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Old 01-29-2007, 08:41 AM
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My nissan normally drifts very well, but I made a change of front tires this noon. The tires up front are standard grip tires and the rear tires are drifting tires from Falken. Now,whenever I want to drift, the rear slip to hard. Anybody has a solution?
Old 01-29-2007, 10:30 AM
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i dont generaly drift myself but if its awd ull need even grip on all four tires.

if its rwd then just give up

unless ure on about 1:1 scale in wich case im clueless...
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if this is for a real car. i would switch the front to the rear. by the way what kind of falken tires are you running?
Old 01-29-2007, 01:33 PM
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Sounds like a 1:1 question being that it's Falken. In which case, Falken tires are made specifically for drift. I'm assuming that this the first time you've used actual drift spec tires. If so, I would recommend that you take them off and swtich back to regular tires until you gain better car control. Once you're in control of your car, the Falken d series tires will only help. It will make it easier to break traction and allow a longer drift with more angle (assuming you do the same thing you did on regular tires).
However, slipping "too hard" may not be a tire issue. Your suspension may not be dialed in. Also, do you have an LSD installed. How are you initiating your drift? It could just be in the technique.
To be honest, with "slipping too hard", there's a TON of things it could be. However, if you weren't having this problem before the tires went on, and nothing else has changed, I'd assume it to be driver error. In which case, you just need to get used to how the car feels with drift spec tires on it. Another thing, Falken drift tires aren't made for dd use. so, if you're driving them to work, school, store, etc...I wouldn't. That's not their intended purpose and you can be at risk.
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Ooooooooookay. So, 1) falken doesn't make drift tires in 1:10 spec. 2) if you indeed have a drift car for r/c (which I'm doubting), if it's not 4wd, it's not going to drift. It's just going to slide out. 3) whatever you do to the front, do to the back.
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Default RE: Little drift problem (tires)

Sensei5 Drives a RWD Nikko Toy and Expects to slide like the Big Boys..

He has been Plugging his Toy in about 4 Different Posts I can Count..



Its a Toy..

Think of it as a Tyco Drifti king only at Least Tyco made theres AWD..

Thats Sensei5's Biggest Problem.. He is Trying to Drift a RWD Toy


Sell it and buy a TT-01 then you will be able to Drift at Will..
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ORIGINAL: magnat

Sensei5 Drives a RWD Nikko Toy and Expects to slide like the Big Boys..

He has been Plugging his Toy in about 4 Different Posts I can Count..

Its a Toy..

Think of it as a Tyco Drifti king only at Least Tyco made theres AWD..

Thats Sensei5's Biggest Problem.. He is Trying to Drift a RWD Toy


Sell it and buy a TT-01 then you will be able to Drift at Will..
Almost like RC Freak (no offence). At least RC Freak wants a decent car and not a toy

Haha, that must have been a bad competition for Sensei to come 15th of 100+ with a Nikko RWD >_>

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