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Old 06-21-2009, 04:40 AM   #1
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I have a hpi rs4 evo 3 and i need to find out how to adlust the servo and how to adjust the transmission so it dosen't shift as soon. I hope someone knows. Or if you know where i can look up a manual for it on the web that would be great too. Thanks Sky
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I have a hpi rs4 evo 3 and i need to find out how to adlust the servo and how to adjust the transmission so it dosen't shift as soon. I hope someone knows. Or if you know where i can look up a manual for it on the web that would be great too. Thanks Sky
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Two ways to adjust your servo would be to either adjust it from the radio using the trim knobs or unscrew the servo horn and change the angle then screw it back in.
Shift timing is adjusted by a screw in the 2-speed. Make sure youre turning the adjusting screw and not the screw that holds it to the shaft! (Tighter= later shift, looser= earlier shift) Engine tune and clutch can affect 2-speed shifting as well.
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Thanks guys. Cheify is that a evo as your pic. It looks like it. But anyway thanks for the help fellas. With out a temp gun how can you tell if you are running to hot or not. I heard of the spit trick. I also heard that the hpi motors like to run kinda hot, is that true?
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Is the evo a good car? For a new person to the on-road scene.
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Is the evo a good car? For a new person to the on-road scene.
For parking lot racing/bashing and club racing, yes! but for serious competitions, no
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Sweet i am going to race in a parking lot so perfect. Thanks man.
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Race...as in parking lot track setup or as in parking lot drag racing?
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Parkimg lot track racing not drag racing.
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So actual, real racing then.....in that case here are a few things you should do to your stock RS4 EVO 3 to help you makes it through a race. This is assuming your group allows you to race with upgrades to the car.

In order of importance

1) Replace steering turnbuckle. The original seems to have been designed to pop of during crashes, so as, not to send too much shock to the servos. In actuality, they pop off too easily. Nothing worst than having a turn-marshall put your car back on the track with no steering.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tl0...2-p-23056.html

2) The brake disc and pads. If memory servers me correctly..this thing is a piece of plastic with metal brake pads. Once the oil from the gas gets on them( and you will get gas on them) say goodbye to smooth consistent breaking, if any at all. Get an upgraded brake disk similar to this one:

with a brake pad similar to this:



3) The Exhaust pipe. For kicking it around the parking lot, this pipe is fine, but for racing around the parking lot you should definately upgrade to a better tuned pipe. it does not have to be top of the line but at least a dual chambered version.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-muf...l?cPath=38_482

This should be enough to see you through your race. Everything after that is up to you and your track rules.

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Old 06-24-2009, 03:39 PM   #11
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Sweet thanks man, good stuff here. I am the one that is going to make the track and the rules. What rules and class should i run. Right now it is just me racing but you never know, people see me doing it they might get into it as well. Plus if any thing it will be practice for me so any which way i go it will be good for me.
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Well you can start off with stock class. Which mean you can only run what the manufactor put on the ready-to-run car. This helps keep competition fair and cheap for everyone.

Then you have stock-modified. This is where you use manufactor RTR with upgrades like I listed and add foam tires into the mix.

Lastly you have have open class...we call it "Run what you bring". This allows anyone with an RC to get in the mix, but usually guys with more money to burn are gonna dominate this class, with better engines, servos, better chassis upgrades you name it, but if you are a very good driver you can still compete with these guys, cause they tend to drive very carelessly and end up crashing.
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