R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
lifeworthliving's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: philipsburg pa.
Posts: 13
Default rs4 with belt drive?

i should be getting my rs4's on friday.. one of them is an older version and has the belt drive system. ive heard of some sort of belt tensioner or idle pully, tho it wasnt in referance to the rs4. should this be something to look into.. are the belt drives a secure unit, or is it just another problem area
__________________
hpi 5b on-road, hpi rs4 evo, hpi rs4-3....
lifeworthliving is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
shadow102's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,441
Trader Rating: 21 (96%+)
Default

i would suggest the front and side belt tensioner for the car. They have a decent tendency to pick up rocks and get them stuck in the pulleys.
__________________
Hot Bodies Cyclone - - TeamTekin - - Spektrum - - Team Orion - - Futaba

www.nexusracing.com
www.go-rc.org
shadow102 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
Tech Rookie
 
lifeworthliving's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: philipsburg pa.
Posts: 13
Default

thanx shadow.. is this a factory option. or is it basicly an after markit upgrade..?
__________________
hpi 5b on-road, hpi rs4 evo, hpi rs4-3....
lifeworthliving is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
shadow102's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,441
Trader Rating: 21 (96%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lifeworthliving View Post
thanx shadow.. is this a factory option. or is it basicly an after markit upgrade..?
either or really. HPI makes the both but there are aftermarket companies that make them too. Check out team blue star thats where i got my stuff from. Just remember though that rs4 2 parts are becoming more and more rare
__________________
Hot Bodies Cyclone - - TeamTekin - - Spektrum - - Team Orion - - Futaba

www.nexusracing.com
www.go-rc.org
shadow102 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2008, 09:00 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
Rapid Roy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: L.A. (Rowland Hts)
Posts: 1,531
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lifeworthliving View Post
thanx shadow.. is this a factory option. or is it basicly an after markit upgrade..?
HPI makes a side belt tensioner. You can also find other manufacturers. Ebay usually has them pretty cheap. The side tensioner is a must for higher HP engines because it braces the rear and middle drive shafts. The front tensioner you could probably do without, but couldn't hurt. You can buy tensioners from other manufactures or change some of the front end parts over to racer2 specs. The RS4/racer2 had a front belt tensioner built into the part that covers the front diff.
Rapid Roy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 12:09 AM   #6
Tech Adept
 
eclipser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego,Spring Valley
Posts: 110
Send a message via MSN to eclipser
Default

i have a belt driven rs4 its ok
rock do get into the belts nothing big
eclipser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Belt Drive vs shaft drive vic88my Nitro On-Road 16 11-10-2007 08:26 AM
shaft drive vs. belt drive plz help pH1L Rookie Zone 1 06-07-2007 05:32 AM
Belt Drive versus Shaft Drive SUNA Nitro On-Road 20 03-28-2006 09:04 PM
Belt drive versus shaft drive...pros and cons of each? AttackDonut Rookie Zone 21 01-02-2005 05:23 PM
Shaft Drive or Belt Drive? dino.tw Nitro On-Road 109 05-25-2004 11:04 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:07 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net