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Old 12-10-2007, 06:09 AM   #1231
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I do believe I have some 10lb I could use as front springs, and use the 12's as rear. What about sway bars? anyone using them?
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #1232
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I'd like to get into RC drifting... but here's some good ol' canadian ice drifting for ya
My buddies car. Recently caged and coming soon to a Canadian performance rally near you!

Here's mine.

As for RC drifting, I've got a TL-01 chassis, and just got a TA04. I plan to mostly use the TA04. Just gotta make up some drift tires from ABS... until then I play with electrical tape on my rubber wheels.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:12 PM   #1233
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im new to car rcs i allways had monster trucks
wat is a good car and wat is nessary for a drifter and r there places in
new york that i can take it to
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:54 PM   #1234
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For some reason, I gather that most of the people that post in this thread are under 15 years old. Just an observation...
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:25 PM   #1235
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tc4 drift questions

I have a tc4 with the hpi super drift tires, they are hard treaded design, it almost seems to have to much grip still. I have an unkown setup on it, but before I go changing it I would like to know where you guys suggest to put things. My goal is high speed controlled drifts. I also have a box stock e10 that drifts very well, but it is a little low in the horsepower. Let me know what you guys reccomend.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:08 PM   #1236
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Originally Posted by jheimb4897 View Post
For some reason, I gather that most of the people that post in this thread are under 15 years old. Just an observation...
Most likely, that is true! I am 13 and just got a Tamiya TB-02D from my Dad. I have to put it together yet, and is my 1st kit, so it will be different. I also got an HPI honda S2000 body for it. My dad and I want to start a drift club in spring, in my hometown Plover, WI. We have a place to do it thanks to a loyal friend. If any body else has this kit, let me know how you like it. My dad and I have tried drifting on carpet at the local track that is now closed, and it was so fun! Everybody would stop and watch us. It felt like I was famous if I did good!
I think drifting is better than racing because there is not as much pressure and you can just have fun... and you don't break parts as much! I'll keep an eye on this thread to report on my proggress on the kit and take pics. when i'm done!
Happy drifting!

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Old 12-30-2007, 08:49 PM   #1237
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Does anybody know the HPI part# for the premounted drift wheels with the 6mm offset on the TE37 wheels? I know the 3mm offset is HPI4704, but I need the 6 mm offset. Any help wold be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:06 PM   #1238
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dana, everytime you think about complaining,
being bad....acting up etc etc. think about how cool your dad is,
and how groovy this gift is.............the gift of drift is king.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:35 AM   #1239
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Anyone on here drifting XXX-S.. care to share suspension setups?


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Old 01-02-2008, 04:52 AM   #1240
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For a drift setup on most cars the following would apply to make the car rotate/slide better:

softer front suspension than rear
a locked rear diff with oneway or ball diff up front
a good set of drift tyres
a good 27T to 19T motor geared around 22/23mm rollout
0 deg camber

This would work on any chassis and guys need to know that drifting is not limited to specific makes of cars or must have parts, if anything the tyres is the key to a good drifter.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:59 AM   #1241
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I slide with a XXX-S rtr.

Swapped all electronics out.

soften suspension, put harder rear spring then the fronts, use the 7.6lb, 8.6lb, 9.6lb springs.

spool pulley F+R.

took Fr camberlink inwards.

put 2mm spacer under rear ballstud on hub.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:06 PM   #1242
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I have two drift chassis.

One's a TA05 which has harder suspension in the rear than the front, but the main difference is the rear ball diff is looser than the front. makes the tail more controllable IMO.

The other one's a HPI RS4 rally. same suspension setup as the TA05, but both diffs are unchanged from the factory. the less throttle I give it, the more sideways it gets.
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:23 PM   #1243
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i run a yokomo bdm
yokomo weight front bumper set
yokomo stick pack holder
novak xbr 8.5 brushless
hitec 645mg servo
maxamps 5000mah lipo
radio.. used to use a futaba 2pl but plan to buy a new radio soon
tires i use are yokomo single rings or hpi tdrift's
i also have a ta05 which is a project i been working on
3racing cf chassis
3racing alloy bulkheads
square titanium screws
tamiya alum hub in rear
tamiya spool in rear
tamiya racing alum steering rack
tamiya cf steering plate
thats it for now
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:15 AM   #1244
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I am running Yokomo MR4TC SD CM with Nosram BL system. I used PVC, ABS and HPI stage "A" & "T" tires depending on the surface for the best drifting action.

I prefer tighter track layout due to more challenge n fun.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:57 AM   #1245
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Default DRIFT tires, rims, and wing up for sale in the forum

In the Sale Forum I've got some DRIFT tires, rims, and a wing up for sale.

All of the items are BRAND NEW!

Please check it out! Thanks for looking.

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