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Hi there,

I think this is in the right section, this is my first post so go easy on me!

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It has it original running gear, I took out the lights as they were broken. It now has 350z drift axles and wheels, and has has a Ninco 4wd belt conversion. There is a problem, the tyres seem to get no traction! They just spin, and slide the car off the track in the corners! Is it because they are drift tyres?

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I plan to make some wide arches, for the wheels also.

Thanks,
Will
 

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The tyres look a bit old and hard. Sport Track has less grip than the old Scalextric Classic track.

Have you tried cleaning them with sticky tape (it does make a difference).

Also - are you getting axle bounce when you accelerate? You could try truing the tyres as it helps keep them in contact with the track (look it up in the SlotForum search engine - top right of your screen below the banner ad).

If the tyres are not cracked you could try treating the tyres with oil (again look it up using the SlotForum search engine) or get new tyres.

With 4wd scrabbling for grip you maybe should consider Urethane tyres for the extra grip. The drift motors seem to have a bit more torque in my experience (to get the tyres to drift) and probably suffer in top end as a result. Sticky tyres are probably in order to stop the slide.

Just my opinion - others will no doubt follow...

 

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looking good would say the axles are a bit to wide but thats what you like go for it ...i am in the middle of converting a scaly rover sd1 and have used minilite wheels from scalextric restorations and they look great and not to expensive seeing the come with tyres the original idea was an axle set fron a scaly cadallac lmp car but they where wide and looked good but thought i would try minilites on same axle and not as wide but looked the part good luck with the rest of your work hope you come up with a great paint job will make it all worth while
 

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Hi guys!

Mr Modifier- I've looked at various methods, so should try some at the weekend!

scuderia turini- I may turn it into a RS1700T, but not sure yet. While I am young I still know about the old RS! I've studied 80s/90s for ages! I prefer the RS200 though
 

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QUOTE (scuderia_turini @ 4 Jan 2012, 18:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Is this going to be an RS1700T replica?
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Cheers
Richard
 

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QUOTE (will16 @ 4 Jan 2012, 19:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've studied 80s/90s for ages! I prefer the RS200 though


Good Lord - decades of my life are subjects for study. Doesn't make me feel old at all!

Nice conversion there - very interesting but I'd say tyres are the problem - they do look old and shiny. A bit like the handles on my zimmer frame.
 

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After seeing the John Welch Rallycross Escort, I'm undecided!! It would go well with my next project, 6r4 Metro Rallycrosser
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Would it be better for me to buy new tyres? If so what would you recommend?, and what size?

Kind regards,
Will
 
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