Originally Posted by AM03GT
honestly with abs EVERYTHING drifts... you can tune the car to get it to drift easier, or longer, or make nicer arcs or whatever, but all you need is ABS "tires"... thats what bothers me about drifting... right now its mainly cars spinning tires and "hovering", it'll be MUCH cooler once technology allows for "grip-drifting" where you have some speed behind it and it takes a smooth throttle and steering wheel to do it right...
yes, but to a certain point. all depends how worn down your abs is. when it is new they suck. they slide and hover as you said, but when they are worn in to about 1.5mm they are good and you get speed. also, the challenge is to hit the clipping points while sliding and spinning tires and link it all up while trying to overtake, block or run away from your tsuiso battle opponent. oh yeah, not all black ABS is equal. but that is another story.
abs tires are widely used because they are a standard and kinda are consistent when worn in. otherwise if one guy is on tamiyas and the other is on yok's rings you got 2 drastically different speeds going. not all LHS carry the same tires and it is expensive to buy tires to try out where as for $4.79 on sale right now at home depot you got a 10foot length of tires that should last you and your friends a couple months.
if you want grip drifting try the full rubber drift tires (maybe the hpi's) and that should do it. but you'll also heat up the esc/motor even on brushless, pop out the shaft(did that 2 times), slam into things harder, kill batteries, and of course have to buy tires.....i used to do that on old sorex 40's.