After reading through many pages in this thread, I decided to get a TA06 PRO. It has arrived, been built already, and drifts great using the default setup, with the addition of drift tires of course. I've had it for 2 weeks so far.
Building the TA06 PRO was tedious, and had some questionable design decisions. This is my first kit car so that could be the reason. But after following the intructions very carefully, and following JANG's video tutorial (as mentioned by "atomic garden" above), the car gives solid performance, and was worth the build. I even smashed it into a concrete wall and flipped it, still going strong.
There are 2 frustrating problems. That is the cable management around the drive belt, near the ESC, is difficult to keep clear of the belt. And to keep the cables clear, i had to bend them in awkward ways, which caused the ESC to keep pealing off of it's double-sided tape mount. I resorted to mounting the ESC on top of the battery tray (will show pics soon). I hope that doesn't cause the car to be too off balanced.
The second problem is that both front and rear gear diff's keep leaking oil. I mean, in less than 2 hours run time, you can open the diffs and find absolutely no oil. I followed the instructions, lubed up the O-rings and diff gasket, still leaking. I see someone posted a link to a tutorial using "Anti-wear grease" that gets put on the O-rings and gasket.
I have a few questions about diff upgrades too...
I locked my rear diff with Blue-tak (after running out of oil hahaha
) and i like the performance of how it drifts now. I was thinking of upgrading to a diff that does not leak oil.
Rear diff options include: Fill standard gear diff with 300k weight oil so it nearly feels locked, a Spool (it's also called a Direct Coupling), or a ball diff.
What do you guys think for drifting? I like the feel of my locked diff.
Front diff options include: Direct coupling, Front One Way (i heard is good for technical circuit drifting, and gives you the ability to use the brake as an e-brake/hand-brake, but is tough to master), or alternatively use the standard gear diff, with a different weight oil.
Which should i get?
EDIT: Also there are center pulley one-ways to complicate things further. TECH racing makes one.
EDIT: There is also a rear pulley one-way!
If i wanted the front wheels to be one-way, should i get the front diff one-way, center pulley one-way, or rear pulley one-way? I don't see much point in using all 3 or 2 of those together. Thinking of just a front one-way diff.
I'm thinking of buying from RCMART in Hong Kong, because I'm in Australia and postage is better. They have a huge selection of stuff too.
So yeah, a couple of annoyances, but I'm enjoying the TA06 PRO's performance so far. Will posts pics and Specs on my electric's soon.