Looking for Drifting RC car

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So I've come to the conclusion that I want to get a drifting RC car sinse I don't have the means to do it in real life (plus drifting a FWD car is pretty tricky), So I was wondering...

Does anyone know where I could find a nice RC gas powered car that is built specifically for drifting??? Price range is $200-$400. I have googled it but I don't know that much about them. So, suggestions??

posted by  elchango36

You've been a member of this forum long enough to realize that this is the wrong place to post this thread. What are you thinking?:ohcrap:

posted by  vwhobo

Dear oh dear....I'll move this. I figured the OT section is probably the best place. Yes it's tricky where to post a topic like this, but not THAT tricky lol

posted by  Cliffy

Well I wanted some feedback and suggestions. Didn't really think it was Off topic.

posted by  elchango36

LOL.....the Feedback & Suggestion section is Forum related:thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

Check out a nearby hobby shop...The one I go to (in the U.S. because Windsor doesn't have one :ohcrap: ) they have a bunch of different things, from cars to planes, to trains etc...

Go to google local, and find one near you, here's one in Chicago:
3111 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL, United States

:thumbs:

posted by  chris_knows

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-SUPERCHARGED-CUSTOM-BUILT-RACING-TRUCK_W0QQitemZ6034 739200QQcategoryZ44029QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

While we are on the topic of rc cars and such, I was just browsing eBay and I came across this while reading this topic. That beast has a 4.66cc supercharged engine that is around 7.4hp and only weighs approx. 9.5 pounds. :laughing: By the way sorry if this is advertising, but who doens't know eBay?

posted by  Benson

How would one go about supercharging it? I'm wondering...is it connected to the flywheel?..I can't really see from the pictures.

posted by  chris_knows

You can't see the belt driven supercharger on the engine. It's time for somebody to get his eyes checked.:doh:

http://i19.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/29/37/24_1_b.JPG

posted by  vwhobo

I saw it, but just got confused...wouldn't it rob more than it gave?...Unless at top speeds, wouldn't it require too much power to compress the air to be worth it?

posted by  chris_knows

Who knows, he claims it increases power by almost 25% (forgot the exact number). Superchargers work on full sized engines, why couldn't it work on one of these?

EDIT: http://www.rbinnovations.com/catalog/superchargerfaq.php?osCsid=5df9f0c61e4 34fa770830c178a575d54

http://www.rbinnovations.com/catalog/images/mad_force_engine.jpg

posted by  vwhobo

I see it as too small to be able to suck any air...although I'm pretty interested...I'll do some research on them...

Alright, here's what I found:
And that would make the engine run lean too...

As for turbochargers...they seem to exist, but after half an hour of searching, can't find anything...

posted by  chris_knows

I came across that site too, but what I read was that the exhaust and intake ports are open at the same time, and while the supercharger is compressing the air into the cylinder, it is coming out of the exhaust port...also, I've heard that the engine stalls out at lower RPM...If I had the money, I'd get one to try it out...

posted by  chris_knows

I just found this site today, you could always check it out: http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/category.cfm?catID=22&sortOrder=t%5Fitems% 2EDiscountDate&sort=DESC&pageon=5

They have a 180SX Drifter but it's an electric car (I think it was $280).



Talk about hardcore: http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=164044

posted by  car_crazy89

THanks everyone so far for trying to help. Still haven't foun anything. And Chris, I'll try a hooby shop tomorrow (why didn't I thnk of that?). (you forget I'm living 5.5 hours away from Chicago (College), and that hobby shop you posted is a good hour drive from my parents house.

posted by  elchango36

My bad...I couldn't remember the area that you said it was, and Chicago is what came to mind lol.

posted by  chris_knows

Don't sweat it, thanx for your help n e ways!

posted by  elchango36

Good luck, hopefully you will find what your looking for and for a good price.


Right now I'm in the middle of deciding to buy one I found on the site I mentioned above. Tryin to figure out if it's worth it, it's said to be complete (body, everything) for $140 US (about $175 CAD I think) and that includes shipping, tracking number and insurance.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=165203

posted by  car_crazy89

Closer to $160...the dollars really up :smoke:

posted by  chris_knows

Haha ya he just told me it'd be $164 something lol.

posted by  car_crazy89

if u guys wanna buy rc cars or anything to do with rc cars pm t to the max or whatever than username is... umm i go to school with him and he takes apart rc cars and puts em together... sells them on ebay so contact him.. He joined this forum like last week or somethin.

posted by  V-Tec

I myself just want something cheap to mess around with, and I think the one I posted above that I may get would be good for that. I don't have a lot of cash and I also need to save for Drivers Ed lol.

posted by  car_crazy89

Purpose built drifters are usually electric. Such as the Yokohama ones. HPI makes a conversion kit for its nitro sedan though. Electric is better though, as it provides instant torque.

posted by  Scolson

Hey guys, I am into rc, alot. A great site im on is trcz, there are some great people there.
Register and post any rc questions you have!

posted by  t to the maxx2

http://www.the-rc-zone.com/forums/index.php?referrerid=610

posted by  t to the maxx2

What do you think about the one I posted for $140 (shipped/insured)? Good deal or no?

posted by  car_crazy89

i happen to have a Thunder Tiger Off Road Buggy (yes i know, its not a car) but i have run the tires down compleatly so now they are slicks instead of the big ass knobby tires they once were. that little thing is a damn drifting feind. the farthest i have ran a drift with it was about 20 ft. :thumbs: i also have a custom Traxxas T- Maxx. I have made it so powerful it will littleraly drive up a set of stairs. just thought i would give some info on the Nitro R/C cars i have. and you dont need a car for drifting purposes :laughing:

posted by  starscream0

Looks good, just get a few rc mags and read up on nitro engines extensively.

Heres a drift vid
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=276002817813977119

posted by  t to the maxx2

That was pretty sweet.

posted by  car_crazy89

:stupid:

Ditto

X2 lol

posted by  chris_knows

http://frequency-rc.com/
pretty sure there's some good drift vids here.

posted by  Scolson

I've givin up on this. The car I want is way more than what I'm willing to spend. +500 for a nice Yokomo drifting rc car (kits start at $349 and include just the chassis, no motor, or remote control for that matter). I think I'm gonna save my money and get one of these Clicky (http://store.yahoo.com/twincamtech/ompowquicmas.html)
I'll make a thread to see if this is a worthy mod or a waste of my money.

posted by  elchango36

good move. If you ask me RC is just a massive money pit.

posted by  Scolson

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