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Old 02-15-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Exclamation How Many Drift Tires Needed To Drift 2 or 4?

I have a traxxas 4-tec 3.3 and it's 4WD, do I need to buy two or four drifting wheels and if so do they go on the back or front?
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Buy 4. Putting drift tires on the front just makes it push like crazy, putting them on the rear just makes it spin out. Run 4 and use a very heavy diff oil.
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I'm a big newb with it comes to RC, but have been into cars for a while now...Not everything translates perfect from one to the other, but things seem close enough.

a LOT of people want to tune the car to drift...this is wrong. I'm not saying that you shouldn't make adjustments that fit how its being driven, but YOU drift the car...the car doesn't drift for you...

A good drift setup isn't as far from a racing setup as many think. While some racing setups may not work as well its important to remember that you still want as much grip as possible at both ends. Even when sliding your gripping the ground to some extent. This grip is what provides control.

Grip vs Drift is not as black and white as people make it out to be. All race cars are sliding, the angle is just very low (10 degrees ish?) during "grip" racing.

If the front grips and the rear doesn't it may be easy to throw it into some random corner and have the back end swing around, then kinda save it and continue....
But thats not really what drifting is...With a more nuetral set up it may not put its self into a slide as easily but when you can make it the rear end can still generate enough grip to hold an angle, then the front end steers into the slide so it can reduce its drag and keep up with the rears...
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but for a racing slide into the corners that is just from the user not the setup because if let it for the setup your car would slide when you dont want it to and the slide is a short maybe 3-5cm just get around a tight corner and a drift setup you want very little grip that is why you put exra stiff springs on and harden it further too!!

But for the tires always use other wise if you put them on the back you will do a burn when ever you turn and on the front you wont turn at all
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