Yeah, you have a point about buying fresh ABS. When I first started drifting, I was like, "WTF!?!?!?" But i kept at it, fixing my setup, etc... Those guys should state that drifting will get better as the ABS wears out. I've seen some of their feedback and 1 or 2 of the customers were pissed. At least the guys from StreamLineMotoring round out their edges. Heavnlyangel just gives you some cut up pieces. Not a good value at all.
Anyway, I spent some time fixing up the SSG today. I swapped out the titanium mediums in the rear for some Associated greens. I left the titanium softs in front. The rear end swings out now like it's supposed to. The car is very responsive, not sluggish when trying to transition the other way.
I also tested out the SSG with an old set of ABS from last year. You are so right. I noticed the difference immediately. When drifting in circles, I can make them tighter than before. I'm pretty happy with the results. I've always heard from the guys at Arai that old ABS worked better on their concrete track, but I didn't realize til now that worn out ABS in general drifts with better control.
Did ya tell the guy in the TC4 forum to wear out his ABS?
Originally Posted by bdrift
yeah, that is what i though about pe whe i heard about it a while back.
supposed to be softer almost rubbery.
are you serious? overhere, they sell them in 2 foot lengths for 4 bucks and 10ft for 5.99 it was on sale. otherwise it is around 8 bucks. but you gotta watch how "airy" the center is. the more airy the better.
i think the ebay guys are hurting rc drifting. if they at least machined them down to the good part and then sold them, then it would be great. but as they are new, and they tout them as "drift" tires, when people first put them on they will slip and slide and suck bad for at least a pack or 2. that will turn off people like the guy who responded on the tc4 thread that said the cars just slide and he doesn't like it.