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Old 06-16-2004, 10:21 PM
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First tip, how to make drifting tires!

Easiest way is to buy some 2in PVC pipe, cut it to the correct width to fit the wheel you have chosen. Once done, you should round off the edges so it will slide more easily. Then to secure it to the wheel you can either glue it or put double sided tape on the wheel and press the tire onto the wheel.

Once I have some good pics I will post them!
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hmm oddness....

does this really aid drifting? I know most RC tends to grip a bit too well to drift properly but I cant imagine the PVC pipe would give enuff control??

also is this for the rears only or do you do this on all 4 wheels?

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All 4 wheels, and for what I have seen in videos the lack of traction is the point in using PVC tires.

Once I get my TL01 done I'll post some vids!
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I have also heard the you can use electical tape wraped around the tires to also aid in drifting. I have yet to try it but want to sometime.
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I have also heard the you can use electical tape wraped around the tires to also aid in drifting. I have yet to try it but want to sometime.
ive never drifted with my car before but i have a hpi rs4 sport2 and i just recently made tires out of pvc--will post results when i try --and yes u can use electrical tape as well
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i have tryed drifting but i have done it on need for spped under ground 2, it is really fun i might have to try it
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I'm actualy using electrical tape on my Pro3 now, works great. I been messing with driftin since last week and it's a ton of fun.


You can also use ABS pipe. It's just PVC but it's a lil softer and is black so it looks a bit more real. (rather than the white pvc tires) Also the ABS since it's a lil softer also gives a tiny bit more traction which doesn't hurt the ability to drift but aids in keeping the vehicle under control.


If you get a realy hard compound rubber tire, even on smoother concrete and blacktop surfaces you can drift. More power is needed to so usualy but it can be done.
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Cool!!! I never knew that they were making real drifting R/C cars!!! (seen in another thread from KingKobra) me and my mate use to "drift" his bearhawk years ago!! it use to be the only thing we did for quite a long time. we didn't do anything special wit the tyres (except running them bald on the back) but use to do it in the kitchen on the lino or tiles worked too!! We use to put 4 drops of washing detergent into a cup full of water and then mix it over the intire floor!!! we had so much fun running the car like this:) we use to watch the tyres get skinner and skinner as the bearhawk crawled crossed up towards us!! brings back memorys. we did it sometimes with the little Charg G cars too!! lol so much fun:)

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I have drifted on tile with a HPI sprint...tons of fun.....
PE (poly-ethylene) also works great for tires, as it is slightly softer than PVC, so you get a little (barely any, but some) traction, and still slides like anything else...
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PE ? is that that same as ABS? I know many drifters use that as well...
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could anyone post some pics or something please...sorry to sound so blonde n dumb :P but i wouldn't mind making some xD

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hmm oddness....

does this really aid drifting? I know most RC tends to grip a bit too well to drift properly but I cant imagine the PVC pipe would give enuff control??

also is this for the rears only or do you do this on all 4 wheels?


we do it on all four wheels. yes, pvc makes the car loose traction ... the solution is to use 23t or 27t motors. any motor lower than 23t will just make the car spin using pvc or abs, thats why they use drift rubber tires with these types of motors.
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Not quite true, I use a 19 turn motor and PVC tyres as I find i can balance the car better with power. Ability and practice stops the car spinning all way round, how much power you transfer is controlled by your thumbs/fingers have seen people drifting on brushless.

The drift tyres with rubber is so you can change camber so that differing amount of rubber touches tarmac to balance the grip of car, this you cannot do with pvc type tyres.
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we forgot to mention the type of tracks we ran our cars. in the type of concrete and aspalt areas me and my son practice on ... 19t will just make our pvc tires spin wildly, so using 27t motors give us more control.
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I tried electrical tape on some mini-t foams I had for my RC18T and I was able to get it into some crazy cyclones. I'll try to get some video once I get new shocks for it (rear shock shaft bent and lower cap chipped and was sitting ontop of the spring retainer instead of the bottom of the shock body, so thus I'm getting HR shocks)
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