Suspension is an essential part of how an RC Drift car performs. The combination of springs and dampers can make your drifter better or worse. Springs are a small segment of suspension tuning, but is one of the easiest aspects to tune with instant feedback. The stiffness of the springs will reflect the rebound rate of your chassis. Max Speed Technology (MST) has several sets of springs made for RC Drift application. Changing different spring hardness will have an effect on how your can handles and performs. This option part review will compare MST drift springs to Tamiya on-road springs (53440). Max Speed Technology has released a new series of drift springs for 1:10 scale RC drifting. The new springs at 28mm length are longer than traditional tamiya springs generally at 26mm. The new longer springs provide better and more consistant spring rebound rates for greater on track performance. These springs are also available in several rebound rates from Super Soft to Hard spring rates for user customization.
MST springs are 28mm in length and come in four different stiffness’; hard (silver), medium (gold), soft (red) and super soft (white). These springs are longer than the Tamiya on-road springs (53440) by approximately 2-3mm.
The MST spring coils are thinner for softer spring rate, compared to the thicker Tamiya springs that are generally used for touring car racing. MST Springs utilize thinner windings which allow for a noticeably softer and in return produce a reactive rebound effect. The extra length in the springs allow for better consistency and performance. When used on both the MS-01D Pro and the FS-01D chassis, the suspension characteristics are greatly enhanced. The variety of springs are easily switched to allow for best driving characteristics. Personally we prefer a reactive driving behaviour, so the softer springs worked best for us. We have even started using MST springs for some of our other chassis.
We would recommend these springs for any drifter looking for better spring options!
These springs are sold in pairs for approximately $4.50USD or as an entire set of 4 pairs for $14.00USD. Compared to Tamiya on-road springs (53440) which approximately priced at $15.00USD. The new MST Drift springs are designed with softer spring rates more suitable to RC Drift use. They are priced very competitively and perform very well! We have even started using some of these springs on some of our other non MST chassis.
If you are an RC Drift tuning enthusiast then these springs are for you. The longer and softer variety of springs are very suitable for tuning. These springs will add a new aspect to tuning your MST chassis. MST springs are made of quality material for maximum longevity and consistent spring characteristics. The hardest spring are comparable to soft Tamiya springs, so this should provide a reference for how they are and will provide your RC Drift chassis. These are highly recommended and are now available at your local MST dealer. Happy tuning and always be sliding, thank you for reading 🙂