrade available. CF Chassis, CF Top plate, F & R towers, nerf bars, heat sink motor plate, Shiney CVDs, Ti Turnbuckles etc. Its been raced, drifted and driven hard, and still works flawlessly. One of my Fav. cars.

The 200mm is great for supporting most of the popular bodies. I have quite a few shells for mine. The car works great for many environments.

IF you can still find aftermarket parts, i would STRONGLY suggest looking at CVDs all around, a heat Sink motor plate, and the Robinson 1 piece topshaft.
Don't run both the top and bottom covers due to excessive heat. you can cut down the chassis protector if you are worried about rocks etc. I use the clear chassis protector over the chassis and it works perfect.

Check out the Rally thread we've got going. Sadly, the Raly racing in the US seems to have died off, but our european brothers are still at it.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...r-c-rally.html

For drifting, you might look at heavier oil and adding more spacers to the shock bodies to reduce the body roll. (I had an old RS4 as a parts car, and I swap onroad shocks onto mine, but its only a backup car.)

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but if there were a certain body that I wanted to run that was 190, I can change it. Doubtful though.

If you are serious about narrower and making it 190mm, I would consider picking up a complete set of A arms F & R. and cutting down the old arms to use as 190. Keep in mind, you would also need to find 190 drive shafts as well and re-adjust your linkage every time. Might be more hassle than what its worth. MOST HPI bodies come in 200 and 190. Is there a specific body you really want?


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Old 11-09-2009, 06:45 PM   #6
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Not really, but aren't the Tamiya Rally bodies 190mm? I was checking one out at Tammies last week, and the level of detail was amazing, but I didn't look at the width.
Question: Would it be a good idea to run this car with my VXL system? Can the belts handle it? Maybe I should put a fresh set of belts in first?
What is the chassis protector of which you speak? It seems the innerbody set is near impossible to find. Are you taling about something else? I sure wish these were shaft drive, but other than that, I love this little car.
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theres one for sale right now.. and id bet he would take a good offer on it too

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...rally-rtr.html


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Old 11-16-2009, 09:41 PM   #8
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Update, and some action pics. Somehow managed to fit my VXL system in this car, with 20/87 gears.. pretty quick, but knew the VXL could turn way more gearing than that, even on a 6 cell. Changed gearing to 25/81 and WOW!! acceleration seems just as quick, but top speed is very nice. I can see how aero comes into play with these things, especially on bigger tracks.
Took some vids at a makeshift "track" this weekend, here's a few stills.


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