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Impulse Buy
(01-04-2016, 08:08 PM)mzr101 Wrote:  
(01-04-2016, 07:53 PM)wareagle84 Wrote:  Out of the box the Sprint 2 doesn't drift too well, mostly just power slides and donuts. With some work and upgrades its not bad. There are TONS. Of upgrades for the Sprint 2 and DIY mods that will help you set up your Sprint 2 very well for drift. If/when you want to try countersteer or RWD, you'll definitely want to get a better chassis though.  You can CS and RWD a Sprint 2, but honestly you'll probably want something like MST.

BTW, the stock 2000mah and wall charger are crap. Upgrade to a decent 2S LiPo and smart charger.

what are some upgrades I should look into?
Also, what are the limitations on this chassis that would make want to look into another one? Should I even bother modding this one, or just go straight into another chassis?

Also, is switching from a drift set up to speed set up just a matter of plastic vs rubber tires?

Do I have to do any mods to use a LiPo battery?

Thanks again
Definitely lock the rear differential. Upgrade the shocks to adjustable ones (any adjustable 55mm will work) and get drift springs. I also highly recommend at least aluminum steering upgrades such as the Yeah Racing to get rid of the notorious steering slop. If it suits your style, a front one way may help you drift. Ditch the stock dog bones and get CVD's. Those mods in addition to some tuning (camber and alignment mainly) will have you in pretty good shape, any other mods will further increase your tuning and performance capabilities. 
The Sprint 2 is pretty limited when it comes to countersteer options and using it for RWD consistently requires a lot of mods, so using a better suited chassis is highly recommended. For 50/50 drifting this thing is pretty solid with mods though. So it depends on what your ultimate goals are.

Also, I'm 99% sure the stock Sport and Drift (brushed) motor and ESC are capable of handling LiPo batteries, just have to turn on LiPo mode on ESC.

Going from speed to drift could be as simple as switching tires, but if you have the Flux or a powerful brushless motor/esc you'll want to dial back the power output for drifting as the Flux is setup for speed, not low end torque for drift. If you have the Flux electronics, absolutely get Castle Link! Then switching from speed to drift will be as simple as tires change and loading your custom setups into the ESC.

LiPo are kind of scary until you know how to properly handle, store, charge and use them. But if you buy a reputable brand and take care of them, following all safety precautions there nothing to worry about aside from a freak accident.
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Messages In This Thread
Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-04-2016, 12:59 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by SpecialBlend - 01-04-2016, 01:47 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by driftaroo - 01-04-2016, 04:31 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by Jonnie Fraz - 01-04-2016, 07:08 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-04-2016, 07:53 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-04-2016, 08:08 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-05-2016, 05:47 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-05-2016, 08:19 PM
Impulse Buy - by glenyboy - 01-05-2016, 10:45 AM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-05-2016, 09:24 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-06-2016, 12:46 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by mzr101 - 01-08-2016, 01:53 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-06-2016, 05:09 PM
RE: Impulse Buy - by wareagle84 - 01-08-2016, 06:31 PM
Impulse Buy - by glenyboy - 01-09-2016, 12:50 AM
RE: Impulse Buy - by hellahella - 01-12-2016, 12:24 AM

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