What Do You Need to Build a Drift RC Car?

Drifting has become a popular motorsport in the past few years, and RC car drifting has become increasingly popular with RC car enthusiasts. Building your own drift RC car can be a very rewarding experience, as it gives you the opportunity to customize your car and make it your own. But before you can start building your drift RC car, there are some essential components you need to get started.


The chassis is the foundation of any RC car. It provides the support for all of the other components, and needs to be strong enough to handle the stresses of drifting.

The type of chassis you need depends on what type of drifting you plan on doing. If you plan on doing high speed drifting, then an aluminum or carbon fiber chassis is ideal. If you plan on doing low speed drifting, then an ABS plastic chassis is best.


A motor is what gives your drift RC car its power and speed. There are many different types of motors available for RC cars, but for drifting a brushless motor is recommended. Brushless motors are more powerful than brushed motors and require less maintenance.


Tires are essential for any RC car, but even more so for a drift RC car as they provide grip and traction when cornering. Drift tires come in different sizes and compounds depending on what type of surface you will be driving on. Softer tires are ideal for hard surfaces like asphalt or concrete, while harder tires are better suited for dirt or gravel surfaces.

Speed Controller

A speed controller is what regulates the power from your motor to the wheels of your drift RC car. This component is important as it allows you to adjust how much power is sent to each wheel when cornering, which helps with controlling the drift of your vehicle.

To build a drift RC car, you need a chassis that can handle the stresses of drifting; a brushless motor to provide power; tires that provide grip; and finally a speed controller that regulates power to each wheel when cornering. With these components in hand, you will have everything you need to start building your own drift RC car!

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Susan Delgado