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Old 02-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hi im fearly new to the rc car thing but iv got a tamiya ta03 its the tub chassis (grey) nothing special atm tho. Iv got a hpi sc-15 speed control and a hpi 20turn motor and some old recever and crappy servo. Its completaly stock setup. My plan is to make it onto a drift beast. I wud like to run lipo and brushless but before i do enything i wud like some input from you guys. So eny ideas wud be appreciated. I have trinity rear hubs sat waiting to go on it. But need new suspention and the arms as thay have a huge ammount of play in them.

Im after ideas for the motor, speed control and reciver (wud like digital) and gearing ideas for it to help it drift.

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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I'm sure you could get it to drift with the motor and ESC you already have.

Making a drift car is more about the tyres and the drivetrain than the power or the details of the setup. Compared to a grip car, you want some drift tyres (obviously) and you basically run the rear axle locked with either a diff or one-way up front. That should get you started.

There's loads of transmitter/receiver combos out there, personally I have always used Futaba.
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Iv herd lots of ways of locking the rear diff whats the one that wud favour a newbie. Iv never taken a diff apart on a rc car (iv worked on alot of real cars and had the diffs apart on them and also locked a few) so not shure whats the best way.

As for the futaba stuff iv herd its rather good but a little expencive. Im gunna have alook around and see what i find.
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I don't know enough about option parts for TA03s. Perhaps someone makes a locked diff (spool), that would be easiest. Other ways of doing it are to fill the gears with blu tack, or if it is a ball diff you can remove the balls and put sandpaper on the rings instead.
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is your 03 and f or an r? if its and f what you want to do is put a slightly harder spring in the front and a little softer in the rear, lock the rear diff and put anti-wear grease in the front diff, if its an r chassis than just reverse the springs around (front soft, rear hard) then just practice
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