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Old 01-22-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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Hi, Can you leave some of your tips and tweaks to get the best performance in nitro RS's. i am getting a new rc nitro car and i just want to know wat to do to get a faster car. thanks
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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what car did you get?
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:13 AM   #3
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its a bmw m3 rc nitro car???
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:17 PM   #4
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its a bmw m3 rc nitro car???
He was asking the manufacturer of you car. The body really makes no difference. You can change the body any time you feel like it.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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He was asking the manufacturer of you car. The body really makes no difference. You can change the body any time you feel like it.
Sounds like the "HPI" Nitro RS4-3 RTR version w/ m3 body. Its actually a very versatile car. Good on the street (shaft so no rocks get stuck in the belt). Good clearance and good enough to get started with racing.

If you want to make a nitro car faster , thats probably the easiest thing you can do. Want quicker accel , get shorter gears , want more top-speed get longer gears. The longer the gear wont bge the ultimate trick to top-speed you will also want a strong motor to propel it quickly.

If anything the worse mistake I made as a new nitro driver was trying to get my car to go fast. I bought a tuned pipe and header , which helped and did a bunch of things , got new motor and such. It was definently faster , but its really no fun.

I at least got an upgraded brake and so forth. But you should probably look into the hpi competition aluminum shocks...and if they are out for that car , not sure....get cf shock towers. These usually come with more shock positions so you can play with tuning. Get like a cf deck and look into making things easier and cheaper on yourself. Like getting rechargable batteries and lightweight battery packs.

Also look into the super chassis from hpi or other aftermarket companies. This will offer a lighter chassis , which will do 2 things. Make the car quicker and make it handle a tad better.

I would also look up the hpi rs4-3 thread im sure there is one or do a search on rs4-3 and see what mini threads have been created already and do as much reading as possible. Lots of smart people out there have your vehicle and have done lots of things to it so you dont have to go out and buy things without knowing if its well worth it.

Good luck , happy tuning.
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It could all so be a kyosho fw-05t RTR.
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Can you post a picture of the car it will make this much easier
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Well thats the HPI Nitro RS4-3 RTR
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ok. so any tweaks and tips please??????
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AI not only guessed correctly, he gave you lots of great infromation to start. If you want more specific help you are going to need to post more information. Things like, where and if you race. What kind of surface you run on. Tire, inserts, shock oils choice, ride height etc. etc....

Its also easier to help if you have somthing more specific you need like, my car spins out every time I turn right. That way you will get some response. Saying "help me I want my car to go fast" is just a bit too general.
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the HPI's require the following to go better/faster

-ajustable camber links for the steering/camber etc. (anywhere where there is a fixed link replace it with adjustable) just take the car the the shop and check the size, most brands are interchangable

-a better tuned pipe. any novarossi, mugen seiki pipe max, sirio pipe will do. skyline make cheap good pipes. always use a one peice pipe, don't use the pipes that join with a rubber bit and zip ties as they always come loose

-better tyres suited to the trakc you race at

-good fuel (this is key. get quality stuff, go to the premier track in your area and use the fuel the quickest guy uses)

-a glow plug suited to your weather conditions AND racing type (ie high speed, low speed etc)

-correct ride hight, droop etc for your track
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