R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,521
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default Drift Car Recommendations

I am an 1/8 scale off road guy but I want to buy a drift car to mess around with. I don't want a pos and I don't mind spending a little $$ to get something that will hold up. I was looking at that traxxas rally 1/16 but limitations on wheel and tire combos and a few other things made me look elsewhere. I have never driven an onroad car and I'm not really planning on competing with it. I have plenty of 2s 50c packs. I would use my own ko radio and I can upgrade the servo. I see hpi has a drift specific rtr car and then there are several others. Any suggestions and why.

Thanks in advance.
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Foxxrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 2,018
Default

Tamiya TA05 VDF.
__________________
Tamiya 416X/ Tamiya TA-05 IFS/ Losi XXX-SCT/ HPI Baja 5SC/ Tamiya M05/ Tamiya F103/ Tamiya F104/ Team Associated 10R5O/ Kyosho IGT2/
Foxxrocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,521
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxxrocket View Post
Tamiya TA05 VDF.
That car looks sweet but very complicated.
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
Foxxrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 2,018
Default

Well there are other drift purpose cars. But you said you didn't mind spending the cash, and you didn't want a POS.
__________________
Tamiya 416X/ Tamiya TA-05 IFS/ Losi XXX-SCT/ HPI Baja 5SC/ Tamiya M05/ Tamiya F103/ Tamiya F104/ Team Associated 10R5O/ Kyosho IGT2/
Foxxrocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 11:41 AM   #5
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,521
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxxrocket View Post
Well there are other drift purpose cars. But you said you didn't mind spending the cash, and you didn't want a POS.
That's true. Just looking for something easy to tune and will work well out of the box. I'll consider the Tamiya. What motor combu would you use?
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 01:47 PM   #6
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
I am an 1/8 scale off road guy but I want to buy a drift car to mess around with. I don't want a pos and I don't mind spending a little $$ to get something that will hold up. I was looking at that traxxas rally 1/16 but limitations on wheel and tire combos and a few other things made me look elsewhere. I have never driven an onroad car and I'm not really planning on competing with it. I have plenty of 2s 50c packs. I would use my own ko radio and I can upgrade the servo. I see hpi has a drift specific rtr car and then there are several others. Any suggestions and why.

Thanks in advance.
Tamiya TT-01 is a great intro car, if you are more experienced get the TA-05, Yokomo Spec D, ABC Genetic, HPI Sprint 2. I don't recommend Team Associated TC ANYTHING, Nitro Anything, or Red Cat. The car you buy also depends on if you prefer belt driven or shaft driven. Shaft is easier to maintain in my eyes, and belt has better response but is a pain in the ass. If you live in So Cal, check out "Drift Jam" every Wednesday night at Cal Raceway. calraceway.com
HVManh44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #7
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
That's true. Just looking for something easy to tune and will work well out of the box. I'll consider the Tamiya. What motor combu would you use?
For drift I can only recommend running a Sensored motor. Buy the Tamiya TT-01, get a Sensored esc with a minimum of a 9.5 turn motor. It will work Perfect. For better handling, use ball diffs all the way around. check out the ABC Genetic. You might like it.
HVManh44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 02:01 PM   #8
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,521
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for the response. I was looking at the hpi spirit 2 looks like it might work for me. But any other info is greatly apprecitated.
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Drift Thread anthony390 Electric On-Road 2475 04-17-2015 04:32 PM
Im New In RC Drifting! I Need Help, Recommendations and tipz Newbie2Probie Brunei R/C Racers 15 10-08-2010 09:16 PM
Need some advise on purchase drift car thirt13n Singapore R/C Racers 27 09-02-2008 01:41 AM
Advice/Recommendations needed for clueless GF trying to by an RC car yellie Electric On-Road 20 12-05-2007 01:52 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:27 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net