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Old 01-18-2007, 02:21 PM
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I am looking for a drifter I am new to this and I don’t know what are some good features I read a lot of people have the tt-01 and that’s a good car but how does it compare to a 05? do i need oil filled shocks? is belt better than shaft? I found plenty cars on tower hobbies but don’t know what’s better for example what’s the difference between this or this what about other barands or a kit I do have this 17x2 motor that i read would work with a drifter but i dont have a speed controll or a reciever if you had 300 what would you spend it on

Thanks in advance

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i would go on ebay and buy a tt-01 with alimuium drive shaft and a set of drift tyres withe some ball bearings and maybe a better motor and batterieshope this helps!
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How about a drift car for less than $$150.00
Tamiya tt01 d spec Subaru
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It Really Depends on what you want your Drifter to do,Where You intend on Running it and are you gonna be happy...

I Do have to agree with pratty350 Z and Say go with a TT-01 with an Alloy propshaft and Ball Bearing kit.
The TT-01 is a Well proven drift Chassis and for the money , it s hard to beat.

As Far as Belt VS Shaft, it depends where your going to be drifting?

If Just car park meets and foot path Drifting then a Shaft like the TT-01 is Ideal
If Your looking at more Prepped surfaces like a Netball, Tennis or Basket ball court or A Track then a Belt is going to be the way to go..

To Run the 17x2T you will need at least a 15T ESC and in Drift it helps to have an ESC with Reverse..
Look at the M-Troniks range at the RV11 Viper...
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I've just started my RC experience, so have been through the same situation. But still aint drifting yet. I've gone for a TT-01, I heard they're great beginner cars and also are fine for drifting, all you need from stock is some tyres but ofc if you hop it up you can increase drifting performance.

Good luck and i'd got tt-01 if I were you.

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Youc ould try one of these too. what equipment do you already have? batteries and charger? remote?
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Bayou has a lot I think...
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tt01s are perfect. Im saving allowance to get me a playmate for my tt01, either a ta04 or ta03. only money can decide
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Youc ould try one of these too. what equipment do you already have? batteries and charger? remote?
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yes TT 01's are perfect for drifting, with the right components they set up nice and make for amazing handling cars!
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even bone stock theyre impressive.
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even bone stock theyre impressive.
Yes Bone Stock they are impressive for the money

A TT-01 can be hopped up to an unreal level but not necessary

Only things needed to turn a TT-01 from a Great Drifter to a Unreal Drifter is Alloy Prop shaft,Ball bearings, Oil Filled Shocks, 17x2T LRP GT3 Motor and a RCLINE no limit Reverse ESC..

All this can be done for the Price of a Yokomo Drift kit

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tt-01 is great for start. you will need some ups such as what everyone states, alu. shaft. you could go with a belt even if you where in a parking lot. you just have to check the belt after your run each time. I am between a sprint 2 and a tt-01 myself. It all comes down to how much do you want to keep an eye out for rocks. if you don't want to check as oftin go tt-01 but if you want, as I think of it, a chalenge go belt. just know that the belts cost a little pocket change to replace. GL
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NO NO NO

you wanna spend money on a drifter right?

spend it on me then, im a drifter...................

get a ta03 with all the hop ups you can find!!!! www.asiatees.com, still has alo of stock
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TA03 isnt the Be all and end all of RC Drift Chassis..

No doubt it is a fine chassis but parts are becoming Harder to get..

I own a TT-01 and HPI Sprint2 and love both..

I did have a TA-04S but didnt like it..So Sold it for the Sprint2 and havent looked back

The TT-01 has brilliant Acceleration off the line and pulls nicely out of corners..

The Sprint 2 feels more balanced then the TT-01 but Rear belts are easy to strip. So I use the Sprint 2 on prepped Surfaces and the TT-01 for carpark meets..

I love both Equally..
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The TA03 might not be the be all and end all but it IS the best drift chassis ever made, have a look around and see who is buying and running TA03f's, the people in the know, thats who, they are banned from D1RC uk because everyone is scared of them, its about time someone else made another front motor mount.
Theres not as many parts out there as say my TA05, but you can keep an 03f running and hop it up without too much trouble, you just need to know where to go, dont be put off.

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as Ive said to you "thats your personal preference"
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TA03 isnt the Be all and end all of RC Drift Chassis..

No doubt it is a fine chassis but parts are becoming Harder to get..

I own a TT-01 and HPI Sprint2 and love both..

I did have a TA-04S but didnt like it..So Sold it for the Sprint2 and havent looked back

The TT-01 has brilliant Acceleration off the line and pulls nicely out of corners..

The Sprint 2 feels more balanced then the TT-01 but Rear belts are easy to strip. So I use the Sprint 2 on prepped Surfaces and the TT-01 for carpark meets..

I love both Equally..
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I have my doubts about the ta03 being "the best drifter". So what if the motor is in the front pftt!! so what? does that make the rear very light and easy to swing out? the same effect can be achieved by changing the spring rate in the rear dampers and addind a ton of preload to them. That will make your rear feel very light even if it isn't. I bet a ta05 is a beter drifter. Mid mount motor has more of an advange of making the car feel more netural or "balanced".
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have you even researched on the ta03? because a lot of people say they have their "Doubts" about such and such, and only go by what people say here
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"To each his own" Im sure there are experts that drft tl01 and swear about it. there isnt no be all and end all of an rc chassis, unless youre a beginner because thats all some experts here recommend for your "Budget"
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TA03 isnt the Be all and end all of RC Drift Chassis..

No doubt it is a fine chassis but parts are becoming Harder to get..

I own a TT-01 and HPI Sprint2 and love both..

I did have a TA-04S but didnt like it..So Sold it for the Sprint2 and havent looked back

The TT-01 has brilliant Acceleration off the line and pulls nicely out of corners..

The Sprint 2 feels more balanced then the TT-01 but Rear belts are easy to strip. So I use the Sprint 2 on prepped Surfaces and the TT-01 for carpark meets..

I love both Equally..
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I assume you "THINK" the ta05 drifts better. And I doubt you did your research and one last one, do you even own a ta05 to be talkin about one? or do you go by what magnat says, then take that and run with it? thats why Im one of the experts on this forum. I did my research, now do yours.
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I have my doubts about the ta03 being "the best drifter". So what if the motor is in the front pftt!! so what? does that make the rear very light and easy to swing out? the same effect can be achieved by changing the spring rate in the rear dampers and addind a ton of preload to them. That will make your rear feel very light even if it isn't. I bet a ta05 is a beter drifter. Mid mount motor has more of an advange of making the car feel more netural or "balanced".
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I have a TA05 with a load of weight stuck to the front bumper, im waiting for a rear spool to make a proper comparison but as it is my TA03f is by far the better drifter, the weight distribution is perfect and the inefficient drivetrain really drags you into the bends.

As a bit of a tip, dont make comparisons between chassis unless you have actually owned or driven them!
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The TA-05 Drifted Just fine... Why would you need a weighted Front end?

A Well Balanced car is easier to drift then one that is front Heavy?

My HPI Sprint 2 is a Dream to Drift.. and Damned good to race with aswell..
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Personal Preference magnat. youve been preachin this to us when I was a noob.
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A Well Balanced car is easier to drift then one that is front Heavy?

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Once you have drifted a well set up 03f you will understand why you would want to stick some weight over the front end of an 05, I honestly believe little can compare to an 03f, its not really just personal preference either, have a look round the globe!!
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so I want to know how a ta03r setup drifts compared to a ta03F

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