#33432 Stage-D Conversion Set for Nitro 3
Now available from HPI Racing is the Stage-D drift conversion package for the
Nitro RS4 3 Evo nitro touring cars
. Drift events like
D1 Grand Prix
are becoming extremely popular in Japan and America, and have made full scale drifting one of the most exciting and fastest growing motorsports in the world. The thrill of sideways drift action has been captured in the new Stage-D kit, with specially designed drifting tires and the screaming high-rev power that only a nitro car can provide. Imported from Japan for true "JDM" status, the Stage-D conversion is a complete set that transforms the HPI Nitro RS4 3 Evo car into a mid engine drifting machine. There have been a few electric drift cars on the market, but the HPI Stage-D Conversion Set is the first-ever nitro drift package!
Included in the Stage-D conversion is a mid-engine chassis that relocates the engine to the middle of the car to optimize the balance of the car for drift driving, tested and designed by the HPI Japan drift crew. The new chassis is precision machined from 3mm aluminum for durability and track-tuned stiffness. Strategic lightening holes shift the balance of the car to the front, making the car pivot and drift easily in the corners. Fully countersunk chassis holes allow for extremely low ride height.
For custom looks, the alloy chassis is anodized in brilliant purple. And, all of the necessary chassis conversion hardware is included... front and rear drive shafts, exhaust header, billet alloy servo mounts, alloy upper deck stand-offs, zero degree rear uprights, screws, fuel tubing and an instruction manual to make the conversion easy.
Just like the real drift cars, lightweight carbon fiber is included for maximum performance and durability. The Stage-D upper deck is made from high tech 2.5mm carbon fiber, as are the front chassis brace and receiver tray. The carbon fiber parts look great and add stiffness to the chassis. Based on the mid-engine chassis design, the upper deck relocates the electronics and fuel tank for a front biased weight distribution that allows the car to slide smoothly and hold a steady drift through the corners.
Special drift tires are included, molded from hard compound rubber that has been developed purely for drifting. The HPI Japan drift team did extensive testing to find a hard compound that allows high revving nitro drifting on paved surfaces, with extreme durability for hours and hours of drift action. To mount the tires, high impact nylon 5 spoke wheels are included, 26mm up front and 30mm in the rear that feature a realistic deep dish/large lip look that fit perfectly on a wide range of 200mm R/C of JDM-style tuner car bodies like our
Nissan Silvia S15 (#7479)
Mazda RX-7 FD3S (#7482
Nissan 350Z (#7485)
Toyota Supra (#7486
The shiny chrome finish comes pre-masked in the tire bead are to make gluing the tires quick and easy.
There's nothing like the power, sound and smoke of a nitro engine to make the drift action as realistic as possible. Beyond the sight and sound advantages over electric cars, this nitro conversion allows virtually non-stop extended drift sessions, no waiting for batteries to charge, no dumping, no bogging down in the corners, just peg the throttle and let the power of the nitro engine haze the tires for realistic drift action! The Stage-D Conversion Set is imported from Japan in limited quantities, packaged in a special translucent carrying case that can be re-used for parts storage (tires, decals etc.).
Stage-D Drift Package Features:
Exotic woven carbon fiber upper deck for light weight and durability.
Mid Engine Chassis
Optimized weight distribution for drift performance. 3mm machined aluminum for extra strength.
The power, sound and smoke of nitro power for realistic drift action.
Special compound for easy drifting and long life, with realistic looks.
Deep Dish Wheels
Tuner inspired 5-spoke design, high gloss shiny chrome finish.
Alloy Servo Mount
Machined billet aluminum design for durability, adjustable for a variety of servos, purple anodized for custom looks.
Special Tube Header
High flow tube header made specifically for the mid engine chassis layout.
Hardware and Instructions
Hardware needed for the conversion and complete instructions included!