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ON-ROAD Touring car how to change to Drift car? Help

ON-ROAD Touring car how to change to Drift car? Help

Old 02-13-2022, 02:42 PM
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Default ON-ROAD Touring car how to change to Drift car? Help

Hello I'm new to the on road world. Just picked up the Team magic e4jr ll touring car.

Was wanting to get into drifting, how hard and what would I need to change to make it a touring > drift. Primarily want to drift, not race.
is it hard? Anyone point me in the right direction, can't find any videos except one bloke saying he changes his tour car to drift all the time then back again.
Hoping I haven't just bought a touring car that can't swing sideways haha

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Old 02-13-2022, 02:56 PM
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Drift car setups have now moved a long way from touring setups.

About the only things worth doing on a 4wd TC are drift wheels & tyres, and a solid rear axle (wih a diff or one-way in the front).

Most drift cars now are RWD with extreme steering geometry and weight distribution that you just can't match with a touring car. They rely on gyros for stability.
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Sell touring car and buy a drift specific chassis.
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This simple answer to make a 4wd touring chassis drift...
- Run a spool in the rear diff of the car and a normal diff in the front.
- Choose a drift tire that will be appropriate for the surface you are running on. (indoor carpets vs paved surfaces will require different tires for example)
- Have fun

The long answer is that 4wd touring car racing chassis are designed for grip racing. Things such as chassis design and weight distribution often make it much more difficult for these types of cars to want to initiate a controllable drift. That is not to say you cannot drift in these cars, but that it may require some modifications or money to turn a race car into a drift car. Also dedicated drift cars are often designed with extreme steering angles and/or camber angles that are not always easily achievable with cars with racing suspension.

If you just want a car that can "drift around" some days and a car that you can "race" other days, just focus on the tires. If you are wanting to quickly change setups of the camber or toe-in/out between drift/race, just buy a second set of adjustable links. You can have one set of tires/links for racing and a second set of drift tires/links for drifting.

One thing I might suggest if you are looking for more information is to reach out to any local rc or real drifting groups in your geographic area.

If you wan more rc specific drift information, I would suggest visiting a website such as https://forum.driftmission.com/
I have no idea how active that forum is, but there should be a least some general information that would be applicable to any r/c chassis.
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There's a tiny chance that something like the Yeah Racing TT02 RWD drift conversion kit exists for the car you picked ... or maybe Team Magic has a drift chassis that you can buy parts for that will fit... but that's a long shot. Also, you may be spending quite a bit on the parts to do the conversion. Although, throwing some plastic tires on any RC is a good time, so that's a great place to start. As is just learning to power-slide around on whatever tires the thing came with or you got on hand.

Depending on what you got under the lexan, you may be able to use the electronics and body on a different chassis. I just picked up the 3Racing Sakura D5 to build my first proper drift RC - not too pricey. Before I bought the kit, I tried converting a mid-motor RWD TC to drift, and was able to get some great drifts, but, in the end, it only served to make me want more steering angle and better control. Unfortunately, the kit I converted does not have options to increase the steering angle more than a tiny bit, so I opted to get the Sakura D5MR kit and will be converting the RWD TC back to a TC after the kit arrives and I get it built and sideways.
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