R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
The Pope NJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 398
Trader Rating: 1 (67%+)
Default New Used RS4

Got a used RS4 with no motor or pipe seems to be in okay shape needs a few plastic parts like fuel tank and radio box cover. What parts break on these things most often. Want to get a few back up parts for the crash box.
__________________
Speeds just a matter of money; How fast you want to go?

Home site www.HPISavageForum.com

Youtube user: ThePopeNJ
The Pope NJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 02:17 PM   #2
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 480
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pope NJ View Post
Got a used RS4 with no motor or pipe seems to be in okay shape needs a few plastic parts like fuel tank and radio box cover. What parts break on these things most often. Want to get a few back up parts for the crash box.
Which model RS4 to be exact? The 2, 3, SS, or Evo...the latter three are closer to similar than the first. The 2 has belts, the other three are shaft drive. I'm only asking since you said used and jsut to be clear.

All the cars are pretty sturdy however the earlier models lost front dogbones quite often. So, if you are jsut blasting away in parking losts, you should be ok. If you are actually doing club or parking lot racing, then you'll want to get some lower supension arms and front-drive knuckles. upgrad to the beefer ballcaps on the steering and throttle arms. Thos used to pop off alot on the older models.

Hope that helps...
Kyo83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
Tech Regular
 
The Pope NJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 398
Trader Rating: 1 (67%+)
Default

It has dogbones no belts.

__________________
Speeds just a matter of money; How fast you want to go?

Home site www.HPISavageForum.com

Youtube user: ThePopeNJ
The Pope NJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 02:44 PM   #4
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 480
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

That looks like the RS4 3 to me. Can't tell if its the SS without the engine, as that was the major difference betrween the 3 and SS. The 3 had a .15 and the SS had a .18 engine and was a 2-speed right out the box. I think the 3 was just single speed. not sure.

As I noted in another post about RS4, you should be ok with the car the way it is if you are just blastign around in the open parking lots. However if you are rough with your toys or racing with others, I suggest a spare set of lower suppension arms and front-drive knuckles, and also upgrade to the beefier steering rods and ballcaps. HPI has a kit for about 18 bucks. This will help keep them from popping off too much....Which I think was by design...but a nuisance, none the less.

Last edited by Kyo83; 01-25-2010 at 03:32 PM.
Kyo83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 02:52 PM   #5
Tech Regular
 
The Pope NJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 398
Trader Rating: 1 (67%+)
Default

Thanks needs a few things but it will be just fine for messing around in front of my house after work with my son.
__________________
Speeds just a matter of money; How fast you want to go?

Home site www.HPISavageForum.com

Youtube user: ThePopeNJ
The Pope NJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 08:42 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