What Is Needed to Build a RC Drift Car?

Remote-controlled (RC) drift cars have become increasingly popular among hobbyists and racers alike. Whether it’s a street-legal model or a competition grade RC drift car, these vehicles can provide hours of entertainment and excitement. But what does it take to build one?

The first step in building a RC drift car is to purchase the necessary components. This includes the chassis, motor, wheels, tires, suspension, steering, electronics and body kit. Many of these components can be bought separately or as part of an all-in-one kit that includes everything needed to assemble the car.

Once the components are purchased, it’s time to assemble them into a functioning drift car. This requires disassembling the parts and assembling them according to the instructions provided with the kit. It is important to follow these instructions carefully as incorrect assembly could lead to safety issues or damage to the vehicle.

After assembling the vehicle, it’s time to tune it and make sure that everything is running smoothly. This involves adjusting things like steering and suspension settings as well as setting up electronic components such as speed controllers and radio gear. Tuning is an essential part of building a RC drift car and should not be overlooked as it can make all the difference in how well your vehicle performs on track.

Finally, after tuning your vehicle you will need to choose a body kit for your RC drift car. Body kits come in various styles ranging from sleek street legal designs to wild competition grade racing bodies. The body you choose will depend on your budget and personal preference but will ultimately determine how your car looks on track.


Building a RC drift car requires purchasing various components such as motors, wheels, tires and electronics; assembling them according to instructions; tuning them for performance; and selecting a body kit for aesthetics. With some patience and dedication anyone can build their own RC drift car that is ready for some serious racing action!

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Karen Watkins