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Old 06-12-2006, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hey whats up? I have an old HPI RS4 RTR, and I have done some upgrades to it, like 2-speed, OS .12cv-rx, high flow headers, nova mega tuned pipe.


Well all it does is sits in my living room and I never use it.

I was wondering what I need to convert it to a car that can drift. I personally dont like the idea of drifting R/C cars, I dont know whta all the hype about it is, but if this is the only way I will get use out of the RS4, and turn some heads at the track in the process then I don't mind it.


So right now I have these super hard compound Ellegi rubber tirs on it and they do drift on my drive but my drive way is smooth concrete I dont know if it will act the same on treated smooth asphault.

If I get some 2.5 inch PVC pipe and cut it those should provide enough slippage to drift right?

Everything else is all set, my car has the power for it, I'm getting a hump pack to ballance the weight evenly instead of all to one side (currently using a revo pack strapped to one side).

Does the body play an important part in drifting? I know HPI has those "drifting" bodies but they look like the regular silvia's, 350z' and rx7's with flashy paint jobs.

thanks for your time and help.
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You can also try electrical tape around your tires. Its fast and easy. The tape also gives you enough grip so you don't just spin in circles. Drifting would be easier if you went to a single speed. Having engine braking gives you much more control. You really don't need lots of power, just a smooth trigger finger. Body choice is up to you. Drifting is a low speed thing so it won't make any difference.
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thanks, umm you said go to one speed, wont tightening the 2-speed so it doesnt shift have the same affect?
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I can't see why a 2 speed shouldn't work for drift?

Just tape up your tyres and leave like half of the front tyres untaped so you get some grip for accel and steering. enjoy
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With a 2 speed, when you let off of the gas, the car coasts or free wheels. With the single speed, letting off the gas slows down the car because the wheels are still directly connected to the engine. The 2 speed has a one way bearing so it doesn't have the engine brake effect. There is nothing wrong with locking down the 2 speed, just that the single speed setup will give you more control.
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can't I apply drag break to it? or something?



because I know the Stage D by hpi has a 2-speed on there the manual points it out clearly
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