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Old 03-05-2007, 10:22 AM   #1081
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By the way, they're doing a tourney:



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Old 03-05-2007, 12:48 PM   #1082
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Man, I wish I lived even CLOSE to so.cal. We've got almost nothing up in Vancouver for rc drift. Just a few folks who meet up once in a while to play. The only drift competition we've had was at last year's driven to perform car show. Should be doing it again this year too. Hopefully I can keep my title :P
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:13 PM   #1083
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All you need is a touring car and drift tires. Any touring car should work, so your Tamiya is fine.

That is all? I don't need to change anything at the steering or anything? I was just at the Hobby shop in my area and they said I needed a drift kit that cost a little over $200.00. When they said that I figured it would be better to just buy the regular drift car from HPI. I is right around $244.00.
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:56 PM   #1084
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change hobby shops!
they are trying to get you to spend unnecessarily.
[plus most HPI touring cars suck-havent tried the cyclone though]
all you need are 'drift' tires, yohomo single bands, RP-D's or ABS tubing....
and locking the rear diff will help on your tamiya.
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change hobby shops!
they are trying to get you to spend unnecessarily.
[plus most HPI touring cars suck-havent tried the cyclone though]
all you need are 'drift' tires, yohomo single bands, RP-D's or ABS tubing....
and locking the rear diff will help on your tamiya.

I am not sure when you say about Locking the rear Diff, I am not good at setting up the car just like to run them and from watching videos on drifting and the "fast and furious tokyo drift", it looks like something I would be interested in.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:46 PM   #1086
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...its amazing what the FATF TD has done for awareness of our sport.
but god it;s a shit movie....try some Drift Tengoku, MSC.com etc etc etc....

locking the rear diff in most cases will help you hold and initiate
drifting better........hoping this helps....

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sorry mods, i should have resized those pics. OOOOoops.

but seriously feller, what kind of chassis lurks under the skyline you have?
any specific info u can give will help us all set u up.


some 'drift-u-cation'..........
http://www.motorsportscom.info/drift/
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:48 PM   #1088
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sorry mods, i should have resized those pics. OOOOoops.

but seriously feller, what kind of chassis lurks under the skyline you have?
any specific info u can give will help us all set u up.


some 'drift-u-cation'..........
http://www.motorsportscom.info/drift/

the chassis is the "Plastic tub style TT-01 chassis".

I also have an Associated TC4 Touring car and the chassis is :0.098" (2.5mm) thick, redesigned with the batteries moved
closer to the center line of the car than the TC3 for quicker
directional transitions. this is what the info for the chassis is on Tower Hobbies web site.
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change hobby shops!
they are trying to get you to spend unnecessarily.
[plus most HPI touring cars suck-havent tried the cyclone though]
all you need are 'drift' tires, yohomo single bands, RP-D's or ABS tubing....
and locking the rear diff will help on your tamiya.

Mitchster, I'm surprised that you've recommended Yokomo single band drift rings. Does this mean you like them?!?!? I'm cheap so I stick with ABS.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:32 PM   #1090
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Mte, thanks TONNES for the diff locking guide!!

Will try it ASAP. Woud 5min Araldite work or would it be too brittle?
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So I have a T2 007 and I have been racing it. Just not as fun anymore. I actually was contemplating turning into a badass drifter. Where would I get those wheels, tires and bodies?
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:52 PM   #1092
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I'm ont at all pleased with the drifting results the last few days have given me with my TT-01, and I'm looking for a better car.

I'm keen on getting the HB Cyclone and wanted to know if anyone else was have success in setting these up for drifting.
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you can set up your car for drifting with less than $40. just some wheels and tires and setting your angles.
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...its amazing what the FATF TD has done for awareness of our sport.
but god it;s a shit movie....try some Drift Tengoku, MSC.com etc etc etc....

locking the rear diff in most cases will help you hold and initiate
drifting better........hoping this helps....
wouldnt completely locking a ball diff shorten its lifespan and cost more in the long run, i mean if you tighten the bolts down, why not just buy a spool? it would be more cost effective to buy a spool, and it's alot cheaper than a ball diff or constantly replacing its parts.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:52 AM   #1095
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Mitchster, I'm surprised that you've recommended Yokomo single band drift rings. Does this mean you like them?!?!? I'm cheap so I stick with ABS.
hehe, caught me out! looking back i'm surprised too....was it late?>
i use ABS too, but i thought i'd recommend something from a local hobby...
get yer going straight up, MEET your local crew. form a habit
....then learn the craft of kung-fu ABS tire making.

vlozity,
it makes sense to give a noob 'DIY' advice, not spending advice.
....he wants to get into it after watching a HW movie.
maybe he's lost interest already.
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