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Old 06-27-2004, 04:39 PM
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[size=4]i was wondering what is a good rc company for drift RC cars.. considering im going to change the chasis to a toyota supra... and that its a electric not nitro car? any sugestions? im geting into RC drifting and i was jsut wondering
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ok, well i think you should first look around at rc cars. Understand them before you buy. If you want to change the BODY to a supra that is fine. The biggest factor is what your price range is. If you dont have a lot look at the tamiya TL-01. If you can afford more look at HPI, Associated, Yokohama. All of those should be fine. Look to buy more then one battery, and to have a good esc for latter use. Look on towerhobbies.com, then go to rcdrift and check out all their settings and stuff, cuz that site rocks...
Look on ebay if you have a tight budget. Ask any more questions, cuz i may have bbeen to vague.
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Old 06-27-2004, 05:24 PM
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well my price rang is about 1-2 hundred :-P but i wnan get something thats good for drifting ill researcht the companys u gave me and if i have any mroe questions ill ask thx
Old 06-27-2004, 07:06 PM
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really any car u get will drift, as long as its 4wd. Reverse is fun, so you can back outta jams. All you need is either tape or pvc piping to make your 4wd car to drift....
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Old 06-27-2004, 07:25 PM
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Default RE: whats a good rc company for drifting?

woah woah waoh its has to be 4wd? cant it be rear wheel drive? like real cars?
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Default RE: whats a good rc company for drifting?

it can be.....but 4wd is just easier to drift
Old 06-27-2004, 08:52 PM
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you will have a much better experience in 4wd imo
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Old 06-28-2004, 01:31 AM
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Default RE: whats a good rc company for drifting?

what about electric or gas? which is betteR? im thinking of getting a hpi... is that a good company? which company u guys use? or would recomemnd
Old 06-28-2004, 11:23 AM
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Default RE: whats a good rc company for drifting?

i personally do electric,so i say get an electric lol, well HPI is an awesome company. So is associated, there TC3 is awesome. Depending on were you live, the HPI rally could be the best choice, tho it is a kit. What kind of set up you want, pure speed or just drifting speed. Cuz if you get the rally it will be close, if not over the $200 prolly closer to $250. But you will have a quality car. Tamiya has fine veichles. 4tecs are good. I have only owned a tec, but now i am getting an HPI rally so i can drift and go semi off road
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i want a PURE drift car.... so i guess i should get a rally? how do i change settings and stuff? what do u mean? imma buy off ebay anyways so it'll prolly be cheaper and im thinking of buying a rally car then i wana put the calasonic skyline body from tamiya on it... will that work?
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THAT will work.
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onyl the tamiya TL-01 models in tamiya are drifters? why not like the TT-01 or the TB-02?
Old 06-30-2004, 10:26 AM
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Default RE: whats a good rc company for drifting?

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woah woah waoh its has to be 4wd? cant it be rear wheel drive? like real cars?
Well no not really, a 'real' car has most of its weight over the the front end (front engined cars that is) which means the back end can be chucked around fairly easily, whereas our cars tend to have more of a central centre of gravity which makes rear wheel drifting relatively difficult.

But, if it's got 4WD, it can be a Drifter whether it's a car, buggy or a homemade special.
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oOo.... well im pretty convinced in geting 4wd now...
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Default RE: whats a good rc company for drifting?

If i was you id get electric. lately i started to fancy yokomo drift cars, im not sure how much they cost, maybe around $200. so your using ebay? its a pretty good site to use, but do some research and find who has better prices to see if your getting your moneys worth. check the user selling the item to see thier history, if its all positive feedback from other people buying items
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yea ur right... but then im not too shure about yokomo drifting anymore... i dont think its really worth it for 200 bux plus i dont like their body options too much... if im going to buy a yokomo i mine as well spend it on a HPi Rally which can drift if u put some low traction wheels on it...
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ok, well i think you should first look around at rc cars. Understand them before you buy. If you want to change the BODY to a supra that is fine. The biggest factor is what your price range is. If you dont have a lot look at the tamiya TL-01. If you can afford more look at HPI, Associated, Yokohama. All of those should be fine. Look to buy more then one battery, and to have a good esc for latter use. Look on towerhobbies.com, then go to rcdrift and check out all their settings and stuff, cuz that site rocks...
Look on ebay if you have a tight budget. Ask any more questions, cuz i may have bbeen to vague.
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Isn't it YOKOMO??
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yea ur right... but then im not too shure about yokomo drifting anymore... i dont think its really worth it for 200 bux plus i dont like their body options too much... if im going to buy a yokomo i mine as well spend it on a HPi Rally which can drift if u put some low traction wheels on it...
What do you mean you dont like the body options???? Didn't you want a "pure" drift car???? What car did you end up with??? Yokomo just brought out 3 LICENCED D1 Drift Bodies
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ok guys u wanna see my new drifter i jsut bought off ebay?? i think its 10x better than YOKOMO TRASH :-) but i payed like 75 dollars more... should i have just bought me a yokomo kit? opinions opionions let them pour in ahah thx guys.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT (my new baby)
any tips on settings i should put it on for drifting... this guy says hes gots all the springs AE makes... now only to settle what thickness of shock fluid to use. I have a bottle of 20's but i think they're too soft
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Nice rig, but I must say it is a bit of overkill for drifting. Drifting maily relys on a set of drift tires on any 4wd car, no much tuning, if any. Atleast you'll have something to race at your local track this summer!
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i dont have any near by tracks to race at... ive only got parks and big school yards to play at. i live in san francisco and i boubt there are any places to race.
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i dont have any near by tracks to race at... ive only got parks and big school yards to play at. i live in san francisco and i boubt there are any places to race.
Off a google search.

http://www.rcracing.com/Local_Bay_Ar...Valley_287.cfm

Hopefully one of thems close to you.
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There's some creative thinking.

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can i have a link to rc drift? thanx
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ahyaha waht do u mean? cant u just drift at a normal RC Track?

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