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  How much did you spend on your drifter?
Posted by: littlemonsta - 06-05-2017, 08:35 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

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  ms01d parts replacements
Posted by: Blackehart - 06-05-2017, 12:41 PM - Forum: Max Speed Technology (MST) - No Replies

I've been looking around for spare belts, for a just incase senario, and I'm having the worst time with it, rc mart is my best bet, but do they restock stuff like that alot? or are there other options on belts I'm missing? Besides using MST product

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  Old Yokomo chassis back from the dead
Posted by: Jplecas - 06-03-2017, 01:49 AM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (2)

I got this thing way back in the day maybe 8-9 years ago. After i got my full scale rx7 back on the road I had a boost of motivation and remembered how fun this thing was. I took it out of storage and dusted it off, and after one trip to the local hobby store she was ripping again! I love this thing. My mind was blown once i realized how far RC drifting has become since I first built this thing. This body is definitely a missile now but I will continue to fix/run it even after i do my next body (d-like fd3s). I have new tires on order and my plan is to order the FCD 2.0 solid axle set for counter steer. (D-051) will this work in my car? Im still not sure if this is a type-B or not or what the differences even are. I am driving on smooth concrete and asphalt. I would like to possibly convert to RWD but as of now my budget only allows for minor changes here and there. Im happy to join the forum and continue too show my progress with pics and video.



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Gear Poverty Drifter - Budget USA TT02 Build
Posted by: Surge - 06-02-2017, 12:22 AM - Forum: Work-in-Progress - Replies (3)

After lurking here for awhile, I decided to finally register here so I could start a thread on this TT02.
Let me start out by saying, that yes, I know the TT02, let alone the standard, non "S" model, is not the greatest platform for drift build. I know it has very little adjustability, and I didn't realize just how more "toylike" vs hobby-grade it was until I started building it.
With that said, here was my rationale:
- Cheap: $140, the whole project is about being able to have fun while being as cheap as possible
- Brand: I wanted a kit and Tamiya is known for them
- Parts Support (Or so I thought): Tamiya has comparatively better parts support in the Midwest USA than any other asian brand (Yokomo, Kyosho, 3Racing would all require overseas ordering)
- Parts interchangeability: Tamiya has a long history of sharing components between models and I love to tinker...

I ended up getting the Carrera RS for $140 from Tower.
Total Cost So Far: $140

I did a box stock build to start out, before I tried any drifting, as it was also my first touring car.
Unfortunately I did not take many pics during the build.

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I used a junky old Traxxas Link receiver and Solar D771 servo just to get it running before purchasing a proper servo.

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Here is a picture after a put all the decals on:

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After testing it on it's maiden voyage, I came away with two conclusions:
- The stock servo saver is absolute garbage - the wheels could not re-center due to the servo saver
- Driving a stock touring car on a Tamiya silver can (ok it was torque-tuned) is painfully slow and boring. 
- There are no RC on road tracks in my area, so I figured it was time to transform it into a drifter :)

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The first thing I did was remove the stock servo saver. I replaced it with a generic rigid plastic horn. Now it was actually drivable.
Cost: Free

I then placed a large Amazon order to start the transmogrification. It was at this point I realized how limited the parts selection of hop-ups for Tamiya kits is in the USA, especially in the Midwest.

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- I ordered a new body: A Hpi 190mm Trueno Coupe (I would have preferred the more scale Yokomo Sunrise Levin, but I didn't think it was worth double the cost and wait time)
Cost: $26

- Paint for the body: Tamiya PS-23 Gunmetal, I decide I wanted to do a reverse-"panda" scheme with gunmetal body and silver accents since I had a half-empty can of PS-41 Bright Silver lying around. 
Cost: $8

- An "aggressive" Sport Tuned Tamiya 540
Cost: $21

- 2 Pairs of genuine T-Drifts, I wanted to start out right, even if the knock offs are comparable.
Cost: 2 x $9 = $18
 
- 1 pair HPI 6mm offset C90s in white, I chose them because I liked the mmore than other Hpi wheels and I wanted it to ship from within the USA, because shipping on any cooler JDM wheels was cost prohibitive.
Cost: $10

Being the cheapskate I am, I decided to use a pair of cool looking vintage Ofna wheels I found in the bargain bin of my LHS, which I had lying around for a year.

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The LHS owner told me he was ready throw them out!
Cost: $3

Total Cost So Far: $226

I quickly installed the motor. I had quite a team trying to mount the T-Drifts, I had throw the rims in the freezer, and the tires in mug full of boiling Keurig water  Lol

Mounting the body required some work. I had to flip the rear arms to get the wheelbase to line up and reverse the body mounting posts.
Here's a picture after I mounted everything up and trimmed the body:

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I ended up switching the Ofna 5 spokes to the rear, as it was already a handful for me to drive as a drifting a noob, and I read that a wider rear track increased oversteer, so I reversed that.

At this point (August 2015), I started masking the body, got half way done, then the project was thrown on a shelf for about 6 months because the school year began, only allowing me to work on it during breaks.

I have 2 about years worth of build updates to catch up on, so stay tuned for more updates  =).

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Warning First Build
Posted by: S14Jake - 05-31-2017, 07:46 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (9)

=S I'm building my first drift car and I really need help regarding electronic components. I already figured out I'm gonna be using the Sakura D4 (AWD), and don't plan on spending a ridiculous amount of money as I have basically no experience drifting at all. So If anyone can just help me with some basic things to get it'd be really helpful because I can't find anything regarding this type of thing.

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Warning First Build
Posted by: S14Jake - 05-31-2017, 07:14 PM - Forum: Help Section - No Replies

=S I'm building my first drift car and I really need help regarding electronic components. I already figured out I'm gonna be using the Sakura D4 (AWD), and don't plan on spending a ridiculous amount of money as I have basically no experience drifting at all. So If anyone can just help me with some basic things to get it'd be really helpful because I can't find anything regarding this type of thing.

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  BE$T but cheap lipo battery w/charger
Posted by: RC DRIFTER1738 - 05-31-2017, 05:06 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Hi guys 
I bought the MST MS-01D and I am wondering which lipo would work best, but isn't too expensive!   ^^

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  To diff or not to diff
Posted by: littlemonsta - 05-30-2017, 08:33 PM - Forum: Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) - Replies (4)

Reading from the forums, the main consensus I get is not to diff your rwd.

after MST rmx-s launch, I find that ball diffs are standard out of the box. Testing the car, feels very responsive and smooth in a drift.

Compared to my solid rear, which seems slightly less stable during drifts.

I decided to diff my team magic e4d. I find that it(handling wise) has slightly improved. IMO, I say diff the rear.

What do you all think? What's your experience on this ?

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  DIFF pulley comes in 2 pieces?
Posted by: RallyPig - 05-30-2017, 07:32 PM - Forum: Option Parts - No Replies

Years ago when I got the front one way diff for my Sprint 2 (Hpi part #86042) the pulley got damaged in shipping. So now that I'm getting back into drifting I tried to save money by just buying a replacement pulley (Hpi part#85064) But I cannot figure out why they would make the pulley in 2 pieces? I've noticed some ball diff pulleys for other cars come the same way.

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  New from ny.
Posted by: adamroy27 - 05-28-2017, 05:43 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (6)

Just got back into rc after a very long hiatus. I have a drift project on board next but I've currently Been working on a lowrider. Almost done with the body. I'm a body tech by profession so I'm painting this one on the outside. Body is a mk1 vw golf. Chassis is an old team associated rc10 touring car that I modified extensively.

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  Drift Noob (Yokomo Yd-2 Plus) Build
Posted by: Whiplash - 05-27-2017, 01:13 AM - Forum: Work-in-Progress - Replies (9)

Try this again, original thread disappeared.

Won a yd-2 plus kit, have never done drifter. built it now I'm stuck picking electronics. Here's pics.

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Looking at using a castle sv3 motor esc combo I have already. Will that do the trick? Maybe someone could share a tune. I'm fairly new to radio control altogether so any tips are appreciated. Also I have been looking at a savox 1251mg it's the low pro version thoughts on that aswell. I think that's it for right now! Can't wait to get sideways!

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  Akumu - Honda S2K
Posted by: vlozity - 05-23-2017, 08:17 AM - Forum: RC Drift Bodies - No Replies

this is my current shell for my Eagle Racing TT02 RWD...

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  Hot Bodies Cyclone Surikarn Edition
Posted by: Kn1ghtG1 - 05-22-2017, 08:12 PM - Forum: RC Drift Chassis Picture Gallery - No Replies

Hi guys.
Cleaning out the closet and found this incomplete build from 10+ years ago.

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  RMX 2.0 top shaft excessive play
Posted by: andersonwal - 05-22-2017, 12:36 PM - Forum: Max Speed Technology (MST) - Replies (1)

Anyone else with the new RMX 2.0 notice a ton of play in the topshaft of the transmission? I bouilt mine according to the manual and was wondering if anyone had ideas on reducing the play in it Did notice i could prob put a washer or spacer of some kind behind the pin the goes through the shaft on the spur gear holder side but thats it

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  new
Posted by: lilmafia52 - 05-22-2017, 09:32 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (18)

hey guys new to the rc building world. i recently had mi wife purchase me a sakura d4 rwd and have no clue on what would be good or decent parts to buy to finish this any help would be appreciated

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  Best budget Rc drift car
Posted by: Drift noob - 05-22-2017, 12:04 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (14)

Hello everyone, 
I'm new to the rc drifting forum and the rc drifting world. I've bought the hpi nissan s13 and it was a bad decision! I decided with "littlemonsta" to buy thehttp://www.rc-mst.com/product_car_info.php?class_sn=1&class_sn2=127&sn=3012 (RMX 2.0 S). Now I need help on what electronics would work and the cheapest/best place to buy the mst rmx 2.0 S. Keep in mind my budget is $300 CAD.
Thanks!

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  Best budget Rc drift car
Posted by: Drift noob - 05-21-2017, 11:33 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hello everyone, 

I'm new into the rc drift forum and the rc drifting world. The first rc drift car i've bought was the https://www.hpiracing.com/en/kit/109291. As a result, I hated the hpi s13, I found it too boring and it had a terrible wheel turning angle. I was deciding on the sakura d3 cs or d4 before, but after talking to "littlemonsta" we thought its best to buy the http://www.rc-mst.com/product_car_info.p...27&sn=3012 (RMX 2.0 S). Now my problem is what electronics should I buy? My budget is only $300.
Thanks

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  Using and unused HPI Sprint 2 that's been sitting
Posted by: RallyPig - 05-21-2017, 09:49 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I bought a Sprint 2 drift car maybe 8-10 years ago and never used it. Since it's been sitting should I still re-grease the bearings and lube/grease the ball bearing rear diff? I opened one of the planetary diffs that I removed and it still has tons of grease in it. 

According to HPI in the ball bearing diff I need z155 lube and z156 gray grease but it's discontinued?

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  Returning after a long hiatus
Posted by: RallyPig - 05-21-2017, 09:23 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (3)

I was originally around after the first SG Drifters video. I had purchased a TL01, late a Yokomo Drift Car (Which I sold to a friend, a used TT01, Then bought a HPI Sprint 2 drift car. I was slowly buying parts for the HPI, remember getting a broken front locked Diff (before Amazon was anything close to what it is now) Since there are very few hobby shops around me it was hard to get parts let alone Yokomo drift rings. So we (a buddy and myself) used the old ABS (PVC) method. But shortly after getting the Sprint 2 I kind of lost interest and moved on.

A wife, a kid, a mortgage, and a few years later I reconnected with that friend and he's still drifting off and on. So now I'm just getting back, all gitty and excited again and beyond blown away by the level of the bodies now.

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  Was the hobby shop employee correct?
Posted by: santafe17 - 05-20-2017, 12:32 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

I was told I Should NEVER run LIPO batteries on a brushed motor.

I was told I could expect motor life of two weeks or less If i did.

As I've read other posts here, that doesn't seem to be the case.



Was I Lied to?

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  Tamiya ts paint
Posted by: Benz Goh - 05-19-2017, 09:03 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (3)

Hi there, I am having issues with tamiya ts paint atm. So far I painted 3 bodies, the first body I painted ps-4 and backed it with ps gun metal. It doesn't chip or give me issues so far, after bashing it rolling it. But on the 2 body I painted ps blue on one side and ts black on one side. I found out that the ts paint chips off really easily and when something sticky sticks to it like double tape, when I peel it off the paint will stick to it. And on the third body, I painted ts gun metal and backed it with ts black and it still has the same problem.
(I painted the bodies 2-3 layers of the primary colour n 2 layers of backing) *the way that I prepared the body's are the same*

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Os-support Calsonic Pandora A31 Autec
Posted by: kroberts - 05-19-2017, 07:50 AM - Forum: RC Drift Bodies - No Replies

Angel Angel Angel

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Info first time building a car
Posted by: crazybrad - 05-17-2017, 02:06 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

hello can anyone help me with my first build im not sure if im missing any parts  my parts so far are 
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[url=https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-trackstar-80a-turbo-sensored-brushless-1-12th-1-10th-esc-roar-approved.html]https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-trac...roved.html


https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-trac...roved.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt-4mm-gold...s-set.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-5000ma...ack-1.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/trackstar-ts...c-45g.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-gtx3...ystem.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/1-10-hobbyki...r-kit.html

thanks

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  trying to build my first car
Posted by: crazybrad - 05-17-2017, 01:44 PM - Forum: Option Parts - No Replies

hello can anyone help me with my first build im not sure if im missing any parts  my parts so far are 


https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-trac...roved.html



https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-trac...roved.html



https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt-4mm-gold...s-set.html



https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-5000ma...ack-1.html



https://hobbyking.com/en_us/trackstar-ts...c-45g.html



https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-gtx3...ystem.html



https://hobbyking.com/en_us/1-10-hobbyki...r-kit.html


thanks

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  first car build
Posted by: crazybrad - 05-17-2017, 01:32 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (3)

hello can anyone help me with my first build im not sure if im missing any parts  my parts so far are 

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-trac...roved.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-trac...roved.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hxt-4mm-gold...s-set.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-5000ma...ack-1.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/trackstar-ts...c-45g.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-gtx3...ystem.html

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/1-10-hobbyki...r-kit.html

thanks

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  New member here, Tamiya TA04-S?
Posted by: JCraven94 - 05-16-2017, 10:59 PM - Forum: Tamiya - No Replies

Hello all, new member here looking to get into RC drifting! No stranger to the RC world however. Anyways, I'd like to hear some experienced feedback on the Tamiya TA04-S chassis. I'm thinking about trading my brother my 1/10 crawler for it. Brand new in the box, never even assembled. I've tried to do some research on it but didn't really come up with anything too detailed. Just wondering if this would be a good route to go for a build. My biggest concern is being able to get hopup parts and stuff for it since it is an older chassis. I'm not sure of the goto sites for drift parts, so I was hoping maybe I could get some help with that as well. Any insight on previous experiences or maybe a few examples would be greatly appreciated!

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  Sakura D4 weight shift
Posted by: STEVETC5R - 05-15-2017, 02:34 PM - Forum: Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) - Replies (2)

This is my Sakura D4.I had a d3 which i modded for rwd but when i saw the d4 i knew i wanted it.i was always admiring the guys using the d-like chassis.always realistic driving and realistic behaviour,so i wanted to achieve stg similar since i cant afford the chassis.i am slowly trying new weight shifting mods.


RC Drift Chassis Information
Manufacturer:  3RACING
Model:  SAKURA D4 RWD
Track Surface: 
Motor and ESC: 
Servo: 

Chassis Settings
Front Setup
Camber (Degrees) (Positive is out, Negative is in):  -8
Toe (Degrees) (Specify Toe in or out):  -2
Caster (Degrees):  -15
King Pin Angle (Degrees):  6
Kick-up (mm):  0.5MM
Sway Bar (yes/no):  NO
Ride Height (mm):  8MM
Springs (indicate type, length, hardness, etc): 
Damper Oil (indicate weight or #):  TEAM ASSOCIATED 10WT
Upper Damper Position (Lower # indicates inner most position):  MOST OUTER
Lower Damper Position (Lower # indicates inner most position):  MOST INNER
Front Tires (Type):  MST FR-F MEDIUM
Other (Weights, Mods, anything else that can effect performance):  MST FXX HUBS,3RACING SPORT BRAKE CALIPER SET,3RACING BLACK SLIDE RACK,sakura d3 front axle(wide angle)

Rear Setup
Camber (Degrees) (Positive is out, Negative is in):  1
Toe (Degrees) (Specify Toe in or out):  2
Caster (Degrees):  0
Kick-up (mm):  a litlle pro-squat
Sway Bar (yes/no):  no
Ride Height (mm):  9
Springs (indicate type, length, hardness, etc):  speedline progressive hard
Damper Oil (indicate weight or #): 
Upper Damper Position (Lower # indicates inner most position): 2 holes inside from outer position
Lower Damper Position (Lower # indicates inner most position):  most outer(suspension arms revesred)
Rear Tires (Type):  raikou dp20
Other (Weights, Mods, anything else that can effect performance):  Oxygen motor mount,4mm spacers for the rear turnbuckle on the hub(photo),sakura d3 rear diffuser,40grams weight on the diffuser

Drivetrain
Rear Drive Ratio: 

Gearing
Spur (teeth and pitch): 92t 48p
Pinion (teeth and pitch):  24t 48p

Gyro
Type: yhea racing cg301


photos are coming!

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  Greetings from Indianapolis!
Posted by: stubbopolis - 05-11-2017, 02:28 PM - Forum: Introductions - Replies (1)

Hello all, I've been snooping around this forum for a while and finally decided to get involved. I've lined up a d4 rwd project and more to come ^^

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  Help on deciding new chassis
Posted by: MKVDuB - 05-09-2017, 12:06 PM - Forum: Chassis Discussions - Replies (1)

Hi, I'm lost on deciding a new drift chassis. My current build has been my long time running Tamiya TL-01 but I have been having too many grinding gear situations. Every time i took off it seemed like the gears would make a grinding noise and then be fine. Now it just grinding with no movement. Ive replaced the entire chassis n gears once before and now im done with this thing (Had it for 20yrs lol). I have a brushless setup on it running 3s lipos. Im looking for a decent awd chassis to throw all my electronics on with the exception of my servo (which is the original one). My budget is around the $200 range. Also I would prefer that the chassis can be upgradable as in plastic to alum parts so that I may do that slowly. Any good tips on a new servo would be useful as well. Thank You

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  can some one help me recognize this car???
Posted by: yanivgol@gmail.com - 05-09-2017, 06:06 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

i need to buy some parts for this car and i need the model/company in irder to
buy parts
can some one help me ?



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