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Old 06-26-2004, 05:03 PM
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Default PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

Hey, I'm a bit new to this forum...Considering I'm only around on Micro/Mini Forums, but for the few that know me, i have a beefed up mini-T, some spare rims, and some perfectly fitting PVC Tires..

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2029/Drift1.jpg

I put them on the rim, grinded some tread into it, but I just sit there and have no grip at all.

I know its RWD, that wont stop me. My question is, what do you 1/10th and 1/18th Drifters do to add grip to PVC?

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Old 06-26-2004, 09:25 PM
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

a lot of the 1/10 car are 4wd so even if the rear tires spin the front are hooking up or u should use abs pipe if you can find it
Old 06-26-2004, 09:26 PM
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take the pvc off the front tires
Old 06-27-2004, 04:15 AM
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use black tape instead on ur MT. its more grippy but will still slide you
Old 06-27-2004, 04:28 AM
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

Even on 1/10 scale sedans there is no grip when you use the PVC tires like that. I think it is fun to drive.

Put a single string of electric tape down the center of the pipe and see if that give you what you and since the MiniT is rear wheel drive take off the PVC on the front.
Old 06-30-2004, 03:30 PM
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

what r these pvc tires i here about??
Old 06-30-2004, 03:49 PM
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

People use pvc as tires and it helps make their cars drift easier.......




you make them yourself out of 2" diameter pvc pipe

or if your too lazy:

go on ebay a search for ones people already made

here is one item number:
5906876283

BUT its cheaper just to make them yourself
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

get new rimsthat are alot narrower than that and make tires for that or make the whole wheel out of PVC (but narrower). Ive seen it before.
Old 07-05-2004, 08:59 PM
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that looks cool, i might try that with my jackrabbit, except its 1/4 scale
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

heh. i have a Tamiya Falcon.. Its rwd. im runnin a Team Orions 19x2 Rush on it, I put abs on the back and elec. tape on the front. it still spins out. u think wrapping 5 turns or seomthin of elect tape on both side on the middle will help me drift it??
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Considering the whole idea is to be controlled yet have as little traction as possible, I probably wouldn't use the tape, just the abs. RWD is a bit more difficult to pull off than the 4wd cars, you just have to practice the throttle control and you'll master it in no time Too much gas=spins out...not enough gas=normal driving car lol
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

The prob with RWD rc Drifters is the weight distro, on a full size car most of the weight is over the front wheels, not so on our rc cars, that's why it's more difficult

This link shows you [link=http://rc-drift.com/index.php/topic,62.0]how to make ABS or PVC drift tires[/link]
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

The prob with RWD rc Drifters is the weight distro, on a full size car most of the weight is over the front wheels, not so on our rc cars, that's why it's more difficult

This link shows you how to make ABS or PVC drift tires
even though thats not the right kind of pipe. it still shows how to do it
Old 07-31-2004, 11:55 AM
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

U say it's rear wheel drive? A little weight over the back would add some traction. Or you could do the electrical tape trick. I think that would be the best for a rwd truck. But really, a 4wd car is best, as they mentioned above...
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Default RE: PVC Grip...Just Burnouts

ORIGINAL: HPIRS4-3SS

even though thats not the right kind of pipe. it still shows how to do it
Who says it's not the right kind of pipe, it works great

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