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Old 11-24-2006, 02:14 PM
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Old 11-24-2006, 02:32 PM
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Just get some Yokomo tires.


I run drift radials but those are more for nitro, brushless and mod motors.
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:51 PM
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sooo whaat about pvc and abs?
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Old 11-24-2006, 07:11 PM
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What about it?....
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:12 AM
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OK guys here it is! HPI has announced a complete RTR 1/10th scale drifter based on the Sprint 2! Check out the link....

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/750.html
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by samcook90
sooo whaat about pvc and abs?

How well abs works depends a lot on your track. On tighter tracks it's better as it is easier to break loose (even with my brushless I've had trouble breaking loose the hpi drift tires on a tight med-grip asphalt track). On more open tracks you'll get more consistency with the yokomo or hpi tires.

On carpet abs is actially quite nice as long as you've rounded off the corners (otherwise you can cut up the carpet) but it tends to get sticky after a while (the high friction melts them a bit) and so need replacement sooner. Of course abs is far far cheaper than the drift tires so you can change them as often as you like. Oh, and abs that's been run on asphalt doesn't really work too well on carpet. The scratches and dents and what have you that you get on the abs running outdoors gives them too much traction and makes them inconsistent on carpet.
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:06 PM
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hey fellas found this site got some great info on a fellow drifter
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:46 PM
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hey guys, does any one here have some infos how to set up my losi xxxs drifter??? im using silver can motor. We have a group in the Philippines called "Philippine RC Drifters" we held regular race(Drift challenge and time attack). This tread is full of infos...
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:52 PM
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Some of our members use Shampoo round bottles for drift tires. They simply cut a bottle that has the same diameter as rubber tires to form a ring (similar to yokomo drift rings). slide them in the tires. The good thing is you can use your old rubber tires The performance varies from the shampoo bottle they used , but most of them performs like ABS.
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Originally Posted by kracka
pvc are the best tires too drift on carpet trust me i do it all the time at our local track tried yokomo s ok but pv c is alot better

I'll have to give PVC a try. I'm currently using ABS on carpet which I think does give too much grip and I don't stay nearly as sideways on carpet as I do on asphalt. Any special setup used for carpet?
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Originally Posted by racenut
Some of our members use Shampoo round bottles for drift tires. They simply cut a bottle that has the same diameter as rubber tires to form a ring (similar to yokomo drift rings). slide them in the tires. The good thing is you can use your old rubber tires The performance varies from the shampoo bottle they used , but most of them performs like ABS.

I can't imagine the shampoo bottles lasting too long. It would be a pain in the butt to keep changing your tires after a few runs. The upside is that it is free once you run out of shampoo.
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Originally Posted by Aries326
I can't imagine the shampoo bottles lasting too long. It would be a pain in the butt to keep changing your tires after a few runs. The upside is that it is free once you run out of shampoo.
based on my experience, shampoo bottles are also long lasting. I never change mine for 2 month, my PVC last only for 3 weeks..
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WTF!??! are u on drugs?
just use poly-pipe, ABS is available from the US and Nihon.
[you can also get ABS tires readily off ebay]
if you are drifting nitro or brushless, you may want to look at
using rubber tires from HPI or TN Racing.

for 50mm poly-pipe is around $2 a metre, the value can't be beat.

shampoo bottles?
is your dorifto group a bunch of skirts FFS?
surely there's only one brand u can use,
and even then, the cost would suck./

shape up.
this is rc-drift.....not barbie plastics incorporated.
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we just tried it and it works great. we dont suggest that you try it. Were just sharing our experience in regards with drifting.
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Originally Posted by mitchsterbrau
WTF!??! are u on drugs?
just use poly-pipe, ABS is available from the US and Nihon.
[you can also get ABS tires readily off ebay]
if you are drifting nitro or brushless, you may want to look at
using rubber tires from HPI or TN Racing.

for 50mm poly-pipe is around $2 a metre, the value can't be beat.

shampoo bottles?
is your dorifto group a bunch of skirts FFS?
surely there's only one brand u can use,
and even then, the cost would suck./

shape up.
this is rc-drift.....not barbie plastics incorporated.
Geeze buddy, calm down. RC is about having fun and doing what you like. If shampoo bottles work good for them then that's great. Every one has their own preferences.......live with it. It doesn't automatically mean that they can't afford the name brand stuff.

No need to put anyone down.....
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