New HPI Micro RS4

Old 07-12-2013, 09:40 AM
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This looks pretty cool. More at: http://www.hpiracing.com/en/kit/111224

A little bummed about the 180 motor, though, maybe a 380 can be squeezed in there. Still, looks awesome, we'll have to see how it performs
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:27 AM
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If that's the standard Micro RS4, there were several Big Block kits available IIRC. All it needed was a new motor plate.

edit: $160 @ Towerhobbies, available mid september...

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All I know these were fun just running around the house. And now parts support is back to those who are running out of wheels and tires...
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FINALLY. A new source of tires.
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These cars were great and I'm glad to see them come back. If there had been a good national organization for Micro cars at the time, this scale really could've taken off. Looks like I'll have to find another rs4.
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Do you guys remember that forum for micro rc cars? It was pretty popular...
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I no longer run my MiniQuake for fear of breaking parts I may not be able to find. I'm definitely going to get getting one of these RS4s, it'll be great, especially if I can put that 380 in it.
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Do you guys remember that forum for micro rc cars? It was pretty popular...
yourmicro.com
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After all these years, it's the same car! That's pretty cool. The Micro RS4 is another car I wish I had never sold, especially now that parts will be coming back for it! Still belt driven I see. Mine had a Graupner Speed... 300? 380? One of those... it has been a while. All I know is it was silly fast and was capable of some amazing drifts, long before drifting became so popular. This is the perfect body for the way that chassis handles. I had a Murcielago body on mine. I miss that little car.
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Originally Posted by Metal One View Post
After all these years, it's the same car! That's pretty cool. The Micro RS4 is another car I wish I had never sold, especially now that parts will be coming back for it! Still belt driven I see. Mine had a Graupner Speed... 300? 380? One of those... it has been a while. All I know is it was silly fast and was capable of some amazing drifts, long before drifting became so popular. This is the perfect body for the way that chassis handles. I had a Murcielago body on mine. I miss that little car.
Oh man, that's what I want to hear, more awesome memories like this

Time for my preorder!
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Originally Posted by JiuHaWong View Post
yourmicro.com
Unfortunately I wiped out most of those old sites from my favorites list but
there were a couple of good ones. Many of the European sites offered some great parts like custom alloy wheels. Time to do some surfing to see if anyone is still around.
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this is great news. I have 2 of them needed some new tires. and new hop ups.. This is great.
They are great to have flying around the house..
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You all sure its exactly the same? Those rims look like they actually bolt on like an m18 pro. Also maybe this means getting rubber tires again for the m18 pro for when Hpi stopped production, rubber tires were scarce.

Edit: Nm just looked closer at the wheel. Unless Im mistaken that's a black rim behind the spokes . Hpi could at least have upgraded that....
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HPI calls 1/18th micro? Sheesh!
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Looks like they have a drift setup coming out as well:



This may be a sweet lineup, a little something for everyone
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