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Old 11-13-2013, 01:44 AM
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eunique
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Originally Posted by jlavador View Post
waiting on the alum pulleys and a few other alum parts that I ordered. What Tires do you guys recommend, the stock ones feel like im driving on ice, maybe that's just how its suppose to be. I like how they spark though its cool looking.
I was running T drifts for a while and they worked pretty decent...but now I mostly use Raikou's. they are great drift tires and fairly good price.


Originally Posted by Erasus View Post
Depends on what surface you drift on and what kind of slipperyness (is that even a word??) you want I guess. A lot of people recommend HPI T-Drift tires for general purpose, both on carpet and on smooth to rough concrete. Also Yokomo seems to be a rather common choice for tires.
Tamiya super driftech tires also seem to be quite common, though they are 24mm.
I dont have any experience with all of these though because I still am an absolute beginner and the price tag of most "PRO" tire sets is a bit too high for my taste for gettting the general hang of drifting.

I personally use self made tires made of PE tubing. I think it is either PE90 or PE100 tubing, which translates into hard tires. I chew through tires at an alarming rate (smooth, not polished conrete in a skate park) and buying them is just too expensive for me. I am paying ~5 bucks per set (4), opposed to most aftermarket tire sets for 10 bucks up. It adds up q uickly when you are wasting tires like me.

I recon you might want to use some medium to soft tires (no rubber!), since you say the stock tires are too slippery for your taste. Also for beginners I would try to get cheap tires until you get the hang of drifting and can start to fine tune your car to your likings.

My tires tend to spin on the rims and I do not know how to stop them from doing so. Tried superglue but aside from making an absolute mess, they still move on the rims. Has anyone an idea how to fix that? Was thinking about putting some rubber O rings between rims and tires?

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Era
The Raikou's last quite a while and they work good for all types of surfaces. I have not actually replaced a set yet.
You can get them at raikoudrifttires.com

They also sell the rubber o-rings to make the tires stay on the rim. No super glue required.
Some people also use some foam wrapped with electrical tape to build enough thickness to give pressure against the rim and tires. I have personally not used that method. I use the o-rings and am happy with them.
Once in a great while, a tire might get pushed out of position. I just reposition it back onto proper alignment on the rim. Not a big problem and easy to do.

Originally Posted by Erasus View Post
Can someone like MacGyuver or eunique elobarate on this a bit more? Perhaps with some pictures, pointing to the main features of those KPI-able knuckles as opposed to the stock ones?
The stock knuckles are not KPI-able since the lower part is connected to the arm via a pin. In the KPI mod, you need the top and bottom of the knuckles to be linked by a ball cup so that you are able to vary the pick up points between the top and bottom, thus allowing you an "offset kingpin."

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