ok, i figured it out.
the key is that ifrit tanks are considered steel tanks.
so on the server, you delete everything in the main entities 'RaceTank' folder
when you add in the ifrit tank skin mods -> do not use the AddOns folder.
put the ifrit mods in the appropriate main folders, and
in the dedicated cfg file, specify AI tanks to be steel tanks only.
and all the AI tanks are now ifrits. again, this is on the server only.
on the client side, just use the addons folder for the ifrits mods
woohoo, my bro, 666, will be happy
the download in the first post,
contains the ifrit tank skin mods
and all of the CTF maps if you
decide to try out the ifrit CTF server.
an easier way is go into (addons)Entities\racetank
look for (Name =) and type # next to it like this (#name =)
also if players want their own skins on your server, for admin, client eyes only. you can make a secret (-Type)
look for (Type = nort2) and change it to (type = NortA) that way no matter who plays as Liquid Falcon on client side, gets the Modded tank instead.
those who know the password aka (type = *secret*) can only use that custom tank
that allows anyone with different computers to connect anywhere in the world with their own tanks or skins. making the AI use a different set of tanks..
best of all nobody can copy you. play as you ;)