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Old 10-01-2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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Have a credit at Tower so looking to get a inexpensive 1/10 scale drifter.

Considering a HPI Sprint Flux 2 RTR, Associated Scion or TC4

I like the idea of having a TC4 to run as a VTA car possibly one day but ultimately the car would be drift specific.

Not looking to make major upgrades (tires, wheels and bodies) and maybe some light parts
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Have a credit at Tower so looking to get a inexpensive 1/10 scale drifter.

Considering a HPI Sprint Flux 2 RTR, Associated Scion or TC4

I like the idea of having a TC4 to run as a VTA car possibly one day but ultimately the car would be drift specific.

Not looking to make major upgrades (tires, wheels and bodies) and maybe some light parts
I ran both tc4 and sprint 2 in vintage classes here in az we run them a little different than everyone else. i think the sprint 2 is near perfect car for beginners at our track, can run competitively in a few different classes. box stock with a upgrade to a brushless system can run a few more. I plan to pick up a new one myself for drift and vintage oval
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The Sprint2 is great bang4buck, however some problems are there. The battery slot is made for stick packs, so square Lipos will eat the belt. Or vice versa. BUT, there is a really sexy exotek conversion.
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I would run the hpi sprint flux 2 and add drift tires if that matters
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Except for the belt rubbing, the sprint 2 is a great entry chassis.
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Is it a chassis conversion or battery mount? I don't want to spend a bunch of money if I don't have to
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Is it a chassis conversion or battery mount? I don't want to spend a bunch of money if I don't have to
The exotek kit is a full chassis carbon fibre and alu conversion. Not at all required, just a really nice kit.

The belt tugging can be prevented by buying slim lipo packs.
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Given the support factor,

-HPI will have more tuning options as far as CS and other things that would make it "More Ideal" for Drifting.
-The TC4, having had one as a drifter did Okay, but for CS or any other significant changes that would improve it as a drifter, required a LOT of changes, and to me it wasn't worth the "1-off" hassle to create an build parts.
(My friend has a very competitive TC4 drift car that has extensive modifications to fit CS gears and diff in the rear to make it work. Also, its taking its toll on CV axles. unless you're up for the challenge...)

-IF you like the VTA and occasional Drift, then the TC4, IMO is the better option. IF VTA is going to be 2ndry, I would say, HPI.



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Given the support factor,

-HPI will have more tuning options as far as CS and other things that would make it "More Ideal" for Drifting.
-The TC4, having had one as a drifter did Okay, but for CS or any other significant changes that would improve it as a drifter, required a LOT of changes, and to me it wasn't worth the "1-off" hassle to create an build parts.
(My friend has a very competitive TC4 drift car that has extensive modifications to fit CS gears and diff in the rear to make it work. Also, its taking its toll on CV axles. unless you're up for the challenge...)

-IF you like the VTA and occasional Drift, then the TC4, IMO is the better option. IF VTA is going to be 2ndry, I would say, HPI.



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The TC4 is an O-K drifter.
The Sprint2 is an O-K VTA-tourer
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Ok cool, so if I go with the flux, anything else to consider getting aside from drift tires? Do you know if i run 0 offset wheels in front and 6mm in back and if I have to stick with HPI wheels?
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Ok cool, so if I go with the flux, anything else to consider getting aside from drift tires? Do you know if i run 0 offset wheels in front and 6mm in back and if I have to stick with HPI wheels?
Choose offset based on your body. Narrow Tamiya bodies works well with 0-3mm, yokomo and other 190-195mm bodies works well with 3-4-6mm offset, and wider 200mm bodies or bodies with big fender flares, 7-8-9-12mm offset.

HPI T-drift is a good allround tire. MST (maxspeedtechnology) makes great indoor tires with MST CS-R Hardest as my fav. RC-art Derive RT01h Carpet is my all time favourite carpet tire.
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