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Old 04-11-2003, 12:03 AM   #1
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Post HOP Ups for Driifting

YO guys!

last week, when i clean up my storage room, i find my long forgotten RC cars. It is a Tamiya TA-02.

I want to setup my old car, to be a good driffting car.

What kinds of hop-up is good to upgard for this purpose?

and what setting I should set to to get the best driffting out of it ?

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Old 04-11-2003, 12:34 AM   #2
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The only thing i no that works is electrical tape on the tires and polished concrete, like the stuff in garages
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Old 04-11-2003, 12:59 AM   #3
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harder springs in the rear
here is the current set-up i usually see :
front : 4 of camber, good grip tires, 0 toe-in, medium spring/oil
rear : 1-2 of camber, low grip tires, 2,3 toe-in, hard spring-oil
a motor with a lot of torque (stock or mild mod .)
a ricer body
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Old 04-11-2003, 06:25 AM   #4
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Tamiya hard slicks are excellent. Heavy shock oil also helps. You will have sooo much fun drifting RC. I would throw on a HPI Silvia body for that extra drift look.
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Old 04-11-2003, 07:27 AM   #5
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drifting as in sliding? well then get a esc that has reverse..so much fun...did that with my TL...hehe
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Old 04-11-2003, 07:12 PM   #6
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Heres some tips as per a feature article on Drifting that I recently read.

Front -4 Degrees
Rear 0 degrees

Front.. Medium
Rear... Stiff
Shock oil...Heavy 60 to 80wt

Suggest Tamiya racing slicks "B" compound standard issue with Tamiya "sport" kits. Hard Inserts in rear, Medium in Front..

Gearing... Gear down for more torque not for top end..

Motor... High Torque such as P2K or mild modified in the 16-17 turn range...

For full details and technique see Feb 2003 Issue of RC Car Action
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