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Old 07-29-2003, 12:54 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am a newbie to the forum, but I have an older MRC Vortex Electric Buggy. I am wondering if anybody has had any experience 'drifting' with electric buggies. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, drifting is a showy driving style (popular in Japan) which involves sliding the rear end around turns, and pretty much burning out those rear tires by overpowering them.

I know it is possible with the onroad electrics, has anyone tried 'drifting' their buggies on asphalt?

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well to start off your defination of drifting is a little off. drifting is the art of sliding a car with complete control through a corner or bunch of curves and still having the ability to straighten the car out at any point in the turn.

yes it is possibly to drift an elelctric buggy and it is actually easier than nitro

you will need:
1 adjustable turnbuckles
2 hard compound tires
3 a low turn high torque motor (for most cases the stock motor is the best choice)
4 some where to drift with no curbs.
5 alot of practice
6 and maybe a hose if you want to try it on asphalt (to make it more slippery)
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oh also:

here is a site with some drifting info on it : http://www.rcd.zip.to/

and the correct setup makes all the difference in the world. yeah I can slide the rear out on my nitro MT but its not drifting. with the correct setup I could drift. but I need fuel before I make any changes so another day
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Old 07-29-2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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Hey corvettecrazy, I wasn't sure if anybody around here knew what 'drifting' meant, so I preferred to put it in layman's terms.

I'm planning on going with a stock, 18 turn triple motor- assuming that will give good torque.

Thanks a lot for the link. If anybody else has any info... please contribute!
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You would be better off with a single wind rather than a triple, it will give more torque
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since you were new I didn't know if you really know what drifting was.

i'm not into electric but a really low center of gravity and having all the weight centered is important also.

since you have a buggy you might want to try to get supersize wheels and tires for the ease of use and choosing. that way you have a larger choice of tire compounds as compared to your buggy wheels.
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