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Old 01-30-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Hey guys have some questions. I have been racing off road for the last year. Its become harder for me to get to the track. I am looking at getting it on drifting need some help. Is there a thread that's newbie friendly for someone getting into driftin? I don't know where to start there is not a drift scene where I live. What dose everyone recommend for a car? It can be kit or rtr dosent matter.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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sent you a pm with some info.

As for me I recommend the MST MS-01D RTR. I love this car. Can be had from ebay (hobbybest is the seller) they ship pretty fast. rcroller.com also sells MST stuff.

I tried a sprint2 first, which was ok, but then I went after the MST because I really liked the looks/hop ups for their products and my first run with it was a lot more controllable to me compared to the sprint2. Just my opinion. No intention on bashing anyone's sprint2, just my personal preference in my short drifting time
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:10 PM   #3
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I do have a budget around $200 sorry forgot to mention. How are the 3racing kits? I just need to buy one and get my feet wet. Are there a lot of hop ups for the sprint 2?
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Sprint 2 sucks at drifting. For around 200 all you will get is the Sakura d3. High end drift chassis kits cost upwards of 500 dollars.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:32 PM   #5
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i say get any car you can put some drift tires on it and go have fun, alot of guys in the scene are into high end chassis but also alot of guys have tt01s and some tires and do great around the track. its alot of drving and not the car.

thats just my opinion.
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ageed its all about controlling what you have rather than how much you wallet bulges,i had a go on a kids rtr drifter(350z shell no idea whats underneath) and he couldnt drift it to save his life,his dad asked if i fancied ago cause the kid said the wheels were plastic and had zero grip,i kind of agreed after watching him,then it was my turn,within a minute i had it sliding lovely on a very small oval track(10ft x 6ft) it was all about throttle control which he had none,it was full throttle or nothing,i was barely touching the trigger,his dad said "there you go son, its not the bloody car"
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I have to disagree on the chassis making little to no difference. Scale drifting is extremely hard. Most semi scale tracks are only 1.5-3 feet wide, and deal with elevation, and surface changes. A tt01 will drift, but compared to a VDFII, or a mst chassis, it will look like what it is....A tt01. balance is important, and the standard tc chassis designs don't put enough weight on the front wheels, and put too much on the rear, for drifting. the sakura chassis (D3) is very good, as it puts the motor over the front of the car. the XV01 also does this to a certain extent, but then chassis balance is off in the rear. the problem with the sakura is it comes with cs built in. for a new comer to drifting this will be very frustrating, and hard to control.
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the right tires belt too. since you are brand new, pick up some very very hard tires. then as you get better, pick up progressively softer ones. Raiku makes good drift tires.
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Sorry for getting back to everyone so late been busy thanks to everyone that has post on here. I will be picking up the cs d3. I would love to get a mst but there are bit out of my budget. Plus this would be my frist drift car. What would be a motor and esc and battery would someone recommend? I have a savox I laying around I will be putting in
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