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Old 01-17-2009, 10:58 PM
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I just traded with a guy and got this drifter:

Yokomo SSG SD (4 wheel drive)
Novak 6.5R with GTB ESC
Spektrum DX3
Several pairs of tire (hard plastic, foam, smooth rubber, rubber with tread)
About to get a 3200mah 7.4v lipo but now use 7.2v 2400mah nimh


I thought only rear wheel drive cars could drift, I took the car out today with Plastic (PVC) wheels and I couldn't get it to drift. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to post a video? What do I need to change?

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Old 01-18-2009, 03:18 AM
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Default RE: Drifter Help!!!

That sounds like a pretty good car.
In the R/C world, only AWD cars can drift (as far as we know), but in the "real world, RWD is the primary drifter)
I suggest using ABS plastic (black plastic), rather than PVC (white plastic) (better traction, less spinning out! )
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Yeah I locked the rear diff and I put on some plastic rings, now it is very easy to drift.
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first check the wheels, make sure they spin in the same direction
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ORIGINAL: djangomangalam

Yeah I locked the rear diff and I put on some plastic rings, now it is very easy to drift.
Try and find a one-way diff for the front. They're a little expensive, but it gives your car an "e-brake" effect when you start into a corner. On larger tracks, I usually try and use locked diffs in the front (not the one way) and rear, because sometimes my one way puts me too sideways to complete longer sweeps. The one-way will help with tight technical track set ups.

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so a 4wd car is the only way to go if u want to go sideways or drift
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In Short Yes..

AWD is needed... The Front Wheels counter act inertia causing the car to spin....
take drive away from the fronts and the car will just spin...

So AWD is needed to go slideways...

So the Fronts pull the car in the direction of the slide and the rears kick the tail out...

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