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Old 03-21-2009, 10:08 PM #43
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2.4 radio systems aren't that expensive anymore...and we all know that it's really not the car when it comes to drifting, it's the finesse of the driving skills. I've seen guys with t-maxx's drift better than people with RS4's and a d-box, it's all about the skills
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:54 AM #44
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2.4 radio systems aren't that expensive anymore...and we all know that it's really not the car when it comes to drifting, it's the finesse of the driving skills. I've seen guys with t-maxx's drift better than people with RS4's and a d-box, it's all about the skills
Well a d-box probably makes you worse in the long run. I don't know a damn thing about radio systems expect for the fact that there are pistol grip ones and ones with little sticks, but I know that I love my cheap *** little thing and
it seems to let me get the job done.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:07 AM #45
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2.4ghz technology is the big thing now, never have to worry about people crossing frequency's, little to no interference. Spektrum has their system and Futaba has the FASST system, pretty soon you won't have to worry about crystals at all because they're starting to include 2.4 systems with RTR kits, i know Losi has them with all their stuff now.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:46 PM #46
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I am looking for a fun but CHEAP drift car, I read this thread and most ppl say the Tamiya tt01 is a good and cheap car. But what I did see was everyone raving about all the ups avail for it. I don't want to have to buy a cheap drift car and buy another 100+ worth of **** to make it good.

I am not new to RC I have and continue to do quite abit with Nitro. However this would be my first time with electric. My question is what would be the best STOCK and CHEAP drift car only being used to mess around with in parking lots when i'm bored. My buddy has a Nitro rs4 which he just bought so drift tires for and that is pretty cool, but I want something that the neighbors arn't going to get pissed at me for when I drive it.

If I get the tt01 does it need ups or is it good out of the box. Also never being in electric before. Does the tt01 come with batteries and all that if not what would I need to run 25-30 mins. I have read all the different types of motors and batteries, brushless, lipo all that stuff buy i dont really know what any of it is. Again im a nitro guy. Not looking to get a bunch of info just pointed in the right direction for a good drift car to play with, BUT i will not break the bank. SO its something cheap or not at all.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:25 AM #47
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you don't HAVE to put a ton of upgrades on a TT01, we do it because we can. It's like putting a **** ton of upgrades on an Ion, it's a decent cheap gun that gets the job done but it can be upgraded like crazy.

It will be fine out of the box if you get the RTR, it will need a battery pack. I wouldn't bother with a brushless/Lipo setup if you want to stay cheap, you could do just fine with a 12t brushed motor and a decent sized battery.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:52 AM #48
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You don't need anything really for a TT01.
When buying it, look into the RTD (Ready to Drift) packages, because they have a few of the upgrades that some more experienced people get.
If you want something that is really good stock, take a look at the HPI E10. It's a little more expencive, but it is truly ready to drift. It has a lot of the favorite upgrades like ball bearings, but it is a chain drive, so be prepared to buy more chains if you're gonna drive it on a rocky surface.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:34 PM #49
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you don't HAVE to put a ton of upgrades on a TT01, we do it because we can. It's like putting a **** ton of upgrades on an Ion, it's a decent cheap gun that gets the job done but it can be upgraded like crazy.

It will be fine out of the box if you get the RTR, it will need a battery pack. I wouldn't bother with a brushless/Lipo setup if you want to stay cheap, you could do just fine with a 12t brushed motor and a decent sized battery.
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You don't need anything really for a TT01.
When buying it, look into the RTD (Ready to Drift) packages, because they have a few of the upgrades that some more experienced people get.
If you want something that is really good stock, take a look at the HPI E10. It's a little more expencive, but it is truly ready to drift. It has a lot of the favorite upgrades like ball bearings, but it is a chain drive, so be prepared to buy more chains if you're gonna drive it on a rocky surface.
If you need any more help, PM me.

Thanks both of you for the advice. I will look at both and see what I can find. Any battery recommendations? Like I said completely new to electric. Also for the different batteries what kind of run time am I looking at so I know if i need to buy 2 or if just 1 will be ok.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:54 PM #50
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i'd buy 2, depending on which size you get, you can average on anywhere from 15-30min run times.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:59 PM #51
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Thanks both of you for the advice. I will look at both and see what I can find. Any battery recommendations? Like I said completely new to electric. Also for the different batteries what kind of run time am I looking at so I know if i need to buy 2 or if just 1 will be ok.
Grab 2.
That way you can charge one while you use one.
Everyone I know that drifts uses 2.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:10 PM #52
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how much run time can i expect from a Tenergy 7.2V 4500 maH battery? I know different things I am sure can effect run time just an educated guess would be nice. 15 min? 20 min? Honestly if I could get that I would be happy. I got a tt01 it is coming with 2 batteries so just wondering. I guess I will find out soon enough =)
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:15 PM #53
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:24 PM #54
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each, nice. that is even better then expected.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:33 PM #55
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:51 PM #56
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:01 AM #57
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i got sprit2 and it is easy to drift
also tt01 suck ball at drifting to heavy and hard to find part
um you obviously havent heard of gpm, yeah racing, or 3 racing, or even tamiya for that matter because if you did you would find you can build a tt01 form their aftermarket parts alone... here a few that a guy in my rc drift club owns






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Old 04-15-2009, 07:53 PM #58
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Alright, I got my tt 01 and I am pretty disappointed with the power this thing has. I know its a base model and is bone stock. I just expected more. I dont have the pvc "drift tires" on and I am sure that will change the drift abilities but right now the thing goes like 8 mph and doesn't really seem like it is worth the effort.

Maybe if I upgrade the power plant in this thing? Any recommendations. Again all I am looking for is something fun to play around with and spend as little as possible. But what I have now seems like its for little kids..........
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:55 PM #59
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you can get a 12t brushed motor for pretty cheap, about $25 actually. Just do that and you'll have more than enough power to drift. Although i'm positive it can go faster then 8mph stock, they can do at least 25mph, are you sure your batteries are charged?
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:16 PM #60
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should have gotten a tc3...
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:24 PM #61
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why? TT-01's are cheap as hell, unlimited upgrades and can drift just fine
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:28 PM #62
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you can get a 12t brushed motor for pretty cheap, about $25 actually. Just do that and you'll have more than enough power to drift. Although i'm positive it can go faster then 8mph stock, they can do at least 25mph, are you sure your batteries are charged?
haha, yeah they are charged, it goes faster then 8 it is just at lot slower then I expected I guess. My 1/8 scale inferno gt can push 60+ and it gets there QUICK around 200ft. I am not really comparing the 2 but I hear all these people talk about how much faster/better electric is. Again I know I am working with a Cheap BASE model electric, I have no doubts if I dropped some cash I would have some crazy fast 100+mph in crazy short distance electric car. I guess I just expected a little more.

If i was to go with a 12t ( i think that means 12 turn??) motor what all would I need to get just the motor and swap it out? Or would I need to get some other new electric things.


I had a TC3 about a year ago. It was a nitro version with an OS .18 that thing flat out MOVED.... I am not unhappy with my tt01 I guess i just expected something different. If I can spend 25$ or a little more and get some more speed and torque I will be very happy with it. Seems fairly well made, handles pretty well is small and fun. I just expected a little more speed I guess is all.
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make sure your ESC can handle a 12t motor, if it can, it'll be a direct swap
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