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Old 02-10-2010, 11:49 PM
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ive heard about home made pvc drift tires, what exactly is this all about?

i picked up an electric 4-tec from a friend for free that im going to start goofing around with until my sprint flux gets here. ive already bought a few sets of wheels but as for tires im still undecided. i plan to run the flux on 2s lipo. im assuming it wont have a problem getting sideways after a little tweaking.

any advise is appreciated
Old 02-11-2010, 05:26 AM
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those homemade PVC tires are just about the cheapest way to get into the drift scene, they are for slow paced drifters or begginners, the flux system you will need alot of practice or some A-drift tires from HPI which run about $20 a set of 4. the flux system is about a 9turn motor to much speed for a begginner and PVC tires. If you going to use PVC tires 17t, 19t or even the silver can motor will drift with those tires without a problem. here's a link to my drifter using the mamba max 5700. follow the red car

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Old 02-11-2010, 10:21 PM
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ORIGINAL: SIRCC

those homemade PVC tires are just about the cheapest way to get into the drift scene, they are for slow paced drifters or begginners, the flux system you will need alot of practice or some A-drift tires from HPI which run about $20 a set of 4. the flux system is about a 9turn motor to much speed for a begginner and PVC tires. If you going to use PVC tires 17t, 19t or even the silver can motor will drift with those tires without a problem. here's a link to my drifter using the mamba max 5700. follow the red car

[link]http://sirccc.com[/link]


well the flux hasnt come yet, im cutting my teeth so to speak with this 4-tec i picked up. it has a 19 turn motor in it at the moment.

i was more interested in what material to buy and how to make these tires so that i can get started learning how to drift
Old 02-11-2010, 10:36 PM
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HPI T drift tires
Old 02-11-2010, 11:38 PM
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All you need is some rims. Take them to your local hardware store and look for pvc or abs pipe that will fit snuggly over the wheels. Then cut it the width of the rim and glue it in place. Or you can take some regular tires and wrap them in electrical tape.
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All you need is some rims. Take them to your local hardware store and look for pvc or abs pipe that will fit snuggly over the wheels. Then cut it the width of the rim and glue it in place. Or you can take some regular tires and wrap them in electrical tape.

thats what i wanted to know, thanks for the help
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It takes alot of skill to slide on a set of PVC tyres with any sort of real control..


I would be looking at Home Made ABS tyres (Black Polypipe as opposed to white PVC)
The black polypipe offers a little bit more grip then white PVC and gives more of a authentic look then seeing a set of rims wrapped with white pipe..

Electrical tape wrapped around a stock radial is a good way to get drifting straight away but the tape needs a dead smooth surface and with brushless I doubt would last more then 5 minutes...
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 +1   HPI #4406 T Drift Tires.....

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It takes alot of skill to slide on a set of PVC tyres with any sort of real control..


I would be looking at Home Made ABS tyres (Black Polypipe as opposed to white PVC)
The black polypipe offers a little bit more grip then white PVC and gives more of a authentic look then seeing a set of rims wrapped with white pipe..

Electrical tape wrapped around a stock radial is a good way to get drifting straight away but the tape needs a dead smooth surface and with brushless I doubt would last more then 5 minutes...





i wasnt about to put white pvc pipe on my car lol. i knew pvc and cpvc came in other colors so i assumed the black was pvc also. i will have to ask for poly pipe. thanks for the added insite
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You're looking for 2 inch diameter ABS piping.


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