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Old 06-11-2009, 08:38 PM   #16
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and i have a Monte Carlo HPI body on the way from Tower that im going to paint to match my 2004 Dale Jr. Monte Carlo SS
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:59 PM   #17
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Wow this thing is a blast, got her broke in tonight and tons of fun... working on my drifting already and just about burnt through a set of tires haha, i have more coming from tower though with my new shell...

I would like to know if there are any easy style (direct fit) larger nitro tanks for this car? The run times are killing me compared the the slayer that i am used to haha and i still have the carb restriction in place.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:43 PM   #18
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Flipped her hardcore today while doing at least 50km/h car landed about 150' away from where it started tumbling. Only thing that happened was the battery pack was ejected and sent another 40-50' or so than the car. And i thought my Slayer could take a tumble hahah.

Caught the edge of a sewer drain and the nose dug-in

I really want to get this car in front of a radar gun before i start doing any more tuning, crazy fast right now compared to everything i have ever driven before.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:44 PM   #19
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That's nitro for you.....I'm not doubting you but nitro cars just to seem to be faster, even when they aren't. Maybe it the smoke and sound of engine. Maybe it how they light the tires up. Whatever the case there is never a dull moment with one in a wide open parking lot or neighborhood street
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #20
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i think as it sits with the 5700 Sidewinder combo my SC10 might be faster than this but the sc10 will not go straight on full throttle, this one does I know this is fast cause my buddy at work who has a stupid fast 1/18th brushless losi powered mini was shocked by how quick this thing is. I told him he still has me beat - i cant pull a wheelie at 50km/h
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:49 AM   #21
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I got the hpi rs4 evo 3 and i like it very nice ride. It also has the two speed tranny that you can adjust. Car handles relativily good. I like it cool car i want to put drift tires on it and see what that is like.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:18 PM   #22
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im thinking about picking up a set of drift tires, or making some with the PVC piping just to see.
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......or making some with the PVC piping just to see.
That is a bad idea...

PVC pipes do not work well, if at all, as drift tires for nitro vehicles. Nor do the hard plastic tires. What you need is a set of the hard rubber slicks available through HPI Racing and a few other brands:

I've use these before and they work great:
http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/34501/


These are new..I have not tried these yet:
http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/4402/


The weight and lack of precise throttle control, of a nitro car, will make difting impossible with the PVC. Also the lack of traction will shorten the life of your motor. The hard rubber tires allows the car to slip out of traction but maintain some steering like the real cars and help keep the rpms down. Be sure to have a nicely ventilated body.

Once you get the right tires, setup(camber, toe adjustments) and practice, you too can drift like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DdeyBDZR-E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl3YIBcFfrU

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Old 06-22-2009, 12:54 PM   #24
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You can also try the Ipanema "Front Runners"





Available in 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, & 65 shore ratings.
24mm, 25mm, 26mm



www.ipanemasports.com
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Ok...I stand corrected. I have no problem admitting I was wrong It is possible to drift nitro rc cars with PVC tires, as these guys have demonstrated here in this video but I still don't recommend it....and it only works buy removing the power to the rear drivetrain. Nowhere near as controlled as the electric drifting, but looks like fun none the less, but it also sounds like it murder on those engines.
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So do you guys think you can drift with the regular rs4 evo 3. Will all my stuff work on the drift chassis?
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You can try what the guys in the last video I post were doing or you can put lots of negitive camber in your car set up and stiff the rear suspension and use the hard belted tires. It'll be harder to control at first but its doable. I use to know this guy that lived in Canada that was doing that long before the electric drifting craze started. It wore the hell out of tires though

If I can dig up some of his post, I'll show them here.
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Sweet thanks Kyo83.
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You'll need to pick up four sets of these:
http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/72223/

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/A301/

or similar brands to allow you to adjust your camber on the RS4 evo 3. The stock car has no adjustable rods.
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New body here and completed... next time i will have to trim the decals much tighter, but at 50mph you cant see them anyways haha
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