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Old 07-24-2004, 09:19 PM   #1
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Will these shocks fit a HPI RS4 2? I am trying to buy the best HPI shocks I can get for that car. Thanks.

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Old 07-24-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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Will these shocks fit a HPI RS4 2? I am trying to buy the best HPI shocks I can get for that car. Thanks.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDBF2&P=7
yes they will work!
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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Yes they will work on the HPI RS4-2, RS4-3 etc. I have two pairs of them on my car now and I'm very please how well they work at keeping my X-Patterns planted to the ground on high speed runs.

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Old 07-25-2004, 07:34 AM   #4
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Awesome.

Um I have a huge list of parts I want to get for my RS4 2. Should I get a slipper clutch? I am getting a 2-Speed, Light Flywheel, ect.

Btw, I used to own a RS4 2, 2 years ago, so I know a lot about the car, but I have totally forgot what some stuff does!

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Old 07-25-2004, 11:55 AM   #5
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"Wolfpack Radical" Customized RS4-2 This is how mine started out before I began adding other things to it.

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Awww man that is really nice.

Did you have a regular RS4 kit and just upgraded to the Racer 2 Gas tank?

Where did yo get your Side Belt Tensioner? I am currently looking for one.

And finally do you race it?

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Old 07-25-2004, 04:24 PM   #7
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Hey, do you know if these pieces will work with the HPI Sway Bar?

Pro 3 Sway Bar Mounts:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGNU2&P=7

Nitro RS4 Sway Bar:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXM521&P=7
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Old 07-26-2004, 07:56 AM   #8
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Default HPI Shocks and sway bars

I have those same shocks on my RS4 and they work and look GREAT !!!
The sway bars SHOULD work with the Pro4 mounts. I've never tried that combo but they appear to be the same size. Otherwise, the mounts that come with the sway bar kit work perfectly.
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Alright cool, Um what type of Shock Oil wt should I get?

Here is everything I am currently getting for my RS4 RTR. See anything I should also get? I'll be using a HPI .12 SC Non-Pull Start Motor.

The only things Tower doesn't have is a Fiber Disc Brake, Rear Shiny MIP CVD's and maybe 1 other thing, can't remember right now.

HPI 2-Speed Transmission Heavy Duty Nitro RS4:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXTH03&P=ML

HPI Composite Threaded Shock Set 50-55mm (2):
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDBF2&P=7

HPI Nitro Handling Kit Rollcenter Plate Nitro RS4:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXST44&P=7

HPI Slide Carburetor Throttle Linkage RS4:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRD81&P=M

HPI Sway Bar Set RS4 (6):
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXM521&P=7

HPI Ball Set For Sway Bar RS4 Pro 4:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGNU2&P=7

HPI Tuned Pipe/Exhaust Header Set:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXN383&P=7

HPI Turnbuckle Set RS4:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXM637&P=0

HPI Engine Mount 20mm Purple:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLR3&P=7

HPI Pro Glow Plug Ignitor w/AC Charger:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVZ07&P=M

Robinson Racing Vented Flywheel Purple RS4:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTG76&P=7

HPI Type R5 Wheel 24mm White (2):
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNV44&P=0

HPI Cross Wrench Small:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXN457&P=0

Trinity Full Size Filter Small Bore Offset Mount:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEUV5&P=7

HPI MIP Shiny CVD Front Racer 2 (2):
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?
&I=LXVP85&P=7

HPI Lightweight Flywheel 32mm Non-Pull Start:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXM760&P=M

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Alright cool, Um what type of Shock Oil wt should I get?
I started mine out with AE 50wt oil. I don't race my RS4 so I can't really tell you a good racing set-up. I'm currently running 40wt. It does OK for bashing.
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I would recomend the robinson vented steel brake disk. Also, you should do the racer2 upper arm conversion. It really improves the suspension geometry. Take a look at the HPI web site and follow the racer2 stock setup. It gives you a really good starting point for racing parking lot.
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Yeah when I owned my first HPI RS4, I converted the upper suspension to a Racer 2 setup. There isn't really that much of a difference between that and using this...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXM637&P=0

The only difference is the Racer 2 setup is thicker and a little bit stronger, but the turnbuckles set is lighter and can do the same thing.

I have never used a steel brake before, its always been the fiber disc brake. How long do they last?
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