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Old 12-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #1

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Looking for opinions and your experiences in making these cars real fast. I'm considering the HPI .18 T-30 G-30 engines for an upgrade, can't beat the price at $90.00 at my local hobby shop, but is this a decent and fast engine??
Any other motors that are cost effective but still fast??

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Old 12-31-2010, 06:36 AM   #2
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Re: Best engine for the HPI RS4???

I just picked up an OS .18 CV-RX for $169.95. I've been using OS for a long time now, never had a problem (one time, sleeve was installed wrong at factory, other than that) Installed in my HPI MT, very similar to your RS4. Out of the box, started third pull. Working on my 3 tank of break in. Make sure, what ever motor you purchase, to follow the instructrions on break in TO THE LETTER.
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Thanks for the reply, I have looked at that engine, let me know how she goes once broken in, I'd be interested.
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I think a Traxxas 3.3 would be awsome in an RS4. Its a small block,so fit should be nice, its a cost efficient engine(average $100 give or take a few $$), they have great power,and can put out high rpm's. Also I have an OFNA CD3 with an RB Concepts c-12 engine and it is super fast,a little pricey but super great engine. Good luck
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