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    How to make E revo vxl drift?

    I was wondering what i would need to do to make my MERV drift. Would i only need to get new tires or do i have to buy a special steering servo?

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    servo is fine, just need drift tires, my truck can drift on stock tires depending on the terrain

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    The best way is to get some HPI t-drift tires, lock the rear differential, lower it to get rid of some body roll and practice,practice,prectice.
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    I was just messing around with some of the wheels and tires from my E10 Drift car the other day and they bolted right up no problem. They are HPI T drift tires and the HPI black 10 spoke wheels. They look a little small on the truck but whatever.

    Wheels that I have
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAWL2&P=7

    Drift Tires
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXSGF3&P=ML

    I do suggest getting a heat gun to get those tires on the wheels. They can be a pain because the tires are really not made of a rubber compound, they are more of a PVC type hard plastic. Also you do not have to glue them. They fit so tightly on the wheels that it's really not required to glue them. Some guys will put a few drops on them, but seeing as how tight and how much of a pain they can be to get on and off the wheel, I skipped the gluing.
    Last edited by CarGuy7a; 09-01-2010 at 12:00 PM.

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    how long do those tires last??
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    Long enough that you probably won't even need another pair. I thought the same thing when I first ran my t-drifts. But don't worry it's not like they'll wear down to the rim. HPI T-drifts are highly recommended plus they add some sweet chrome to your ride
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    So pretty much all i have to do is buy the HPI drift tires?

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    yup, and lower your ride height(adjust your shocks) and lock your diff. Can somebody link or show a good tutorial on how exactly to lock your diff? Im not sure and i dont want to ca glue the wrong parts
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    there is a few ways (1) silly putty. Take the rear diff out clean out all of the oil that is in it and pack as much silly putty as you can into it then reinstall it into the truck. The nice thing about thai way is if you want to go back to an open diff you can, just clean out the silly putty and add oil. (2) JB weld. Agian remove the read diff , clean out the oil, pack it with the jb weld and quickly reasemble the diff, let it dry than put the truck back together. The down side is once the jb weld is in thats it no going back, its locked forever, if you want to go back or strip a gear you will need to buy a whole diff assy. Its that easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKlaib2
    So pretty much all i have to do is buy the HPI drift tires?
    You have to get wheels that they will fit on as well. Like the ones I posted a link to above.

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    Use these link
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    would grease lock the diffs up?
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    could use this too locker
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    Thanks.

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    I see that you are in Cali maybe thia can help too hyperdrift
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    the real drift cars are rear wheel drive.
    just remove the front part of center driveshaft to exclude front differential.
    and you'll drift on any tires
    look here:
    *************************/v/#27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evgen
    the real drift cars are rear wheel drive.
    just remove the front part of center driveshaft to exclude front differential.
    and you'll drift on any tires
    look here:
    *************************/v/#27
    Possibly but that is not what I would technically call "drifting" in those videos. The guy is just flipping it around and pretty much just doing donuts and not doing any long drawn out drifts.

    Yes in real full scale drift cars they are RWD. But there are many factors that are different. Weight biases are completely different compared to an RC car and they are specifically setup for drifting.

    In most RWD RC cars (example the Rustler or 2wd Slash) the motor and transmission components are in the rear of the vehicle making it rear heavy and almost impossible to control when setup to drift. Now in the 4WD touring drift cars, you'll see the motor and gear box most likely mounted near the center or the front of the vehicle, and the 4wd being added for extra stability in longer more pronounced drifting maneuvers. It's' all about weight placement. Now in a 2wd RC if the weight placement is correct, it would be possible to still drift the car, but it would be alot more difficult than if it was 4wd.

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    i actually didn't tried to drift on that video need way more free space with smooth asphalt for this
    i just showed that mini revo can be rwd too
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    and also it's almost impossible to slide on that tires. their grip on asphalt is too high.
    when i wanna slide i put this ones on:
    [IMG]*************************/t/IMG_8435.jpg[/IMG]
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    Short stroke your shocks and get wider wheels, and use 3s or 4s. You can drift anywhere even with 4 wheel drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdk View Post
    The best way is to get some HPI t-drift tires, lock the rear differential, lower it to get rid of some body roll and practice,practice,prectice.
    This may sound stupid but I'm a nebie to this hobby. How do you lock the rear differential

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    Try 7381 traxxas

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007A99 View Post
    This may sound stupid but I'm a nebie to this hobby. How do you lock the rear differential
    Read the thread

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    Cover any tires in duct tape and you will be sliding all over the place

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    i put duct tape on mine and it doesnt drift VERY well but better than without it
    i want really long stable drifts

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    I seem a video where the guy cut PVC pipe that was the same diameter as the tire and then he slipped them over the wheels


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    Armor all the tires - my son was having a blast last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by RZSmerv View Post
    Armor all the tires - my son was having a blast last night
    Last time I tried drifting my merv, it resulted in a napped chassis and front bulkhead

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    i put duct tape on my tires, didnt really drift
    im driving in a parking lot so i may have to lock the diff and try again

    i also bought a roll cage too
    Last edited by cooleocool; 04-30-2013 at 10:29 AM. Reason: merge

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdk View Post
    The best way is to get some HPI t-drift tires, lock the rear differential, lower it to get rid of some body roll and practice,practice,prectice.
    Pics of the HPI drift tires on erevo please!! How do you lock the rear differential?
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    Quote Originally Posted by traxstar View Post
    Pics of the HPI drift tires on erevo please!! How do you lock the rear differential?
    perhaps something called looking at the thread

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