HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead

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HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead

Postby Vipers0c » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:57 am

A few months back my roommate and I finally decided to blow the dust off a few vintage rc cars that had been sitting for about 7 years, maybe more. After getting them out and going threw them we realized that we needed about 150 bucks in parts to replace things that were missing or broken, oops. After tons of buys off eBay, and the local hobby shops, we finally have them up and fully running.
The stable is as follows:

Original kit Images borrowed from Google image search

Hpi RS4 Pro 3
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HPI RS4 Rally
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HPI E10 Drift Monster RTR
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Now that you have met the chassies, I guess it would be a good time to show off the bodies we have done. Each kit has its own body that has had lights and some other mods done.

RS4 Pro 3
Paint was done to try and match our Forza 4 Team cars.
The Original Design
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Silvia S15 Body
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RS4 Rally
Original Body Bought with Kit
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S15 Body
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E10 Monster Energy-Led Lighting added
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More pics to come, we have changed a few things on the kits sense the pics were taken. Hope you have enjoyed meeting our cars, we will post more up in the next few days with the changes and parts that have been upgraded.
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Re: HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead

Postby multi-bash » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:27 am

Those rs4s look like prime candidates for swapp front and rear suspension so you end up with a mid front otar31 style. Time for more eBay! :D
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Re: HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead

Postby Vipers0c » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:47 am

What would be the benefits from doing a mod like that, I mean i understand that would put more weight in the front of the kit but other then that what doors may it open up for the kits.
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Re: HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead

Postby tamiya » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:57 am

don't bother, causes more problems than its worth.
If your chassis is designed as forward or front motor then that's great
& can be beneficial in only SOME track/layout/design/driver circumstances;
you're better off practising with a properly-setup reliable car
than spending time cobbling together something DIY.

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Re: HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead

Postby multi-bash » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:25 am

beyond the shift of weight towards the front, to me it feels like teh motor position gives more beneficial "torque down kick"

When I rev my OTA, the torque of the motor appears to kick weight onto the back wheels.
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Re: HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead

Postby Vipers0c » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:37 pm

The torque from the 2 RS4 chassis is great now that we got the rear diff's all locked up. Both will kick the rear out at very low speed and throttle. I have found that this has been interesting to learn due to the fact that drifting has a totally different feel then just running the cars as touring cars. Is it a good thing that the rear on the two RS4's kick out faster and easier then the E10, is that something that I should be looking to have happen or should I start looking into different gear ratios.
Current Gear ratios are:
Pro 3 / 3.31 (Stock Setting)
Rally / 7.37 ( Changed Gearing to get close to match E10)

Hate to ask so many questions but being new to the Drift Side or RC it's been tough making sure that the chassis have been setup right to learn from.
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