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Old 04-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Hey,

I am helping a friend out by taking his HPI Sprint 2 Flux and converting it to a car better capable of drifting.

Here is what I am thinking of doing:

-Replacing rear belt and pulley (they are both worn from street driving)
-Getting the one way front diff or locking the stock one on my own (which is better?)
-Picking up a set of drift tires and wheels

How does this sound?

Should I also upgrade the servo?

Also, will these tires fit Sprint 2 wheels?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-SRE-DRIFT...item4ab47e1851

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Lock the rear diff, free up the front, heaver shock oils, heavier springs, stand the rear springs more upright, drop the ride height, more rear sway bar, rear toe in and front toe out, and more front camber.

Then the cheapest place on the planet for drift wheels and tires is R2Hobbies. Wheels 4 bucks a set, tires 4 bucks a set.

http://www.r2hobbies.com/rc-accessor...rs.html?cat=91

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I thought you were supposed to lock the front diff?

What is the best way to lock a diff besides buying a locker or a one way?
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I thought you were supposed to lock the front diff?

What is the best way to lock a diff besides buying a locker or a one way?
Diff putty or bluetac works well, 1Mil Silicon oil also. It does not need to be locked as in being a spool, but tight enough that you get more or less equal torque going to each wheel.

In a touring car you will lock the front diff in a drifter you lock the rear diff. A tighter diff adds aggression at that end of the car, in a tc you want aggression at the front to pull you through and drive out of corners, in a drifter you want aggression at the rear to make over steer much easier to achieve.
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a front way way will give you a 'handbrake' type fel when hitting the brakes.so the rear will lock up under brakes and the front continues to spin. great for tight twisty drifting but in wide open drifting it leads to alot of understeer(more than the plastic drift wheels generally produce)

the r2 hobbies t drift's i found are the best out of thier range. the treaded style ones are super hard/slippery. the best on the market is tamiya superdrift techs. we use these as control tire at our comps as they offer the best grip yet still slide well.
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