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Old 06-15-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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Questions?? Can I be competitive with an old car?

Can I be competitive with an old car?

I still have my old HPI RS4 Pro2 laying around somewhere. Actually I still have my original RS4, with the belt in front and the 64P version of the Stealth in the back.

Anyway, the Pro2 was as fast as anything else before I quit racing. Then all the shaft drive cars came along. I was surprised that the shaft drive cars have been replaced by belt drive machines that look almost exactly like my Pro2 that is over ten years old.

You think I could be competitive with a Losi Street Weapon, or a XXX-S, or an AE TC4 ? I know that they are all discontinued, and would probably end up costing me as much as a new kit.

I suppose the reason these cars interest me is because they are all different from what I have run in the past. The newer belt drive cars look exactly like what I used to run in the past.
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Yes, the only question is if you can get parts for it still.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
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Yes, the only question is if you can get parts for it still.
Excellent, I am going to try and find a Losi Speed Weapon for sale. I will have to try and not crash.
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Just keep in mind that you will likely need to fit a lipo battery into it and some of the older cars they won't fit as well.
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Frosty, just my 2cents worth....DO NOT get a street weapon. Thats if you can find one. Don't see many for sale and parts are a pain.
I can definitely suggest the XXX-S though. Then again, I'm a little biased....I own 4 of them and I race 2. One in VTA and 1 in RCGT. Parts are still easy to get and it's still able to put a hurt on newer chassis. Not only that but gobs of information is still available. Setup sheets galore and some great info here on rctech. There's 2 really good threads , 1 regarding mod use and one for stock. Good Luck with whatever choice you make.
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Man you can be competitive with ANYTHING. It all comes down to electronics and driving skill. You can pick up a TC3 roller for super cheap. And you can still find tons of parts for it.
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Frosty, just my 2cents worth....DO NOT get a street weapon. Thats if you can find one. Don't see many for sale and parts are a pain.
I can definitely suggest the XXX-S though. Then again, I'm a little biased....I own 4 of them and I race 2. One in VTA and 1 in RCGT. Parts are still easy to get and it's still able to put a hurt on newer chassis. Not only that but gobs of information is still available. Setup sheets galore and some great info here on rctech. There's 2 really good threads , 1 regarding mod use and one for stock. Good Luck with whatever choice you make.
Thanks! Any suggestions where I might be able to pick up a XXX-S kit? The replacement parts are plentiful, but I can't seem to find a kit or a used roller.
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Man you can be competitive with ANYTHING. It all comes down to electronics and driving skill. You can pick up a TC3 roller for super cheap. And you can still find tons of parts for it.
Is there a big difference between the TC3 and the TC4?
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You can find the xxxs rollers on ebay all the time.

http://cgi.ebay.com/XXXS-G-LOSI-ROLL...item3a5bfe01a2
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Is there a big difference between the TC3 and the TC4?
Not enough that you will notice. Tc4 are prolly rpetty cheap too. I have an older Rs4 that I wouldn't race, as it has a FRP chassis. Wayy too flexy.
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AE still makes the TC4 as an RTR so the parts are all still available..
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AE still makes the TC4 as an RTR so the parts are all still available..
That is excellent news. Thanks!
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You could race an older car and never crash, but you will wear out a part, that's where replacing will become a problem.

I don't mean to sound like an ass-hat, but buy something new so you won't have to worry about parts.


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You could race an older car and never crash, but you will wear out a part, that's where replacing will become a problem.
Oh I know, I suppose when I break a part I will have to search far and wide to find it. Some of the older cars are so cheap on the used market that I might get several for parts.
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Oh I know, I suppose when I break a part I will have to search far and wide to find it. Some of the older cars are so cheap on the used market that I might get several for parts.
If you like HPI stuff I am about to put up for a sale an HPI pro 4 hara edition.
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