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Old 10-20-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default HPI RS4 Pro 2 still cut it?

In short I'm coming back to RC and I have a Pro2 in mint condidtion, I won't be able to get a TC4 untill January so I'll be racing the Pro2, but how far behind the times is it really? I don't think I'll be at a disadvantage but my mates seem to think I will, yet the laptimes for the club have only dropped by about 0.2 of a second over the last 3 years (when I had to stop).
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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i think that the pro 2 is a fine car for racing. after all, thats what it was designed to do right? i have an rs4 rally, but theyre still related. i think a good driver can hold his own with any car
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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Default It is the most durable car I've ever owned.

and it can hold it's own. It's not the easiest to work on, but then it never breaks. Be sure to use saddle packs and not the stick pack trays. The chassis is not as strong with the molded stick pack holders and the bumper was the weakest thing on the car. Other than that, it's a solid car. I wish someone would make cars this durable.
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:25 PM   #4
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Yeah, got all my packs made up in saddle packs anyways, do HPI still make bits for this car?
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Yeah, got all my packs made up in saddle packs anyways, do HPI still make bits for this car?
Parts are still available either on the HPI website or ebay.
Integy carries alot of the aluminum parts like bulkheads, arms, shock tower etc.

I wish I still had mine... this car was built like a tank.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:07 PM   #6
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When you think about it, alot of the modern belt-Touring Cars owe their basic design to the RS4 Pro / Pro2.

With current batteries and motors, there is zero reason you shouldn't be able to hang with the newer cars out there.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:37 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice guys - Hopefully I'll start winning races again! Got my first club night in 3 years next friday, ill let you know how it goes!
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at a large meeting at the start of the year in australia a PRO2 placed in the A final in stock. theres all the proof ya need.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:12 PM   #9
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what is integy's web site? i wonder if they make any aluminum parts for the rs4 rally.(it shares some parts with the pro2)
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what is integy's web site? i wonder if they make any aluminum parts for the rs4 rally.(it shares some parts with the pro2)
hmmm... maybe try.. www.integy.com
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:24 PM   #11
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Oh... silly me, thanks
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:02 AM   #12
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Been tinkering with the car today - I can still remeber exactly how everything goes together! Everything feels good after the rebuild.

I've got a Novak cylcone ESC and a KO Digital servo (Both had had hardly any use), I know the servo won't let me down, but how much have ESC's moved on? I know the cyclone was the best you could get when I bought it (Hell I've got 4!) but what about now days? I'm not goin to replace it - just curious.

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Old 10-22-2005, 10:16 AM   #13
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At last year's Cleveland Indoor Champs I ran a Pro2 in Masters Touring class for fun and the car was suprisingly competitive once I found the set-up. The only parts hard to find new are the main chassis and the front CVD/axle assembly but still available on eBay. Good luck racing !!
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