Originally Posted by superior1
Had just assembled a Tamiya TA03R-S (Porsche 911 GT1).
Wanted to use the car for drifting (only).
Anyone out there can help me with the setting for drifting ???
Using a Tamiya TZ motor (23t) and a Nosram Patriot ESC (7t)
Shock setting ???
Motor gearing ???
Need shock or not ???
Toe angle ???
Camber angle ???
Let me know all the necessary details needed to drift here.
Thanks in Advance
i used all my 03's for drifting. try these settings ...
1. buy TRF shock dampers (the adjustable ones), but swap the stock cva damper shaft with the TRF for added height. use soft (red) in the front and medium (yellow) rear. use the 3 hole pistons and for shock oil, 20wt or lower is good.
2. motor - get 19T or lower. 17T brushed motor is good enough. A BL is best since the TA03 loves torque in drifting, 8.5T or 7.5T should be the limit. anything faster is overkill.
for your TZ, try different pinions ... if motor gets too hot to touch within a few laps, gear down. if battery gets hot, gear up. try and get a feel of the heat the esc, motor and battery generates ... you should run cool so that these items last longer.
3. lock the rear diff and get a ball diff for the front and set it tight. a torque splitter is optional (not all drivers use it), it acts like a center one-way. if your using BL motors, you might want to consider locking both differentials.
4. uses Pro Gears (beige in color). pinion will depend on motor type and speeds. check the manufacturer rating for these ... specially if you plan to use BL.
5. just use stock camber and toe for drift tires. use Tamiya Driftech tires on asphalt, try HPI T-Drifts or HDPE tires too. i find ABS too slippery, but i'm not saying you shoudnt try them. different tires work best on certain tracks, its best to be able to change them to gain additional traction to get the angles good.
good luck ... hth!