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Koffinb 12-27-2012 09:57 PM

Drifting
 
Random Question....are there any disadvantages to drifting our cars? I know we have a pretty complex AWD system

Iggy27 12-27-2012 11:04 PM

Probably when dsc is on cause your brakes and everything are working to keep your straight when you want to be side ways. And drifting in any car will bring faster wear and tear

KrasivataSabine 12-27-2012 11:12 PM

if you're trying to drift, you're better off with a rear-drive car, and probably not an E46. Non-Ms don't have enough power for proper drifting, not to mention the weak subframe which NEEDS reinforcement if you're going to put that much stress on it.

This is just what I have off the top of my head...

Bemwe_03i 12-27-2012 11:20 PM

dont you need rwd for that? :hmm:

Koffinb 12-27-2012 11:24 PM

i didnt mean drift sorry..i meant like sliding around and doing donuts in the snow/ice

Bemwe_03i 12-27-2012 11:27 PM

what are you like 16? lol j/k yea its not as easy on awd tried with my awd suv. But if you try you can still slide the rear, use e brake too

Koffinb 12-27-2012 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bemwe_03i (Post 15012073)
what are you like 16? lol j/k yea its not as easy on awd tried with my awd suv. But if you try you can still slide the rear, use e brake too

lol no i'm 20...and my brother and I were debating as to whether or not it could be done...I say no because would mess up drivetrain components

brandonwish 12-27-2012 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Koffinb (Post 15012069)
i didnt mean drift sorry..i meant like sliding around and doing donuts in the snow/ice

Make sure you turn off DSC and go to town. There's always the possibility of hitting a dry patch of pavement mid-slide so keep that in mind. Also keep an eye on RPMs to ensure you don't go riding the rev limiter. Other than that you should be absolutely fine. If you plan on doing it everyday it could cause significantly more wear on tires and suspension. If you just like to slide a little during a blizzard like I do you'll be fine. Enjoy and be safe

Watch out for curbs, light poles, police, etc

ImSoFreaknWhite 12-27-2012 11:33 PM

AWD would be harder I think. I know M3s are great drift cars. DSC off and the car gets sideways super easily!

brandonwish 12-27-2012 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Koffinb (Post 15012078)
lol no i'm 20...and my brother and I were debating as to whether or not it could be done...I say no because would mess up drivetrain components

It most certainly can be done. I do it in my 325ix pretty often

e46alfonso 12-28-2012 12:52 AM

yes you can have fun with an xi as most of the power (63%) goes to the back wheels. However, it is a bit unpredictable so be careful and be smart with it, don't do it with other cars around you.

Iggy27 12-28-2012 01:20 AM

Yea I have a 330xi and I can drift with it just you need to do a little Scandinavian flick to get it started. Don't you e brake you will lock up the tires then you pretty much have zero control.

Iggy27 12-28-2012 01:24 AM

Some say that the power is split 68 and 32. Others say 60 40. What is it??

B_Cyrus 12-28-2012 01:27 AM

in the ice/snow? yeah you can have a lot of fun in a ix in the snow. It will definitely drift/slide around.

Iggy27 12-28-2012 01:31 AM

It has to be snow and ice. They so heavy and underpowered for drifting on Tarmac

GotVANOS? 12-28-2012 07:37 PM

^ Not even. If its rainy the back end will come out in first gear no problem. It helps that i have 3.46s though.

GDubois 12-28-2012 08:44 PM

At least someone's making good use of that winter storm.

Iggy27 12-28-2012 09:15 PM

3.46s? What are you talking about??

rcsummers 12-28-2012 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Iggy27 (Post 15014796)
3.46s? What are you talking about??



differential/gearing

Iggy27 12-28-2012 09:50 PM

Ok that's what I thought just making sure. I wish it came with a 6 gear steptronic


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