View Full Version : new to this need help

06-28-2004, 10:18 PM
ive seen some videos on this and I'm very interested on buying a r/c car to drift with around the neighborhood. I was wondering if theres anywhere that sell kits that are already built so i can just open it up and drift with?

06-28-2004, 10:27 PM
yokomo offers a drift KIT-its not RTR outta the box-it comes unassembled


06-28-2004, 10:39 PM
Try to get a kit. If you buy something prebuilt, once you break it you are gonna be SOL trying to fix it. If you build your car the first time you know it inside and out. Plus it's more fun than you think. ;)

06-28-2004, 10:59 PM
check out www.rcdrift.com for all your drifting needs

06-28-2004, 11:15 PM
any good sites to build them also wahts the difculty factor to build one? also do they come with controllers and everything because im completly new to this

06-28-2004, 11:18 PM
also waht is rtr?

06-28-2004, 11:47 PM
can someone recommend me like a list of things i need to buy, if i choose to buy a RC car and the things i need to do to make it work and start drifting?

06-29-2004, 12:01 AM
rtr is ready to run
kits don't come with controllers but rtr's do
kits you need to build and and rtr's are pre-built
It won't be that hard to build a kit if you read the instuctions and understand everything.
you will need a car(of course :D )a radio, servo and esc,(if you buy a kit)a couple battery pack and a charger, Yokomo drift tires a motor,wheels,(some kits don't come with them) tire glue, and you're set
btw esc is an electronic speed control

06-29-2004, 12:03 AM
hmm is there a specific place everyone goes to, to buy these things? also do rtr come with chargers and such, also what do you recommend for a beginer ( rtr , kit what kind of car )

06-29-2004, 12:05 AM
by the way thx in advance for all your guyses help

06-29-2004, 12:17 AM
no, rtr's don't come with come with batteries and chargers
you could try tower (http://towerhobbies.com/)
you could try a tc3 (http://teamassociated.com/shusting/CatalogHub/KitSpecs,TC3/kittc3.htm) or some kind of car from tamiya (http://www.tamiyausa.com/) like this (http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/rc/electric/110scalexb/57716.html)

06-29-2004, 12:19 AM
also when i buy the cars are the ready to drift in them or do i need to do any modding to make them drift

06-29-2004, 12:23 AM
you'll need to buy yokomo drift tires


06-29-2004, 12:24 AM
is drifting hard to learn? also when i buy the car waht chargers and other things do i need to buy?

06-29-2004, 12:25 AM
also is installing the tires hard to do?

06-29-2004, 12:30 AM
are all of the ready to run XB series from tamiya all meant to drift? also if i were to get the integra would this list of stuff get it to work.

The car
8 pack batteries
drift tires

06-29-2004, 12:32 AM
nah you just make a kind of sharp turn and whala you drift

batteries (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0095p?FVSEARCH=stick+batteries+&FVPROFIL=++&search3=Go)

chargers (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0095p?FVPROFIL=++&FVSEARCH=chargers&FVPROFIL=++&search=Go)

06-29-2004, 12:36 AM
barely any cars are meant to drift, but you can make them drift

you'll also need ca glue

oh yea 8 battery packs are very expensive

06-29-2004, 12:38 AM
hmm what will the ca glue do?

06-29-2004, 12:39 AM
you'll need to glue the tires to the rims

06-29-2004, 12:41 AM
kk thx also when i first receive the items is there anything i need to do to the car to make it drift? also is replacing the tires easy?

06-29-2004, 12:46 AM
i don't know if the tires are glued or not but if they are you need to leave then in nail polish remover overnight but I think they destroy the tires

06-29-2004, 12:51 AM
so do i just need to remove the rims of the car and put the new ones in?

06-29-2004, 01:13 AM
what about those xmods i saw one that can get hard or soft slicks and also can get 4wd can u drift with those?

06-29-2004, 10:52 AM
i guess you could use x-mods but I wouldn't recomend it.
you probobly will have more fun with a 1/10 scale than a 1/18(i think thats the size)scale. if it doesn't have camber(camber is when you look directly at the front and the wheel is either angled like this\ or this/. for drifting you want all the wheels to be like this/) it might be hard to drift. you might want to check out a yokomo drifter (http://www.yokomousa.com/index3.htm) http://www.yokomousa.com/newproducts/pict_kit/Drift_Package_Banner08.jpg http://www.yokomousa.com/newproducts/pict_kit/package_dp-s15_300.jpg http://www.yokomousa.com/newproducts/pict_kit/Drift_Package_Banner03_wlogo.jpg http://rcdrift.rs-scooby.com/albums/RCDrift/IMG_1184.jpg