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Old 12-24-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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I have a nitro 4-tec and I would like to drift with it, I just installed a set of ABS drift tires but havent had a chance to try them yet thanks to rain.

is there any thing else I need to make this car drift?

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lock or tighten the diffs
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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what is the best way to tighten the stock diffs?
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The best thing to do would be to take out the two diffs open them up and fill them with jb weld and close them back up.
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The best thing to do would be to take out the two diffs open them up and fill them with jb weld and close them back up.
if if theyre ball diffs, just tighten them.

jb weld gets way too messy and you have a permalocked diff
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Old 12-25-2008, 08:31 PM   #6
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I had thought about putting play dough in the diff gears, would this be a bad thing to do if I planned on putting stock tires back on for speed runs?

would play dough make it drive or handle funny? or cause something else to break?

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Old 12-28-2008, 05:39 AM   #7
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has anyone else tried filling diffs on a 4-tec with playdough?
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you wont need to with ABS wheels as you wont have any traction at all.
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will putting playdough in front and rear diffs cause any problems when I put street tires back on? will it make it handle any better? or worse?
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use silly putty it comes in a little egg
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:32 AM   #11
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I will give the silly putty a try, and if I dont like it I can always take it back out, dont think silly putty drys out and gets hard like playdough does, and if that doesnt work I will just upgrade to the ball style diffs which are adjustable.

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I agree the ABS tires don't grip at all! What would be the best drift tires for better grip and still drift?
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Ok here it is....

Get the HPI Drift tires for Nitro cars. They're made of hard rubber so they'll give you some traction but will allow you to drift at the same time. Don't confuse them witht he Hrd plastic ones for the Electric Drifters. Also you may have to adjust your two speed so it shifts into 2nd gear very earlier. if you have the 3.3 engine, you'll still have plenty of torque to maintain drifts. This video should give you a idea of what you can achieve. Happy drifting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVHbb0AuvTk
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:56 PM   #14
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I put silly putty in front and rear diffs and it handles much better with street tires and drift tires. I think when I wear out the tires I have I will try the HPI set.

thanks for all the help!
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you know that the HPI drift cars have a drift module on them to help them drift like the video on youtube. drifting a touring car will be alot harder then it seems. but i too want to do it so be sure to give us some result on what you come up with.
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