If you've ever been interested in the history of Zee Toys or Maisto over the course of the 80s, 90s and into the modern day, you should come over to the Hobbytalk Ask Me Anything with Chepp, now live and running until Thursday, September 23rd! Don't miss out! You can ask your questions here!
Have you checked out the Yokomo line of Drift products. They make special tires for drifting. If you don't want to spend the money you could find the hardest tires or the baldest tires you own. Put on the stiffest springs and give the chassis no droop. I do this with my parking lot Losi XXX-S. You might want to turn up the steering on your radio to full. It would help to have braking dialed into your esc. Go with a body with little downforce, and remove the wing. I've found that the Losi is best for drifting b/c the enclosed drivetrain keeps rocks out of the spur. I'm running a MVP stock w/ Sanyo 2400 Nicd's. Right now I use a Honda S2000 w/o the wing.
Yokomo MR4-tc with PVC tires on cheap-o yokomo wheels ($10 for 8), team orion rush 19t, suspension about as stiff is possible with the hardest sway bars and hardest springs, semi locked diffs, and some fusion 3300s. oh, and Im running a crysler (sp?) 300M with wing. Have yet to try it without, but want to get a body that suits the term "drifter" better, like a honda or something
I am working on a small feature on Drifting on the SCH website.
Steel City Hobbies will sell you these tires so you can upgrade your current touring car if you want.
This is something that is becoming hot and I think it will pick up even more this summer. It is huge in Japan (of course) as with the "real" cars, R/C is not far behind. Currently this is big in CA and working its way East. I would like to give it a try 1st hand... I'm sure it is not as easy as it looks.
Hmm... I have my old MTX-2 lying around. Mike, let us know how when you get those tires in stock and how much those tires will be. I have a stockpile of those Yokomo rims, so it looks like they will come in handy, finally.
Yeah, a buddy of mine, who just happens to be the same buddy that got me into rc cars in the first place(some 15 years ago), told me about drifting about 2 weeks ago, & actually pointed me to this thread and suggested I watch the vids posted here.
Well, needless to say I watched the vids and I knew that I had to try this, so after some research, I had waited long enough. On Tuesday I Stopped @ Home Depot on my way home from work & picked up a 10' section of black ABS, rushed home & cut and installed my glossy new tires on my RS4.
The rest is, as they say, History. I'm HOOKED! While I haven't even put a setup in the car yet, & in some people's opinion maybe I haven't "technically" drifted yet (not on an actual defined race course, just kinda power sliding around a huge parking lot) It sure is fun!
On the second video, there's a spot where the one car spins out right infront of the camera, and you can really see the rear wheel. Looks like either black ABS pipe or a solid hard rubber tire, almost like using 2" radiator hose or something.