RC Drift Decals – now available without breaking the bank

Finally, some decals are available from some of the eBay shops I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this site.

Normally you’re looking at paying around £15 to £20 ($25 – $35 per set for originals from Yokomo or HPI etc, but now there are some really cool looking sets from one of my favourite eBay shops Revolution

Here are some examples below, they lead to the current auction so apologies if it’s ended, just click here to go direct to the Revolution shop.

TOYO Decals click here

RX7 with Toyo Decals

ROTORA Decals click

Upcoming Review – Yokomo MR4 Drift Chassis

Almost every RC drifter will have heard of the the MR4 chassis from Yokomo, and as it’s belt driven some will prefer to a Shafty like the Tamiya TT-01.

However, the purpose of getting this chassis is to make an almost direct comparison with Belt Drive and Shaft Driven – what are the advantages and disadvantages of each and how much do they cost to run are some questions you’ll find answered.

In order to do this, both cars will be set up with exactly the same component and final gearing (time for a calculator….) and then tested side by side whilst being filmed – in true battle drift style! I’ll then post the results up with pics and videos

Just as a side note, the Yokomo MR4 was bought for £35 ( $65) off eBay and comes with a new RX7 body shell, motor and servo – that’s a cheap entry point to drifting!

Here’s some pics of what’s on it’s way;

Budget Drift Tires! TurboHobby DC-3 and DS-F2 Drift Tire Sets

Whilst hunting around on eBay I found these REALLY cheap drift tires, full review as you read on……..

Click here for eBay seller details and shop

This eBay seller is a really genuine and nice guy, these prices are amazing considering the tires themselves are actually very good compared against Tamiya drifting tires, which I find rather frustrating because they are expensive and slow compared with these TurboHobby versions. In fact, they’re so good I’ve just ordered more! The ultra high speed tires are on their way as I type so I look forward to testing them.

Full Description;
Turbo Hobby DC-3 Drift Tire Set
DC-3 compound is for Medium speed drift.
DS-F2 compound is for medium/high speed drift
Made from injection mold.
Rounded & polished edges for better drift on corners.
No glue require to install.
Compatible with 24mm width wheel

Fitting;
Both types mentioned are easily put on the rims, but I found that some ‘encouragement’ was needed. They are such a tight fit that it meant leaning my whole body on them but they went on in the end – so that’s what the ‘no glue’ bit was about……! Also, I noticed some trimming maybe necessary on the inside of the tires just to get a flush fit but this is not an issue, especially at this price.

Driving;
I tried both the DC-3 and DS-F2 on a TT-01 with a 15T motor and another one with a Brushless motor that’s equal to a 5T. Both gave very predictable handling on tarmac, and the different compounds suited each car meaning the Brushless TT-01 was drifting in huge arcs, and the 15T TT-01 was great for tighter corners. It’s great the multiple compounds are available from the same manufacturer as it will make it easy choosing which tire you need for different surfaces.

Incidentally, both were tried on carpet and given the space I was in they were WAY more controllable than the Tamiya drift tires, so bear that in mind if you drift indoors!

On the car the they look great, and I’ve added some pics below to show what they look like on the cars, along with wheels you can get from the same eBay seller here.


BMW M3 Schnitzer Sport Evo – drift favourite lost and found

This is another body that can be tricky to find on it’s own.  Having searched eBay there are just a bunch of smashed up shells, and the internet searches just come up with complete kits………until now.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU ARE AFTER THIS SHELL! I will get in touch with one of my contacts and get them to order some in, they will be cheap!

Morfars in Denmark have it!  It’s displayed in it’s original Schnitzer paint job, but below are some pics why it’s a drifters dream……

So there’s your inspiration and here’s where you can buy it, literally the only place on the internet!

Click here for the BMW shell at Morfars

ENJOY!

Yokomo Nissan Silvia PS-13 – updated

Anybody out there seen this shell? It takes a lot of looking but I’ve just done all that for you, read on……..

This is one rare shell outside of Yokomo’s own website – www.yokomo.com with only the odd one appearing chances are you’ll be paying full whack plus delivery from the US, or Japan directly. Searches on http://www.eBay.com come up with a load of Nissan Silvia S15, but if you want this shell that’s not going to cut it!

To give you an example of what you can achieve with this shell and the right set of off set wheels and tires – check this out below

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What I’ll attempt over the coming weeks is to find out the best places on the internet to get this great shell from, what you can add such as light buckets etc., and any other mods like sticker kits – it’ll all be posted here stay tuned for updates!

The exact details are;

Part# SD-PS13BS

1/10th Scale D1 Spec DRIFT XTREME PS-13 Body Set

The body set includes everything! Decal, Masking Decal, Mirror & Wiper set, Muffler set, and Wing set Included – maybe this explains why it costs so much………

Online Shops;

Genki Dori Dori website here
Here’s the exact URL for the shell when it’s in stock (1 left as of 15th August )

………and whilst you’re there, check out the light buckets here as well;

Also at Morfars.dk for just under 60EURO
Click here for the link

eBay Stores

Click here for m.k.models it’s now ended, but I’m going to see when it’s back in stock.

Also, I have been in touch with an eBay seller called topsecret0304, he’s great for RC Drift items, and they are cheap. He has just emailed to tell me this shell will be in stock around mid-August so I will post links to the eBay page once they are up. His shop is here

There’ll be an eBay RSS feed attached to this soon to keep a live lookout.