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Old 12-13-2009, 04:14 PM
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Ok gentlemen and ladies if there are any. My son wants a drifter. I race truggies so as you would expect I know nothing about road class r/c let alone electric as I am a devout nitro sniffer. I need some info and lets not turn this into a brand war. I need the top 3 or 4 electric touring cars based on the following criteria:
1. Value for the dollar (RTR preferred but not required)pretend money is not an issue.
2. Ease of finding replacement parts(sure he will destroy it a few times)
3. Ability and ease of upgrade.(always room to go faster right?)
4. Adjustability

Once again not looking to start a brand war just looking for some honest and solid info.

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For Drifting I would suggest either Tamiya or HPI. Both companies have cheap rtr packages.
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good parts availability? would he be able to get parts say two years later on the very outside?

Also which cars from each?
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Associated TC5 FT/R/F

Fits all of those categories.
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My mate just bought a Tamiya TB03D. Looks not too bad. I've had a TT01 previously and now use a Corally RDX PHi so i thought the TB03D would be very average but the build quality is much better. He bought a kit that had a few alloy upgrades and all in all is a great drifter.

He actually prefers the tub chassis for a bit of protection thats why he didnt end up with a carbon tourer.

Otherwise the HPI sprint 2 drift is supposed to be very good. comes with 15t brushed motor and all the other gear (RTR) for $209 from tower hobbies.

Tamiya do seem to have the most spares available. and if you buy this:
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...k-p-29390.html

it comes with all the original plastic bits. my mates has a huge bag full of spares. Will still need radio gear, mot, esc and batteries with this one though....

hope this helps a little and good luck.

PM me if you need more info as i might not look back at this thread if you ask any questions.

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good parts availability? would he be able to get parts say two years later on the very outside?

Also which cars from each?
You could get every part online. Most hobby shops don't stock Tamiya or HPI parts, but with drifting mostly you will be upgrading parts not breaking them. Here are a few.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.ph...&filter_mfr=16

This would be the car I choose. Has everything you need to drift.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...k-p-29390.html
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Take a look at these sites for drifting.

http://www.groovydrift.com
http://www.sflrcdrift.com/
http://www.drccentral.com/
http://www.driftercentral.com/
http://www.rcdriftclub.com
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The good news about drifting is that you can drift anything you want, and speed not being an issue it is very likely that you will break parts only more becasue of poor building skills rather than crashing.

Some of the cars suggested here are overkill way above and beyond what a drifter needs. The bad news is that drifting is about flashy decals and body kits or bodyshells or outlandish paint jobs that can easily spiral out of control and cost more than the kit.

All being said, there are dedicated drift kits some probably better than others but if you want to start looking for something, I would suggest by looking at the company that started it all, namely Yokomo. They set the standard and have a multitude of dedicated drift kits which come in all states of tune and for all budgets. Even if you don't end up buying one for whatever reason, you will definitely learn what makes a good drift car and what to look for when buying one.

If you don't care about any of that and just want to go out and buy a chrissy present for the kid, just get one of the Tamiya kits, either the TT01D (sturdier, simpler, low cost) or the TB03D (just as sturdy, better quality, a bit more costly). These days, they even have flashy lights and blingy stuff that's going to make a kid very happy.
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Yokomo SD or Tamiya TB03D all the way. Which ever one you can get parts for easily is the one I'd go with.

I've been drifting for a while now here in Japan and the 2 I mentioned are probably the best bang for the buck you can get, and are VERY capable as drifters...

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Originally Posted by gashuffer View Post
For Drifting I would suggest either Tamiya or HPI. Both companies have cheap rtr packages.
I have Tamiya TT01D and also Kyosho TF-5 both in RTR form. Tamiya looks good but as a drifter the Kyosho works so much better out of the box, tried with several similar tires. Kyosho is even cheaper. The bumper of the TT01D is ridiculous and the nice Tamiya body was smashed quite fast.
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Id have to say if I didnt already have a yokomo to try out Id get one of these.

1) Tamiya 416X
2) TC5 Foam tire version
3) The new Xray tourer coming out soon

My local track just started dirt oval touring cars, gonna be pulling some fast laps. Cant wait
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