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Old 10-10-2008, 02:44 PM
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Default Looking for a pretty cheap Drifter.

Hey guys i want to try drifting. I have a TC5 i race and on the hard wood floors i can drift but it grips to well on pavement. Im looking at the TT-01D but want to know if there is any thing better around that price range? I dont want to drif the TC5 because I race it and its not really meant for drifting (although you CAN drift any rc car/truck you wish to)... Also what are the differences in drift tires, i see like different tread, no tread, different compounds what is best??
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Default RE: Looking for a pretty cheap Drifter.

I think the HPI E10 is a decent cheap drifter, I do have the TT-01 that I turned into a drifter. The tires depend on the surface.
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thnks druss ill give that one a look! I really like the Trueno body, looks mad cool!
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I would go with the sprint 2. Nice price and makes for a great drift car right out of the box. Modding a little really helps out with making it even easier to drift. Plus alot of the modds you don't have to spend money on if you do it yourself.
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Default RE: Looking for a pretty cheap Drifter.

I like the sprint 2 also. I think I might get that! What turn motor? 27T??? Looking at the Trinity Mystery Stock Pro 27T brushed motor. Or the Reedy Stockstar 27T Stock Motor, but it says 24 degree what does that mean? Thanks guys!

Also what size pinion? It has a 87 tooth spur.
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Default RE: Looking for a pretty cheap Drifter.

Mine came with a 15T but now have a 27T. Just get some abs pipe and cut your own tires and go with that.. Trust me that will be enough to make it drift with easy. Make sure to cut the back of the diff. plate out so rocks don't get stuck in there and shew up your belt. Also while there lock the rear up for better kick out drifting..
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thanks MT boy Im looking at some sushi's for tires what do you think?
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I hear they are good and cheap if you look on ebay. 3 sets for $10. Cant beat that other then making your own.. I bought abs pipe, got 10 ft. for $5 and can make a crap load...lol
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i'd do that but by the time i drive to the hardware store i minus well buy them online []
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Default RE: Looking for a pretty cheap Drifter.

you wont regret the sushi drift tires

They are great and they give you so many.

I switched my wheels and tire to 'Yeah Racing' because the tires were already on the rim. The edges on the tire are not rounded like the sushi drift so the grip trys to grab the surface kind of making any long drifts worthless. So I switched back to sushi.

Maybe I'm just used to them.

Hpi makes good products, but don't bother with the e10 for another year.

Tamiya also makes a TT01D which is built for Drift and slightly cheaper that the Sprint 2 Drift

For Drifting you can loose with the TT01, great value, easy to maintain, Easy to upgrade, and fun to bash because its strong.

If you really want to spend some Money, HPI has the Sprint 2 Flux which is bad***** with tons of power. It'll keep running like a monster as long as you have batteries for it.
Unlike my non Brushless TT01 that needs a cool down time between runs.
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Default RE: Looking for a pretty cheap Drifter.

My HPI E10 with metall alloy shaft is definitly comparable to my TT-o1D with allow shaft. I like the front mounting of the engine on the E-10 for better traction and steering during a drift.

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