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Old 08-27-2007, 03:59 PM
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Default Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

My LHS is going to start having "Drifting Racing" at their indoor carpet track. I was wondering what tires would work well for this? It just seems that PVC or ABS would slide way to much on carpet.

Also, right now I have a FT TC4 set up for drifting, but I am thinking about making this my 1/10 scale sedan racing car. Since a new racer is more expensive then a drifter. I am considering to get a TT-01D as a replacement. Now I know this is a step down, but is it not still a good car? I am totally serious into drifting, so I do not want to sepnd much more money then that. I also like the TT-01D becuase my LHS has tons of parts for it. Is there anything else I should consider?

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Old 08-28-2007, 12:55 AM
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

if u are set on going with ur fttc4 as a racer i would recommend the cyclone s over the tt01. the cyclone has a very smooth drivetrain and is extremely well balanced so it makes an excellent drifter. tt01 is not by any means a bad car but it is like the civic of rc cars.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:21 PM
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

yeah the tt01 is a good drifter but it feels "crude" compared my losi xxx-s. the plastic components of the tt01 seems bulky, but it still a good car.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:51 PM
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

If you like tamiya, get a TA05. Really well balanced drifter. In my opinion best chassis for drifting at the moment. I have a TC3 had a TT01 and an a Himoto and recently bought a TA05.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:22 PM
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

Ok, ok, ok... I get it... no TT-01 for me. I think I will get the Cyclone-S Drifter instead. This looks like a great setup. I like the TA05, but it is a little pricey for me.

Now on to my other question, does anyone know what tires to use for carpet drifting? Or am I going to have to buy one of every pair and try it out myslef?
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

We drift on carpet and carpet has ALOT of traction. You'd want to stick to ABS on it. Go with a harder suspension than you would on asphalt so you can get longer and better drifts.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:56 PM
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We drift on carpet and carpet has ALOT of traction. You'd want to stick to ABS on it. Go with a harder suspension than you would on asphalt so you can get longer and better drifts.
Thanks for the great tip!
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:00 AM
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

OK. Well I thought I would update everybody on what I ended up doing. I decided to keep my Factory TC4 for drifting. It is really a awesome drifter and lots of other people think so too so I am going to keep it. I am probaly going to end up getting a TC5 as a racer anyways.

I am going to go all out on my drifter for now though. With a Yoko body w/ lights and better eletronics. I was wondering about the "drifting motors" I see on ebay, like the Orion 19 turn. Are these good choices?
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

For carpet i wouldn't use PVC/ABS i would really use soem real drifting tires bacause the PVC/ABS tend to get stuck in the capet and flip the car

if not rounded properly, So spend some cash and go!
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

I would think carpet would give you a bit more traction so i would go with pvc instead of rubber as rubber heats up quicker and becomes stickier faster than pvc give it a try and let us know how it goes tho [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:30 PM
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Default RE: Indoor Carpet Drifting.... I got some questions

You are in Reno and you have an indoor carpet track! I am in Las Vegas and I can't even find any track yet!

I have a TT-01 it really isn't balanced and needs A LOT of hop-ups to get it tight. I am considering using Lipo batteries to help it balance.

For a well rounded ABS tire you can find them on eBay ex.: http://cgi.ebay.com/12-Sushi-DRIFT-D...QQcmdZViewItem

The Orion Method R (Double Ball Bearings) 19T would be great for drifting at a low cost, if just I can find one in stock somewhere...

Good luck on the TC4 Drifter / TC5 Racer, Awesome Setup!
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