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Old 09-17-2011, 10:20 PM   #1681
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ok I havent even seen or drove a drift car. I race 4wd SCT on dirt and want to get into drifting. Would a hpi E-10 be a good starter car? looking for something around $200 mabye a little over. or what would be best?
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:34 AM   #1682
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how is this site as far as legitness. what has been the normal waiting time on parts. east coast and west coast.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:58 PM   #1683
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R2 hobbies is great - order from them a few times with no issues. The cheap shipping really does take 2-4 weeks, so I usually upgrade to the UPS option, which takes ~1 week. I'm on the westcoast, so you can probalby add 1-2 days on top of that. The tires are an awesome value, be sure to get a few sets when you order.




Are springs interchangeable between brands? I've got Xray t2 009 shocks and trying to find an inexpensive set of soft/med springs for drifting (I really don't think the car needs the $10 Xray sets)
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:04 AM   #1684
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R2 hobbies is great - order from them a few times with no issues. The cheap shipping really does take 2-4 weeks, so I usually upgrade to the UPS option, which takes ~1 week. I'm on the westcoast, so you can probalby add 1-2 days on top of that. The tires are an awesome value, be sure to get a few sets when you order.




Are springs interchangeable between brands? I've got Xray t2 009 shocks and trying to find an inexpensive set of soft/med springs for drifting (I really don't think the car needs the $10 Xray sets)
buy the yokomo black springs, best drift springs ever.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:04 AM   #1685
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:03 PM   #1686
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Not sure if i dare to post here ..normally im a offroadrace, but i got the Carisma M40S - Audi Quattro, for now the car have stock gravel tires, but after a pack on tarmac they are out ..it is hard, actually never been doing some "Drift/sliding" and so..but i think indoor, on carpet with descent drift tire it can be fun ? this is a whole new thing for me..




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Old 10-27-2011, 08:10 PM   #1687
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is any one running a 8.5 motor? was using a 10.5 but wanted to see every one opinion?
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:12 PM   #1688
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negligible difference between 8.5 & 10.5 in a drift car
- if u got 1 use it, if u don't not worth buying 1 just to change

my drifters run 3.5/4.5/5.5/6.5/8.5 Novak & 9T EZRUN

sweetspot for my preference is 6.5-8.5 in "light" variants
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:30 AM   #1689
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Ya i got a 8.5 laying around so i think im going to try that out today.
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Ya i got a 8.5 laying around so i think im going to try that out today.
Im going to be honest... I have better luck with something along the lines of a 9.5R-12.5R. the power is much more smooth, geared right it is much quicker and handles much better. Motors lower than 6.5t ate too torquey. there is no need for that much speed on something that is made to not grip. Whats your goal trying to make ABS/t-drifts slip MORE?

Besides, a 5000mah battery will last nearly an hour(geared properly).
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Im going to be honest... I have better luck with something along the lines of a 9.5R-12.5R. the power is much more smooth, geared right it is much quicker and handles much better. Motors lower than 6.5t ate too torquey. there is no need for that much speed on something that is made to not grip. Whats your goal trying to make ABS/t-drifts slip MORE?
Besides, a 5000mah battery will last nearly an hour(geared properly).
if your economy is that good, you're not slidin' hard enough

"CS" cars seem to suck a lot more juice though

depending on track & surface, just turn down your throttle EPA & exponential
and it'll take the edge off any excess power... mine can be down to
45-75% EPA and often -25% on exp



for some strange reason, the stock TA06 handles really nice as a 50:50 chassis...
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:25 AM   #1693
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So are folks still recomending the tt-01 as a entry level rig?

I really want to get into it but dont want to dump 250 or so on just a kit before any electronics.

What say the pros here?

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Old 11-05-2011, 12:37 AM   #1694
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Get a Touring car instead if you cant afford a Higher end Drift car.

Some cheap ones that are better quality than the TT-01
Ofna TC Both drift and TC are about $100 USD new
Schumacher Mi1 is about $100-150 USD new
If you bored of drifting take it to the track and race (Set up required)

HPI Cyclone is RTR fairly cheap considering it has Brushless system in it
(If you graduate from normal chassis to Exotic you can always get the Exotek)

And blah blah blah there are plenty of choices xD

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$40 Bucks shipped inside US

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I have a pair of nice Team Magic cars for sale and they are great for drifting.
Pm me if interested.
Ask Thor about the cars as he has one also.

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