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Old 07-04-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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i just was hoping to find out about the Vantage Carbon pipe for a HPI rs4 3 evo. please let me know your opinions on this pipe. any help would be apreciated.

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hey guys,
i just was hoping to find out about the Vantage Carbon pipe for a HPI rs4 3 evo. please let me know your opinions on this pipe. any help would be apreciated.

thanks
daniel

The pipe works very well, but has a tendencie to crack... The cracking is not due to hits either.... What motor were you planning on running with this pipe???

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Old 07-04-2006, 11:14 PM   #3
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hey ,
thanks for the reply its for my friends hpi rs4 evo with the stock T-15 engine. myself i have a o.s 12tz but currently running a kfactory missile 5mm. what would you say about the performance of the pipe

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thanks for the reply its for my friends hpi rs4 evo with the stock T-15 engine. myself i have a o.s 12tz but currently running a kfactory missile 5mm. what would you say about the performance of the pipe

thanks

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I have been using this pipe for a while, and all I can say is it is a great pipe both performance and durability wise
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:47 AM   #5
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thanks for the reply its for my friends hpi rs4 evo with the stock T-15 engine. myself i have a o.s 12tz but currently running a kfactory missile 5mm. what would you say about the performance of the pipe

thanks

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That pipe works very well with the OS TZ-12... Great bottom and mid-range power... The plus side about this pipe is that it does not ding or gets dents nor does it get very hot... I have two of them on my TZ's.... My only issue is that the two I have developed cracks in places I've never seen before in tune pipes... One on top of the pipe and the other where the carbon fiber pipe if machined to the metal coupler... ... Over all though, not a bad pipe and great to practice with and for club races...

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That pipe works very well with the OS TZ-12... Great bottom and mid-range power... The plus side about this pipe is that it does not ding or gets dents nor does it get very hot... I have two of them on my TZ's.... My only issue is that the two I have developed cracks in places I've never seen before in tune pipes... One on top of the pipe and the other where the carbon fiber pipe if machined to the metal coupler... ... Over all though, not a bad pipe and great to practice with and for club races...

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when you say practice & club race what do you mean not in big races hey whats up alan
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This pipe works amazing IMO. On my .12 TZ 5P, everyone says it sounds like an F1 car on the track. Immediate throttle response and power. It also runs cooler than Alum. pipes. I have yet to break-in my 3P OS Speed Tuned with the same pipe to confirm the results with this engine.

So far, I have not developed any cracks other than a hair-line I got when I clipped the track sidings. In this incident, I broke other stuff on the car, so I think the pipe held up pretty well with just a crack on the stinger.

Besides..... a little CA glue and you are back in business. Can't say that for the aluminum pipes.

Like everything in the RC world, once proper development has been put into a product, it all comes down to personal preference and local senario after that.

I was recommend this pipe by Team Kamikaze some months ago and have not been disappointed since.
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This pipe works amazing IMO. On my .12 TZ 5P, everyone says it sounds like an F1 car on the track. Immediate throttle response and power. It also runs cooler than Alum. pipes. I have yet to break-in my 3P OS Speed Tuned with the same pipe to confirm the results with this engine.

So far, I have not developed any cracks other than a hair-line I got when I clipped the track sidings. In this incident, I broke other stuff on the car, so I think the pipe held up pretty well with just a crack on the stinger.

Besides..... a little CA glue and you are back in business. Can't say that for the aluminum pipes.

Like everything in the RC world, once proper development has been put into a product, it all comes down to personal preference and local senario after that.

I was recommend this pipe by Team Kamikaze some months ago and have not been disappointed since.
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Oh, just great!

I am looking forward to a regional race coming up in 3 weeks in Barbados. Should be real exciting.

Just bought a second RRR WC and installed alot of optional parts on it, for this event. I decided on the New OS Speed tuned for this new project.

Will post details when I get back.

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The vantage pipe is the way to go. I have one on my Revo and V1RRR. They are awesome! Holds up great, no cracks. It's noticable power unlike most pipes.
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