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Old 02-25-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Well, I am debating if I should get a Hot Bodies Cyclone TC. I already have a near fully hopped up Sprint 2 and I love it but I want something new. This will be my my last drifter for a while.

Might as well go big. I'm wondering what you guys think. I even considered the Cyclone S, it's cheaper. Is the difference between the TC and S around the same if the S had the same stock setup as the TC? If so might as well go cheaper and get a S. I like the stock setup on the Cyclone TC though. Front One Way/Ball Diff in Rear.

It's simple as well.

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Basically these two car are the same just different materials here and there, what TC can adjust so does S. Since you have had a fully loaded sprint 2, I don't really see the point of buying a race ver. car and then convert it into drift. You can do it though if you want. If you really want to invest money, why don't you try some cars designed for drift like Yokomo D-Max or Square TA05 drift conversion
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If you want a new car.. can't get newer then the Cyclone TC-D.. for drifting.
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If you want a new car.. can't get newer then the Cyclone TC-D.. for drifting.
It's way to expensive, only place I know has it is Ebay and it's 500+ then shipping is 40. I can afford it but I don't think i want to spend that much when I can get a Cyclone TC for 330 flat shipped.

If anyone know where I can et it cheaper let me know.
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I have a Cyclone TC but I wouldn't want to spent that kind of money just to convert it to a drift car... I mean, it's your money, but you can drift as well with a TT01...

I was one of the people that was instrumental in bringing RC Drift to the US (I worked for Super Street magazine and we worked with Yokomo to bring their drift cars here and set up the first official US RC Drift competition back in 2001) and it's all in the suspension and steering setup and the "tires"... although there are some of the newer cars that are specially balanced for drifting with under drive front gearing (or overdrive rears) for full-countersteer drifting... I say buy a drift car, buy a less expensive car that has a drift conversion kit, or buy a less expensive car and just put the drift tires on it, balance it out, firm up the suspension, and go for it

Above all.... have fun
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I have a Cyclone TC but I wouldn't want to spent that kind of money just to convert it to a drift car... I mean, it's your money, but you can drift as well with a TT01...

I was one of the people that was instrumental in bringing RC Drift to the US (I worked for Super Street magazine and we worked with Yokomo to bring their drift cars here and set up the first official US RC Drift competition back in 2001) and it's all in the suspension and steering setup and the "tires"... although there are some of the newer cars that are specially balanced for drifting with under drive front gearing (or overdrive rears) for full-countersteer drifting... I say buy a drift car, buy a less expensive car that has a drift conversion kit, or buy a less expensive car and just put the drift tires on it, balance it out, firm up the suspension, and go for it

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I understand, thanks for the help.

Only thing is if I spend 200 for a Cyclone S when I plan on hopping it up and at the same time, I can get a Cyclone TC for 330. Why not get the TC? I'm used to a Sprint 2 so maybe I'll make the setup related. I don't know much about the sway bars or what they do for drifting though. It already has a Front 1 Way and Rear Ball Diff. And easy to put together.

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