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Old 01-04-2009, 10:26 PM   #1
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Hey all i own an electric touring car wanting to get into drifting, but as i have an illness i have ALOT of time for rc. The question is whats the best and cheapest way to make drift tyres thanks.

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Well there are a couple of ways to make drift tires. It all really depends on your motor/esc and gearing. For some people running not so hot brushed motors just wrapping tires in tape will work. Since I run a 4.0 brushless motor I use nitro drift tires. PVC/ABS works well too. But that depends on the surface you will be driving on. Tennis courts work amazingly with pvc tires supposedly. What all are you running?

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Thanks im running a Hellfire 27 turn motor, does electrical tape work?

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try ABS, PVC, or HDPE pipes.
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Thanks im running a Hellfire 27 turn motor, does electrical tape work?

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it will work indoors, on carpet. Ourdoors, the tape will get shredded up very quickly.
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It will work. But you have to wrap a good amount on the tires and make it tight. And they wont last too long. Thats the only real problem. It worked great for me but only for a matter of like 3 minutes. On a smaller motor it should last longer. Best thing with that motor would be ABS piping.
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Tamiya rims fit perfectly inside 2" pvc pipe, just make a nice straight cut as wide as the rim, push the rim into the pipe, add a little glue and your set, best drifting tire for 27t motors
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I agree with Ventura DC, cheap and easy that way. If you want a touch more grip, use ABS pipe, which is black.
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