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Old 08-18-2007, 05:02 PM
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I know this is the Sav forum but as a Sav owner to fellow Sav owners, I thought I would ask if any of you guys have tried drifting?...I recently gave it a go and crikey its fun, and really teaches you about car control!
During the winter (yup its winter WAY down here...) theres drifting in undercover carparks, and its starting to get a good following.
Heres a link to a vid I made the other day (its nice and short at 2 mins something) of the racing that goes on around my parts.

During the summer its outdoor drifting with the nitros...

Oh and yea...I got me a Tamiya TT-01 the next day after trying it out...

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz3zMW_upxc]RC DRIFT[/link]
Old 08-18-2007, 05:05 PM
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WOW nice!!

Is it easy to drift??

I wouldn't mind trying it but I'd end up just crashing
Old 08-18-2007, 05:13 PM
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Its not easy at first, and thats half the fun because it takes skill to be really good. Dont worry about crashing, the beauty of drifting is that the speeds are not insane so breakages are few and far between...its all about control...
Old 08-18-2007, 07:09 PM
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Default RE: Drifting

that looks like fun. i'd have to start with 4wd to get a good grip on it.

with a savage i'd be willing to guess you want it low with not a lot of roll so it wont flip. there is a swaybar kit out there for the savage i think, you can lower the truck via suspension, and maybe look into some street tires or maybe the Panther slick tires:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXNPN5&P=ML
http://www.rcninja.com/index.php?mai...ducts_id=23786
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looks insanely fun tho i wouldnt want to do it on an oval track like that
Old 08-18-2007, 10:26 PM
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that looks like fun. i'd have to start with 4wd to get a good grip on it.

with a savage i'd be willing to guess you want it low with not a lot of roll so it wont flip. there is a swaybar kit out there for the savage i think, you can lower the truck via suspension, and maybe look into some street tires or maybe the Panther slick tires:
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXNPN5&P=ML
http://www.rcninja.com/index.php?mai...ducts_id=23786
The tyres most guys are using are actually 50mm alcathene or ABS pipe cut down to about 25mm wide and its just glued on the rims. All the ones in the video are 4wd, I dont think many people run 2wd cars...
So there is no way street tyres would work on the Sav...way too much grip...[:-] to drift you need very little.
Old 08-19-2007, 01:54 AM
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What if you put some PVC or ABS pipe on the Savage tyres?
Old 08-19-2007, 02:51 AM
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Default RE: Drifting

Thats what we do when we drift our cars.

Take a rim, match up some pvc pipe. Cut it down, glue it, and run it!

Works well on teh cars i use it on
Old 08-19-2007, 08:25 AM
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I dunno, you might get away with the panter slicks as mentioned a few posts back, the savage may have enough horse power to wheelspin those if you're on a smooth road. I'd probably suggest PVC pipe glued to the rims though.
I've drifted my RS4 rally with new road tyre in the wet that was great fun, wet paving slabs are so easy to drift on
Also drifted my Firestorm in the rain on concrete, I put HPI v-groove on all 4 corners, they give more grip to the front to reduce understeer and they remove grip from the rear to allow the back to drift... drifting from a 2wd nitro truck [X(]

The key to making your car drift is friction, the less you've got the more chance you've got of drifting.
Lower friction by:
a) harder rubber
b) smoother road surface
c) more torque (creates wheel spin)

I'd love to see someone drifting a savage
Old 08-19-2007, 11:07 AM
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I once drifted my daily basher Savage with Dirt Bonz tires and D30M engine...on wet concrete!

That would be fun, taking a Savage, making custom wheels with PVC, and drifting it about on the street! Whould it be praactical or even good for the engine? I dont know.
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I once drifted my daily basher Savage with Dirt Bonz tires and D30M engine...on wet concrete!

That would be fun, taking a Savage, making custom wheels with PVC, and drifting it about on the street! Whould it be praactical or even good for the engine? I dont know.
Well they drift with nitro on road, so the engine will be fine, although it may wear quicker maybe as the revs may be higher for longer periods...
Old 08-19-2007, 07:57 PM
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its hard on the diffs and tranny as well
Old 08-19-2007, 08:26 PM
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I madea set of drift tires up once. I used a set of stock HPI Savage SS rims and mounted up some PVC (co;dn't find any ABS at the time). It was a hoot to drive the trucks with those wheels. It was very hard on the transmission of my T-Maxx though. Of course that could have benn because of some of the stupid stuff I did with it. You can actually get them to spin in place, on two wheels and tap dance between those two. Here's a pic of the T-Maxx with them on.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:06 PM
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LOL! That is way funny! I wonder if a Savage would look just as silly?

Aside from fuuny looks, how does it handles once you break traction?
Old 08-19-2007, 09:13 PM
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I madea set of drift tires up once. I used a set of stock HPI Savage SS rims and mounted up some PVC (co;dn't find any ABS at the time). It was a hoot to drive the trucks with those wheels. It was very hard on the transmission of my T-Maxx though. Of course that could have benn because of some of the stupid stuff I did with it. You can actually get them to spin in place, on two wheels and tap dance between those two. Here's a pic of the T-Maxx with them on.
lol, so how does it drift??? I was talking to a friend with an 18b and he has a pair of worn down stock tires, I told him to take some oil, rub it on there, and try drifting, think this wacky idea would work or not???
Old 08-20-2007, 12:43 AM
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Do those cars have the drift kit on them?
I been on the race track with my savage and road rage tires OFNA 32 I can break it loose no problem but I cant control it .
I know hpi make a drift kit..to help the cars from spinning out....wonder if that would work on a savage?
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Do those cars have the drift kit on them?
I been on the race track with my savage and road rage tires OFNA 32 I can break it loose no problem but I cant control it .
I know hpi make a drift kit..to help the cars from spinning out....wonder if that would work on a savage?
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Probably the "D-Box" would work on a savage. They sell it as an option part for almost all HPI cars.
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LOL! That is way funny! I wonder if a Savage would look just as silly?

Aside from fuuny looks, how does it handles once you break traction?
Sillier, it's a bigger truck and those are tiny wheels.
Old 08-24-2007, 09:40 PM
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Default RE: Drifting

i sh*t u not ive actually gottin my savage to drift on polished concretebut i was on stock tires at the time i aint got it to work but a time or 2 but it can be done lol

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