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Old 01-28-2006, 05:08 AM   #1
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Help How to set a drift car

i wanna drive a driftcar
but i don't know how to set it
i drive a HPI pro4
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You dont need to set up a drift car, just put drift tyres on it and your good to go.
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do i have to use one or diff? spool on the front?
very hard springS?
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Set it up like a touring car, add a little more rear camber maybe, run drift tyres and diffs all round, with the rear tighter than the front.

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post this on the drift thread

its "The Offical Drift Thread"

me and the other guys know alot

and one guy is really goood
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ok Thanx
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Drift set-up is a little different to touring:

Try:
Spool on the rear
Diff in the front
medium oil all round.
Medium to hard springs all round.
1deg rear toe
0 or 1deg toe out front

The most important are the diffs:

A locked rear diff causes the car to want to kick-out under acceleration as the inner wheel is travelling at the same speed as the outer. Something has to give! Not only that, once the car is sideways, the spool still provides forward drive. A normal diff would at this stage, unload the inner tire and you lose drive. This is the reason why drifters and manufacturers of RWD cars use LSD's.

A front diff is preferrable over a front spool or one-way because it allows the inner wheel to unload during a turn. In Dori, the wheels speeds are always higher than the car's forward speed. A one-way will stay engaged(like a spool) and this causes the inner wheel to spin up. Your front turn-in suffers as a result.

The only advantage of using a front one-way is that on braking, you are braking the rear-wheels only. Good if you're on a tight track and need to severely tighten your line choice.

Medium oil - helps to stabilise the car during transtitions.
Medium to hard springs - To give consistency oncce the car is sliding and to improve response. Little weight transfer is needed once the car is sliding.

Toe in on the rear is not required(use 1 deg) as you want to maintain as large a drift angle as you can.

Use small movements. You will be surprised how fine a control you have over the car.
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I try to run 3 deg toe in, especially when you run rear spool, it's easier to keep the car going straight. I use hard spring at the back and soft up front, because once I get the back to slide, I need as much control for steer as possible to catch up (counter steer) the rear.
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Hi AngryAsian,
What kinda tyres do you recommend for those set-up you mentioned?
I've a TL-01, would like to convert it to a drift car.
Does the track surface really makes a different in handling by chossing the right tyres or PVC???
Thanks.
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