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    Whats the best setup for drifting you've found?

    Hi Guys

    Finally purchased some proper drift wheels & tires for my Ken Block & was wondering what others have done to improve drifting performance.

    I think I'll try locking the rear diff next I think, but since the car is completely stock at the minute, I was wondering if there was anything else I should be doing?

    The sort of things I mean are shock oil & spings, diff oil (front only if locking up the rear is a good idea),
    camber, toe, etc.

    Thanks for any help
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    I Run
    100k diff fluid in the rear
    30k up front
    80wt shock oil
    black 4.3 springs all around
    t-drift tires (knock offs)
    Thats the best set up i've come up with so far. I just recently picked up a center diff to play around with but i havent really run it yet w/ a drift set up
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    So far, the item that has improved handling the most, on my rally, has been the sway bar kit. I know it's overpriced, but it has really improved the car's handling.
    I'm running 100k diff fluid front and rear with 80 or 90 wt shock fluid.


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    So you guys haven't locked the rear diff, but have done it with oil effectively?
    Be a while until I can run mine again now to test any changes, snapped a wheel today somehow!

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    Yes, with 100k in the rear its basically locked, but if i decide i dont like it i can still change it. I also didnt want to permantly lock it cause i dont always drift.
    Ouch! been there before... its always odd to watch a wheel rolling away while the car sits there like a fish outta water
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    Quote Originally Posted by borgador17 View Post
    So far, the item that has improved handling the most, on my rally, has been the sway bar kit. I know it's overpriced, but it has really improved the car's handling.
    I'm running 100k diff fluid front and rear with 80 or 90 wt shock fluid.


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    You do mean the handling is improved for drifting?

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    some toe in for front 2~3 degree and toe out for the rear 1~2 degree.
    Here with my drift ken for your reference.
    The key point is your controller feeling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan81 View Post
    some toe in for front 2~3 degree and toe out for the rear 1~2 degree.
    Here with my drift ken for your reference.
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    Cheese & crackers dude, is any of that still Traxxas? Looks amazing!

    Thanks for the help. I'm suprised at the front toe angle, but I'll give it a try!
    Couple of quick questions, if you don't mind.
    What have you done to your diffs? Both locked?
    What about camber? I was thinking 0 deg on the back, maybe as much as 4 deg on the front?

    Thanks for the info.
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    Unless that's some radical fisheye on the lens, it appears the front's set up with toe-out, rear with toe-in. Just like feet. Not a bad setup, but probably a good idea to keep the terminology straight.
    Last edited by prototyp; 01-11-2012 at 05:39 PM.
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    I didn't notice that, just went with the pictures & numbers!

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    sorry for the confusion, the front should be toe-out, the rear is toe-in.
    For the camber, I did not make an adjustment. this drift tire have an angle for the camber(see the pic).
    I play it only with drifting and it is awsome! Especially for the long distance drifting.
    shorter wheelbase also makes the quickly body move.
    enjoy!

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    If you can get a one way diff for the front, combine that with a locked rear, you will have a solid drift setup.

    I dunno if those are available aftermarket for traxxas, however.
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    Thanks for the info guys.
    I've locked up the rear diff & had a play with camber.
    Need to order up some harder spring & rods that allow me to adjust toe-in next.
    Hopefully my wheels will arrive soon so I can test drive it.

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    Just noticed those are conical drift tires... makes the toe look even more extreme.

    You don't really need links to adjust toe as it can be done entirely with the pillow balls...
    Upper and lower twisted the same direction will change toe. Top in, bottom out in equal turns will increase negative camber.

    One-way diffs for these would be pretty awesome.
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    I never thought off adjusting the toe in that way. Nice one.
    Had a quick look, but unfortunately the wheels I have are already a bit far out already because of the daft offset I got. If I adjust the pillows anymore, I'll have rubbing issues.
    I'll get there yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prototyp View Post
    One-way diffs for these would be pretty awesome.
    Yeah i keep looking at the one way center diff just havent pulled the trigger yet. i dont want to but it then not like it and end up removing and never using it again
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    How much have you spent on you kb bryan! Got any videos of your car drifting ?

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    What's the part number for the one way centre diff ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_sms View Post
    What's the part number for the one way centre diff ?
    Its made by hot racing, i'll pm you the link
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