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Old 08-28-2007, 03:57 AM
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Hi pplz.. just want to ask if it is possible for me to drift a TA04 like a TT01? and what do i have to do to get it drifting.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:04 AM
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Well if u drive it like a TT01 Iam sure u can get it sidewayz like a TT01

Poly/ABS/sum type of D-spec tires
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:50 PM
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and what do i have to do to get it drifting.
Yes. just put some slick tires on it. It won't be as easy as some other touring cars on abs - it has lots of castor so the front contact patch changes size dramatically when you steer.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:26 AM
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thanx peeps....
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:20 AM
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a couple of golden things for drifting

lock your difs both of em(this is a must as free diffs will focuass power to a single free spining weel causeing loss of speed leading to retention of grip and therfore no drift)

low grip tire/surface i use high density foamies uniform thicknes on all 4 you can try using pvc pipeing or specialised drift rings and the best drift arenas for me on foamies is an undergroung carpark of similar low grip concrete surface asphult work but tears throu the foam and pvc like no tomorow

also for electrics there are so called drift asisters haven't tried on myself.(no idea how these work maybe they alter speed controll during drift or sumthin)

but most of all driving techniqe low in hard centre medium out seems to give me the most control over a drift. and becarful with that throttle you can throw you motor out of whack with the gears and strip them you dont yank the trigger. another good way is to go hard into the corner start your turn back off the throttle and then get back on it again almost instantly (the theory is that once you back off the throttle weight transfers forward = less grip on rear once throttle is applied wheel spin occurs and causes drift) dont bother trying to go 2 wheel drive you lose controll of the car alltogether. the third way is to well hammer it the whole time this works best on vehicles with a high stering capability.

hope that helps sorry if speeling and gramar sucks it's midnight here
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:24 AM
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also a low speed high torque motor is good as weel rember drifters aint fter speed they after slide more torque more pow throgh the axels and more wheel spin
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WRONG!!!!

you dont HAVE 2 lock the diffs....just run them tight....not REALLY tight just tight enuff so u cant spin the outdrives in opposite directions (with ya fingas...dont apply CRAZy amounts of torq with ya finga's) then undo the screw 1/4 of a turn....that should b good....

front and rear....usually the front is slightly tighter..

Drift assist is for PUSSIES....if u need a drift assist....u are NOT DRIFITNG!!! JUST WRECKS THE FUN!!

I say use sum ABS/POLY tires....last ya about....YONKS and is awesome stuff.

Dont worry about throttle control....just get out there and lay out a track and drive round it.....if u know how to counter-steer and keep angle...you'll do fine....

Just keep an eye on those diffs....as they sumtimes slowly un-tighten themselfs


Motor doesnt matter...not if you are a beginner..learn to drift with a mabuchi/sport tuned then move on...dont worry about you gear ratio too much...i run 5.96 in mine...i love hi-speed drift....lotsa RPMS also means more adjustable drifts

a sport tuned will D good for a long time...i used sport tuneds for about 8months...love em...but now i got a 15x2 4 drifting......crazy power....awesome rpms......sum..SUM cars u can just giv 100% the whole time (usually cars with a low gear ratio) and they'll drift but that is only sum....like my mates Sprint 2


most of all HAVE FUN

happy Dori!!
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hey i was close with the dif lock thing but my ereasoning behind it was spot on single wheel spin is no good
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hey i was close with the dif lock thing but my ereasoning behind it was spot on single wheel spin is no good
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also a low speed high torque motor is good as weel rember drifters aint fter speed they after slide more torque more pow throgh the axels and more wheel spin
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a couple of golden things for drifting

lock your difs both of em(this is a must as free diffs will focuass power to a single free spining weel causeing loss of speed leading to retention of grip and therfore no drift)

low grip tire/surface i use high density foamies uniform thicknes on all 4 you can try using pvc pipeing or specialised drift rings and the best drift arenas for me on foamies is an undergroung carpark of similar low grip concrete surface asphult work but tears throu the foam and pvc like no tomorow

also for electrics there are so called drift asisters haven't tried on myself.(no idea how these work maybe they alter speed controll during drift or sumthin)

but most of all driving techniqe low in hard centre medium out seems to give me the most control over a drift. and becarful with that throttle you can throw you motor out of whack with the gears and strip them you dont yank the trigger. another good way is to go hard into the corner start your turn back off the throttle and then get back on it again almost instantly (the theory is that once you back off the throttle weight transfers forward = less grip on rear once throttle is applied wheel spin occurs and causes drift) dont bother trying to go 2 wheel drive you lose controll of the car alltogether. the third way is to well hammer it the whole time this works best on vehicles with a high stering capability.

hope that helps sorry if speeling and gramar sucks it's midnight here
I had to re-read what you typed and I still can't figure out what you are trying to say.
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:17 AM
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basicly car setup is crucial the more power you can get to the wheels and start them spining the beter good steering is also good to have but not crucial over steer is the desired effect.

but as said the best thing to get you slidding is low to no grip tires

prectice driving technique find what works for you.

and most of all becarfull it's not hard to damage a car drifting myself i have gone through 3 rear hubs a drive link and a steering lug.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:40 AM
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just want to say thanx for the info.. i did lots of drifting a few months ago with my kyosho alpha..now i have got a new ta-04. but i think i'll go to the diff lock one..coz it works pretty good...well like i said thanx guys...
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you don't have to lock your diffs in order to drift. you can if you want but I find it leads to squirrelly handling. Some people like it that way, others.. not so much.

I run a RS4 rally. both diffs are completely open. and the car drifts fine.

My setup is focused on suspension, steering rate and forward/back weight distribution. I have a little more weight in the front, which leads to the front tires grabbing a little more. My suspension is set hard at the back and soft at the front.

I also run poly wheels, which also give a little grip on asphalt.

Another thing is most people stab at the throttle when sliding to keep the back end out. I'm different in the sense that I am smooth on the power through the curves and use the steering to adjust my angle.
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