When I ventured into RWD drifting I bought a Yokomo YD-2. This decision was based on driving a YD-2 and a Sakura RWD D4, I like the way the YD-2 handled so that is what I bought. The spec tires at the local drift track, Prolevel RC was either the Mikuni Evo II Hard or the Yokomo DRA Competition Asphalt. The LHS Falcon Hobby Supply didn’t have the Mikuni’s but did have the Yokomo DRAs so that is what I bought. I practiced at home and on Fridays I went to Prolevel RC to drift with the guys from STLRC Drift. With some tips and a few adjustments I was making some progress but by YD-2 was fast compared to the other guys. Finally out of curiosity I ask why the spec tire was the Yokomo DRA Comp for Asphalt when we were running on carpet. I find out that the Yokomo DRA Asphalt wasn’t the spec tire any more. They were testing the Yokomo DRA carpet but suggested the Mikuni EVO II Hard as it was still the #1 spec tire. Nobody local had them so I found some at a Drift Shop in Florida and ordered a set. The arrived Saturday so I mounted them in a set of MST rims that I had bought for a project I was working on. When I tried them of the 1st time I couldn’t believe the difference in them and the Yokomo’s. The YD-2 was much slower and easier to drift. I had shot some video a couple days before of me practicing which I do from time to time to check on my progress. So I shot some video with the Mikuni’s and them edited the 2 together to make a Drift Tire Comparison, Yokomo DRA Competion for Asphalt vs Mikuni Evo II Hard.
My track is covered with PolyMat to mimic the Ozite carpet track at Prolevel RC’s drift track. I can’t wait until Friday so I can go try the Mikuni’s on the track at Prolevel RC