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The drifting craze seems to have died down to a quiet din, but this video of RC car drifting has renewed our interest, if only in a small way.
The video is interspersed with footage of real cars drifting in a closed off parking lot, which, for whatever reason, is so much less entertaining than watching their smaller-scale counterparts going ass-out around the corners of a homemade track.

In order to get the little guys to achieve some extreme oversteer, their owners apparently just removed the rubber from the rear wheels. A simple trick, but the effect is fun to watch.

[Thanks J for the tip]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Jim C: Nope, 4WD. You'd have to be pretty damn good to drift a RWD 1:10th scale RC car like in that video.
      • 9 Years Ago

      even better video that shows of the technical aspects of the cars... how are they getting those light cars to slide...
      • 9 Years Ago
      You can also put tape around the rear wheels of your RC car. I did that, and it makes for much less traction without riding on the (plastic) rims. You can cut the tape into different sizes to vary the grip, too. :)
      • 9 Years Ago
      are they rwd?
      • 9 Years Ago
      ummmm that was really boring..... here's a MUCH better vid:
      • 9 Years Ago
      They had some RC Drift cars at SevenStock 7. It got me interested in making a cool RC car. Then I realized the pavement around my house sucks and I'd have to go somewhere else to drive them. That made it seem alot less fun.

      But RC drifting is fun to try. It actually takes some practice to do it right.