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Old 05-05-2005, 02:40 AM   #1
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hey,

im not racing very often at the moment and i was wondering how i should set-up my car.

i have 3 original Xray T1's, one my race car, one my brothers and one a spare.

is it better to have a locked diff in the rear for drifting???

should i remove the front belt completely???

will i do serious damage to the drivetrain when drifting?

can you please give me some advice as to what to do in terms of how to set my car up and what diffs to install etc etc.

im thinking of getting a set of yokomo drift tyres...are they worth it???

please help me out

thanx

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I'm certain i'm not Drift Guru but since no one reply, here goes

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hey,

im not racing very often at the moment and i was wondering how i should set-up my car.

i have 3 original Xray T1's, one my race car, one my brothers and one a spare.

is it better to have a locked diff in the rear for drifting???
no, i use a locked diff in front instead, rear must be tight n smooth. Some use both FR tight and smooth for maximum response. I am using PVC wheel by the way.

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should i remove the front belt completely???
what for? RWD as in 1:1 ? Most drifters i know prefer 4WD with more weight up front. RWD won't work with PVC, that

one i know.

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will i do serious damage to the drivetrain when drifting?
Not with PVC you won't. Not sure about rubber though, should be heavier on the drivetrain.

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can you please give me some advice as to what to do in terms of how to set my car up and what diffs to install etc etc.
LR weight balance, FR slightly more to F.
Diff as above comment. High gear ratio.
Go Brushless for extra torque .
Medium to hard suspensions, depends on car.
And most important, killer looking bodyshell

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im thinking of getting a set of yokomo drift tyres...are they worth it???

please help me out

thanx

robbie
I drift quite a lot and i stick with PVC.
If you can get hold of Black ones, they're the best for tarmac n concretes.
I'm sure there're plenty of drift threads here on RCTech that can provide more in depth info. Enjoy!
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Old 05-05-2005, 05:05 AM   #3
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i guess i could call myself a drift guru....

yeah lock the front......but leave the rear unlocked

and rwd drifting doesnt work...with any tire..the power to waight ratio is like 100x wat it needs to be for rwd

the people at these drift sites wil be able to help you further..


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i have my rears locked and the car feels much more responsive. with the fronts tight.
i use a crappy smartech with geared diffs.
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i have diff,diff in my car. and there is no black pvc, that would be ABS. which is softer than pvc, = more grip= more speed. but i prefer pvc for extra long runtimes.
with pvc, i like really soft springs. oh and a reverseable esc.
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Locking the front is always an option, however it is rough on the car but so is drifting in general play around with both to get a feel.

I myself have not drifting an xray so cant really tell you the feel of it.

Drifting an r/c car is different than a real car so no fwd or rwd by itself will not working in drifting as earlier stated you cant shift the weight ratio enough.

My basher is an hpi sprint with super high gearing on a novak brushless that puts out tons of torque tears right through pvc and drift rings but its a messy sport
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thanx for your help guys

another quick question as im keen to give these pvc tires a go. what size tube do i need to get???

will it fit properly on the rim? standard rims?

do i just use CA to glue it down?

one more,

will i do damage to my motor by drifting??? they get rather hot dont they??? i'll only be using either a 27t stock or a 23t jrm

thanx for your help again

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2inch works fine. and wrap electrical tape around the rim until the pvc fits snug. then no CA is needed. no the motor wont be damaged as long as you still do the proper maintenence. and for it getting hot, with pvc, if you're gearing isnt way off the chart in either direction, it really doesnt get hot. if it does. check your gearing or for binding.
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i accidently drift my car on race day!!

but i also discover a nice setting to drift.

im using a Ta04 with front 1 way and a type B tamiya tyres.
rear yellow tamiya spring and front red tamiya spring.

heres the trick. just set your radio and ESC to full throttle brake . trust me , you will drift.
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i sudject not getting pvc...instead get abs...its black and its softer so its better for drifting
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well first off its which you prefer. and mostly by surface. on really rough concrete, pvc is definitly the way to go. on kinda smooth asphalt id say abs. and on traction compund soaked carpet tracks, even pvc is a little hard to drift it sticks so well. actually need to brake before the turn.
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