How to Make a Slot Car Drift




Introduction: How to Make a Slot Car Drift

In this instructable I will show you haw to convert you tires to a drifting or burning out slot car!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

You will need tape, scissors or something to cut the tape and a slot car. I used a carrera ( slot car brand) corvette for my drifter.

Step 2: Start Taping the Tires.

Just do the back tires as most slot cars are rear wheel drive, If you do have four wheel drive do all the tires.

You want the tape not to go too far into the wheel base so that it doesn't interfere with the wheel action itself just the traction. Flatten the tape and start to roll it around the tire. You want a car with a big enough wheelbase so that it doesn't scrape the wheel arch.

Step 3: Cutting the Tape

You can make little shreds with the tape but it is best to take a big piece and cut it later. cut off any excess tape with the scissors. Don't worry if there is a bit of tape on the outside of the wheel it wont affect the drive.

Next do this on both tires.


You can now make sure that it doesn't rub anywhere and start to burn up the track!

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    4 years ago

    Sorry folks, just redid the video as I realized that it was a bit fuzzy and crap, hope this one is better.