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RWD or AWD
#1
Im wanting to buy my first rc drift car and I am wondering if AWD or RWD is best to start of with

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#2
It all depends on the style of driving that you wish to experience and replicate. There are pluses and minuses to AWS, CS, and RWD styles of driving. RWD tends to have a mechanically simpler drive-train and front suspension. It is also the current popular trend so there is a quite a few different chassis out there that are reasonably priced for beginners such as the Sakura D4 RWD, the MST chassis, Overdose's XEX RWD (pending release), and the Yokomo YD-2 (pending release). Other chassis such as the Yokomo DIB RS and Drift Package Type-C can be converted to RWD but are quality CS chassis in their own right.

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#3
Cheers I will take that into consideration

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#4
Do you have a local track where they do drifting? Sometimes it is best to head down and see what chassis, setups etc. they run down there.
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#5
Awd is best to start with. Cheapest to buy and maintain and just drift it. Once you have gripped the mechanics of the chassis and got a hang of Rc drifting, then I would suggest going into CS or RWD. Personally I did awd for quite some time until I got into full scale drifting. The awd just didn't look to par with being scale. So that's why I went with RWD and I have never looked back. A lot of guys in my area are now moving into RWD.
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#6
I did AWD for a while. Now I'm doing RWD I would just start with RWD
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#7
RE-Xtreme published an article on their blog not too long ago that goes into the AWD vs CS vs RWD:

http://rextremerc.blogspot.com/2016/04/r...uyers.html

You might find this helpful and it's made me think about getting a beater (tub) chassis for parking lot hooliganism.

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Vic
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  • Yokomo DIB275 Premium (RWD Conversion)
  • Yokomo DPR (Hayato Yoshiba Spec)
  • Yokomo YD-4
  • Yokomo YD-2 PLUS
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#8
I had prior experience with R/Cs and started off 50/50 with a yokomo type c. It was a good 2 months, until i got bored with it because majority on the track was RWD, i couldnt tandem with them. Since then, im not looking back.

If you have prior r/c knowledge, i recommend going for the jump to RWD. Its fun, challenging, stressful at times and looks amazing when it drifts.


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#9
Go to your local drift track if you have one. See what most of them run so you wont feel left out. If i could start all over again i wouldve started with rwd.
Hope this helps.
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#10
challenging, stressful at times and looks amazing when it drifts.

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