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Old 01-08-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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Hey, this is my first time posting here, and aswell my first time with a yokomo series rc. I picked up an electric street drift version yokom but I still need all the electronics for it. Can anyone recommend a good motor, radio, batteries etc....???
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if you got it just to "play" with and not race, then i wouldn't worry about the high end stuff. probably find a used or new cheap 40-50 dollar speedo, and maybe something like a futaba jr radio. for motor i would say something smooth like a 13-15 double/triple, for around 50 or less. if you go to yokomousa.com and search around there is a "specials" page and i know they had some motors and speed controls there that were discontinued and old stock for pretty cheap. hope this helps
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i m wondering if there's any need for Hop Up's for the yokomo drift kit ?
ie changing the shaft .. shocks ..anti-roll bars?
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if youare just backyard bashing, then there is not really any need to hop up. if you are locally competitive, you should take a look at what other racers have and then decide from that.
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people around me are using TT-01 and tamiyas to drift ...
so i cant judge anything
but one thing i definite know and wan to do is to reduce weight for my car ...
its heavy ..
i think my stock shocks are a must to change ...
they are too soft and not responsive enough ..
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For drifting i think around the 20turn motor mark is good. My friend has one and it goes awesome, hes just using standard Futaba radio gear and a 20 turn motor.
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I'd go with the Trinity P2K Pro Stock Motor. That motor has gobs of torque needed to accelerate and drift out of the turns.

For the radio, i'd get a cheap FM digital radio like the JR XR3i. Great features and it's FM.

It also comes with servos and other radio gear to get started.
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The suspensions are soft because they are set for drifting and infact i think that you don't have any shock oil in those suspensions its just normal grease.
The harder the suspensions the more difficult to control your car !
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The suspensions are soft because they are set for drifting and infact i think that you don't have any shock oil in those suspensions its just normal grease.
The harder the suspensions the more difficult to control your car !
Actually, I believe you want the opposite to soft, which is hard. Just like in real drift cars, their suspensions are tuned to hard for more response.
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tell u all wad ..
drfiting is totally opposite of grip settings
shocks in the front is made soft and rear hard ...
soft to give the front more grip and hard at rear to enable u to have lesser traction and swing the car sideways..
btw .. i m using PVC...

hey .. iwas tokin bout hop-ups ..
any suggestions ?
thankz...
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