Originally Posted by Dorion
1. Are drifters slower than touring cars?
2. Is it easy to convert a drifter to a touring car? Is it just a matter of changing the tires or is it more complicated?
3. I'm trying to get an idea of how fast this car is? Looking for something around 50pmh.....Would I need to get my own electronics and different motor to achive this or do you think the current setup could do it?
1. It depends on what motor and battery you have. Lower winds and more voltage = faster
2. A drifter is a touring car with usually harder compound tires for sliding/ drifting. Maybe slightly harder springs on the shocks too for quick reaction/ handling.
3. These cars should be plenty fast to start off with. 50mph maybe too fast until you get the hang of controlling it. Remember you want a drift car, that will be sliding and skating on the edge of traction. It's going to be harder to control with hard tires that don't provide as much grip as racing tires will on a touring car.
The car you have a link to is a relatively new car to the market. I don't recomend it. Because it is new, it maybe difficult to get parts. Thunder Tiger hasn't really made many touring cars so I don't know how long that will last. My suggestion would be this instead:
It is based on the Cyclone line of touring cars. The same touring car that Andy Moore uses. The Cyclone has been around a little while, so getting parts for it will be easier. Also, if you want to upgrade it with hop ups I think that most of the Cyclone parts will fit.
If you are going for a particular look you can always switch the body and rims and tires to get the look your after. If your after more speed you can always upgrade the motor or battery.
One of the most important things to consider is how easily will it be to get parts for it now and in the future. That's why I recomended the Cyclone drift car. I am not partial to Hot Bodies in any way, but I've seen their touring cars perform well and I'm sure their drift car will too.
Check with your local hobby store also, they will be able to help you. And you will be able to see what they stock, so that you're not waiting for parts. Good luck in making your selection and have fun!