: drift tyres



drift crazy
05-09-2008, 02:08 PM
howdy again, just wondering about these ABS tyres. Are they made by a model agent or are they home made? Ive got a set of yokomo and hpi and laser tech(super hard, good on front) are any of these made of the ABS material Im hearing about?

vpmaniac
05-09-2008, 02:26 PM
nah they are all made of harden rubber (im pretty sure)

abs is a homestyle thing they are mostly from the states although you can make abs tires out of blue green or yellow line abs... just gotta source some from your local plumbers etc

but if you want to get some drift tyres hit up one of tha austrlian rc drift forums

vic: rcd1.org

brisbane:
brizdrift.org

perth/adelaide:
ausdrift.net

sydney:
sydneyrcdrift.com

if you hit the site thats in your home state up for abs you will be pointed in the right direction...

on top of which one of the guys sells us abs on rcd1 which is the best qualiy abs you can get (personal testing not a shameless plug)

and yeah as a bonus you get to check out the australian rc drift scene on the forums as they are chok full of help stuff

Boutzb
05-09-2008, 02:26 PM
ABS are for electric drifters. you wouldn't want them for nitro. maybe you can give the shimizu brand a try, they have a bit more grip than ABS.

all the sites that vpmaniac listed are electric drifters.

nitro-drifter
05-09-2008, 02:29 PM
Drift Crazy - the advice you got last time you asked this remains the same. Suggested the hard rubber compound for a good reason. The plastic tyres are useless on a nitro. Too much engine power do gain any control.

damstachizz
05-09-2008, 02:41 PM
Not only that, depending on the pipe location, it can literally melt the plastic.

vpmaniac
05-09-2008, 02:45 PM
oh sorry i didnt know it was a nitro... yokomo drift tires seem to be the best for nitro's.....

and yes all the sites i gave you were electric but still have a bit of info on drifting and drift setups etc.... :)

but good luck in your drift quests

main_event
05-09-2008, 03:08 PM
howdy again, just wondering about these ABS tyres. Are they made by a model agent or are they home made? Ive got a set of yokomo and hpi and laser tech(super hard, good on front) are any of these made of the ABS material Im hearing about?

ABS is similar to PVC. ABS is black whereas PCV is white. Both are piping used for plumbing but these days ABS is used exclusively for drainage whereas PVC can be used for cold water piping and CPVC is rated for hot and cold water piping

PVC is stronger and more rigid, whereas ABS is softer (slightly more grip for your drifter)