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Old 05-25-2004, 07:42 AM
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Im thining of switching from Yokomo tires, to PVC piping, simply bc they seem more durable that the drift rings. When putting on the pvc, does it go around the rims and tires, or just the rims? Also, how strong is it....what would be a good way to cut it into small pieces? Thanks.
Old 05-25-2004, 09:34 AM
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I found this pic in athread somewhere on this forum. It looks as the pipe just slides right over the tyres.

[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/52531/Kf14014.jpg[/link]
Old 05-25-2004, 05:49 PM
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Thanks for the help!
Old 05-26-2004, 02:36 PM
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Use ABS pipe, its black, looks better (almost like a normal tire). And yes, 2" ABD pipe slides right onto 26mm wheels.

My understanding with the yokomo drift tires is that they aloow you a finer degree of control, and more speed. I've got a set on order, just to give them a try, but when they wear out I suspect I will go back to my ABS tires.
Old 05-26-2004, 04:08 PM
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How much does ABS piping go for...im on a limitted budget now
Old 05-26-2004, 07:26 PM
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I don't remember what i spent, the shortest length they had when I went to home depot was 8 feet, and I think I paid maybe $10. You'll want a hacksaw too, that'll probably cost another $10. The ABS tires should last forever, pretty much, and even if you do wear them out, you can make 14 complete sets (56 tires) from a 6 foot piece of pipe
Old 05-28-2004, 06:07 PM
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I got my PVC for $1.29...Now that I see it and how it works, this is a MUCH better alternative than the Yokomo drift tires. Very easy to do, and very cost efficient. Here is what it looks like. It came white, but I painted it black with Pactra paint, with the hope that the paint will last a little bit longer. No expectations for that though.
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:15 PM
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that looks awesome........nice job.....we should do a comparison between abs, pvc, and a rubberized tube to see which one works best
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that looks awesome........nice job.....we should do a comparison between abs, pvc, and a rubberized tube to see which one works best
ABS is a somewhat softer plastic than PVC. Its seems to grip slightly better (although neither grips well at all) and I've noticed that ABS doesn't seems to chip along the edges of the tires like PVC does. ABS also has the added benefit of being black to begin with, so it always looks like a tire!
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forgot to mention, I'm with you on the rubberized tube thing, I've been scouting around at wal-mart and target for something softer than ABS but harder than rubber tires that might work. Seems that hard plastic is a little too hard, I'd like more speed and better steering response on turn-in.
Old 05-28-2004, 06:29 PM
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i might test out this rubber tube i had on the filler neck of my mustang its stiff as heck AND black........i have two different ones so ill let u guys know how it works
Old 05-28-2004, 07:17 PM
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Thanks for the compliments...The PVC works better than i could have asked, but I would still like to hear how the ABS is working out for others.
Old 05-28-2004, 08:01 PM
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I want to get into on road and drifting and I wanted to know, what car should I get, for CHEAP, I'm on a budget. So maybe I could get a roller on here for a trade or cheap?

I have a Kyosho Optima Mid SE w/ on road tires, could I slip some ABS onto some rims and just use them as tires or is there a special way I need to do it? I have about $40-$60 to play around with and get something for cheap.... then there is always Ebay....
Old 05-29-2004, 09:51 AM
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I have an Optima sitting on a shelf that I thought about turning into a drifter but the chain is missing a link. When I was looking at it I remembered I have another 4wd that I *think* is an Optima. At least that's what the guy who left it at my house about 14 years ago called it. Did they make an on road version of the Optima with a belt drive?
Old 05-29-2004, 11:31 AM
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my car couldnt break the rubber pipe loose......too heavy......also.....i need more power and my steering is starting to jam....time for a new car......
Old 06-04-2004, 05:22 PM
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Wait, so whats better PVC or ABS? Whats the diameter of the pipe?
Old 06-15-2004, 02:56 AM
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There is two differnt types of pvc, pressurised pvc and normal pvc. The pressurised type is slightly thicker so it takes more abuse and lasts longer but is a litlle more expensive.I know the pvc pipe is 50mm but im from Australia so i guess its just 2inch pipe?
Old 06-15-2004, 03:31 PM
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A 2.2" wheel WILL go into a 50mm bore PVC pipe - with a big helping of brute force, and then you'll still have to run some superglue round one edge because tight as the fit is (1mm interference!) the rings do slide off.
Old 07-15-2004, 10:43 AM
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wuts abs stand for?? is it better then pvc?
Old 07-15-2004, 11:27 AM
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Does anyone know what the size of pvc pipe i should get for a micro rs4?? PLZ tell me

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