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Drift to on-road conversion

Old 06-11-2020, 11:24 PM
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Questions?? Drift to on-road conversion

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I've got two MST FXX-D S (RWD) and one Team magic E4D RTR (AWD) which I would like to convert to on-road use. Besides changing gear ratio, tires, and swapping rear spool to a diff, what else should I change to make them drivable for on-road? Is it feasible at all?

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Old 06-12-2020, 08:00 AM
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All the suspension geometry will be optimised for sliding so will need lots of re-engineering to generate grip. Lots of hassle and math to figure what needs to change and how much.
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All the suspension geometry will be optimised for sliding so will need lots of re-engineering to generate grip. Lots of hassle and math to figure what needs to change and how much.
Unfortunately the vehicles have non-adjustable suspension. I guess, it will be cheaper to get something like tt02 kit to play with for on-road then... Thank you for the advice!

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There is no reason why the Team magic E4D RTR couldn't be used as a non-drift vehicle. At a minimum you would want the spool in the front, diff in the rear, different tires, and most likely different springs and shock oils (if adjustable shocks). The only real issue is that drift cars are usually designed to have extreme steering angles, so you would at a minimum need to turn your steering down or change the steering so it has more "normal" ackerman settings (if possible). Also drift cars tend to have different front/rear weight bias so the car may end up being loose or tail happy.

If you are just bashing or aren't seriously racing, then I don't see why this car couldn't be used for some fun. I wouldn't bother with the RWD only car as it probably would take more time and effort to get that to handle even close to a 4wd touring car.
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It is possible.. .Atsushi Hara has made it with a HB drift chassis : https://www.liverc.com/news/haras-tc-fd-sneak-peek/

And honestly, I've done the same years ago... It has real advantage, especially on low grip (https://www.overrc.com/courses/cours...x03092011.html)

And it was also the base for something touring-oriented... https://www.overrc.com/news/news2015...yst_tcxxx.html

Which becames mid-motor before it was cool lol https://www.overrc.com/news/news2016..._aluminum.html

So it is worth a try.
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