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Old 11-12-2012, 09:09 PM   #2191
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hey guys im sure this has been covered in this thread, but ill be honest, im too lazy and in the wrong mood to read through 146 pages to look for it.

so whats everyones method for mounting hpi t-drift tires? ive tried the boiling water trick, im still having a heck of a time with them. the first set i did almost a year ago turned to garbage, now im doing another set. i managed to get 2 mounted ok, but thats when the issues set in. i boiled more water, let the tires soak, and i just couldnt get the tires on. i managed to get one on, however it pealed the chrome off the lip of the wheel. the other one didnt go any better, chrome pealed right off and i managed to tweak the wheel bad enough where its not useable.

so whats the easy way to get these things mounted without pealing the finish off the rims?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #2192
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I've never had a problem with boiling and mounting. Boil 1 tire at a time for 30 seconds, put the tire on a flat surface and push the rim down. Sometimes you gotta pick it up and push the tire in the rest of the way with your fingers and thumbs, not that hard though. Try putting your rims in the freezer before mounting, it can make things easier too.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #2193
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I have a sakura zero s that I got to run VTA, but I am sticking with my xray. I race sedan but have never drifted. It looks like gum to mess around with. Since I have that sakura zero s would it work as a drifter? I know nothing about drift cars. I saw some are a front mounted motor, but the sakura zero is not. Will it even work? What is needed to build a drift car.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #2194
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I have a sakura zero s that I got to run VTA, but I am sticking with my xray. I race sedan but have never drifted. It looks like gum to mess around with. Since I have that sakura zero s would it work as a drifter? I know nothing about drift cars. I saw some are a front mounted motor, but the sakura zero is not. Will it even work? What is needed to build a drift car.
It will work, lots of people use the sakura zero to drift. All you need is a locked rear diff and a front oneway or front diff (not locked but not slipping) and drift tires
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #2195
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do you have a front oneway? If so then perhaps you may have 100% drag brake making the rear tires lock up as soon as u let go of the throttle?
I didn't have the brakes set up for drag. I always set mine with instant power when drifting. I sold it already, time to move to the next.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #2196
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Any of you guys in Arizona? Looking for people out here to drift with...no luck yet...
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:36 PM   #2197
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hey guys, im looking to get a new motor atm i have HW 21.5 from a friend, ive been reading different forums and its hard to find out what brand i should get. theres novak, dualsky, hobbywing and some other ones i cant remember. ill be starting to go racing soon but need to practices with motor and some say 7+ turn motor be alright.

i got a yokomo drb
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:22 AM   #2198
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hey guys im sure this has been covered in this thread, but ill be honest, im too lazy and in the wrong mood to read through 146 pages to look for it.

so whats everyones method for mounting hpi t-drift tires? ive tried the boiling water trick, im still having a heck of a time with them. the first set i did almost a year ago turned to garbage, now im doing another set. i managed to get 2 mounted ok, but thats when the issues set in. i boiled more water, let the tires soak, and i just couldnt get the tires on. i managed to get one on, however it pealed the chrome off the lip of the wheel. the other one didnt go any better, chrome pealed right off and i managed to tweak the wheel bad enough where its not useable.

so whats the easy way to get these things mounted without pealing the finish off the rims?
I use this method it works well and is very fast.

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:52 AM   #2199
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Are you heating up the tires or the wheels?
Heat up a pot of water to boil and dunk the tires for 3-5 seconds and pop the tires onto the wheel. It's really self explanatory.

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hey guys im sure this has been covered in this thread, but ill be honest, im too lazy and in the wrong mood to read through 146 pages to look for it.

so whats everyones method for mounting hpi t-drift tires? ive tried the boiling water trick, im still having a heck of a time with them. the first set i did almost a year ago turned to garbage, now im doing another set. i managed to get 2 mounted ok, but thats when the issues set in. i boiled more water, let the tires soak, and i just couldnt get the tires on. i managed to get one on, however it pealed the chrome off the lip of the wheel. the other one didnt go any better, chrome pealed right off and i managed to tweak the wheel bad enough where its not useable.

so whats the easy way to get these things mounted without pealing the finish off the rims?
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #2200
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Hey What brushless systems are you folks running? Im running a sensorless ezrun 13t, as well as a sensored xerun w/9t motor. Just looking for something different like the new speed passion system. anyone using this?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #2201
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I am getting back into the game. I want to build a drift car that I can run indoors and outdoors. The CS thigs really intruiges me, When i used to do RC drifting we didnt have that...BUT, I want a car i can also drive with rubber tires. So basically, i am looking for a RC touring car that I can drift 75% of the tiem and drive with soft rubber tires the other 25%.

My budget is 300.00 MAX.

I already have a body, wheels, tires, reciever and ESC. BUT, would like a kit that has a reciever and ESC.... but its not a dealbreaker.

I am not opposed to buying a RTR either. My wife told me she would spend 300 on me for Xmas... So 300 is my limit.

What is a good tamiya car?
Im also looking at a HPI sprint 2 Flux... what are your opinions on that?

Again, i want a car that i will drift 75% of the tine and racign in aorkign lots with rubber tires 25% of the time....
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I am getting back into the game. I want to build a drift car that I can run indoors and outdoors. The CS thigs really intruiges me, When i used to do RC drifting we didnt have that...BUT, I want a car i can also drive with rubber tires. So basically, i am looking for a RC touring car that I can drift 75% of the tiem and drive with soft rubber tires the other 25%.

My budget is 300.00 MAX.

I already have a body, wheels, tires, reciever and ESC. BUT, would like a kit that has a reciever and ESC.... but its not a dealbreaker.

I am not opposed to buying a RTR either. My wife told me she would spend 300 on me for Xmas... So 300 is my limit.

What is a good tamiya car?
Im also looking at a HPI sprint 2 Flux... what are your opinions on that?

Again, i want a car that i will drift 75% of the tine and racign in aorkign lots with rubber tires 25% of the time....
I have this for sale, makes a great drifter, but can be run with stickies as well.
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Hey guys. What is a good rtr drifter? I want good performance as well as reliability. I have searched the net so much but haven't really got far.

Thanks in advance.
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Hey guys. What is a good rtr drifter? I want good performance as well as reliability. I have searched the net so much but haven't really got far.

Thanks in advance.
i have 17 drift cars and out of all them my (MST) are the best that is why i am a dealer for mst

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:31 AM   #2205
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Hey guys. What is a good rtr drifter? I want good performance as well as reliability. I have searched the net so much but haven't really got far.

Thanks in advance.
Bang for your buck...you cant beat this http://www.nitrorcx.com/03c806-driftking-sk-green.html ...I have this exact car and its amazing!!

Comes RTR has a 22T brushed motor, 2.4ghz radio system, shaft drive, oil filled shocks, 2000 mah nimh battery. They also sell a brushless version for a little more dough. Hope this was helpful.
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