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11 Jun

Drift Tires

Here’s what you’ll need to make some drift tires:

ABS 2″ tubing
hacksaw
mitre box
ruler
angle bracket
C-clamp
Hand clamp

You don’t need all this stuff, all you really need is the ABS tubes and hacksaw. The other stuff just makes your job easier.

Most of this stuff can be bought at your local hardware store. The ABS tubing can be found at Home Depot, Rona, Lowes etc. I got a 3′ segment for $3CDN. I also made about 20 wheels, that’s 5 sets of tires for $3!!

A ruler is necessary of course but you can also use your wheels to measure out the segments.

I got the mitre box at Canadian Tire for like $6. Basically, it makes it easier to make straight clean cuts. Hacksaw was $1 at the dollar store. The other stuff I had lying around the house. You’d probably spend, at most, like $10 on all the materials.

Measure 1″ from the saw line and clamp the L-bracket to the mitre box with the C-clamp. The L-bracket will be used as a stopper guide. Put the ABS tube up to the L-bracket, clamp it tight so it won’t move with the hand clamp. Then start sawing.

After they’re cut, you can use sand paper to clean up the edges. My HPI rims fit nice and snug on them. It requires a little bit of effort to make them fit.

The rims do look decent, but in the photos below I didn’t sand them yet.

In a perfect world, I’d have a table saw and in a even more perfect world I’d be rich enough to afford real drift tires! :)

Pictures just in case my English is bad:






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