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Old 04-27-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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anyone have a how-to on drifting? =P

anyone have a how-to on drifting?
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Old 04-27-2004, 01:12 PM   #2
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anyone have a how-to on drifting?
Prediction: You WILL damage your car in one way or the other.

Drifting happens. You should be looking for how to avoid drifting if you want to be fast.

I understand it's become very popular to do this with your car though. I hope you get some good advice. I'll be the first to console you when you try it and hurt your car, or worse, yourself.

Good Luck, and practice on the autocross course, or find a paved empty parking lot, field or something. There should not be any thing to stop an uncontrolled spin except the fricition of rubber and pavement.

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Old 04-27-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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Wait for rain, and then find a huge empty parking lot. You'll probably want to try it first in a smaller car and then work yourself up. Or you can just do what I did, get a GoKart and go play in some dry dirt ... it's not a car, but it's a start.
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Old 04-27-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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...Good Luck, and practice on the autocross course...
Driving sideways at an autocross will earn you an instant ejection. Autocross sites are too hard to find to risk losing one because the owner/cops/neighbors usually don't like seeing peoplke driving in smokey circles.


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Old 04-27-2004, 01:28 PM   #5
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Big Parking lot at night in winter when it's just snowed.

1)turn DSC Off.
2)Start at low speeds to get a feel for oversteering.

basically you can turn your front wheels left or right, floor it, then when oversteer occurs, just counter steer.

If you go faster like I do (usually 90-100 km/hr ) (yeah it's a big ass parking lot with a nice runway) you can feather brake into an oversteer.

Or you can keep the speeds lower (30-40) and perform a J-turn by disbalancing your car, then pull up and drop the e-brake to give a litthe swing. It's almost like doing a reverse 180.

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Look where you want to go.

Practice in the wee hours of the morning 1-4am, because no one is there, and you won't risk injuring others in case something goes wrong.

If there is a car which enters the lot. Be curteous and come to a full stop and let them pass.
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Old 04-27-2004, 01:48 PM   #6
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Is drifting in any way bad for the car?
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Old 04-27-2004, 02:00 PM   #7
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Is drifting in any way bad for the car?
i would think that it's really hard on your suspension.
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Old 04-27-2004, 02:06 PM   #8
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Is drifting in any way bad for the car?
can't be good for the tires.

and there's always the risk of losing control and smashing into something.
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its very bad on your tires.
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Old 05-14-2004, 03:38 PM   #10
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Drifting - the new trend for the mad tyte y0 aZn club because they can't produce a current worldwide contender for a Formula 1 championship.

These silly kids are about 30 years late on the "drifting" thing.

To all you Alex Yoong's out there:

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Old 05-15-2004, 07:48 AM   #11
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reading, watching a dvd, or attending one (or a dozen) CCC isn't going to help you with drifting and true car control.

if you really want to learn, get a beater car and take a rally class.

also ask of the people who has posted so far, how many has FUc-Ked their car up by trying to "drift" on the public road.
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:22 PM   #12
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anyone have a how-to on drifting?
Best Motoring has a DVD called the Drift Bible.

It would be cool to have a BMW in the D1 drift competitions. Dodge has a Viper in it, so does GM with a GTO that asian kids think of as a front wheel drive grand prix.
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Old 06-11-2004, 11:06 PM   #13
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Most of the drift cars are dialed with a lot of over steering. They usually remove the rear sway bar and modify the steering column to improve turning angle.

To drift in a BMW is quite easy. BMWs are pretty balanced front to rear. It is easy to side step on any given corner with weight transfer (brake or throttle). To keep it side way, you need HP to sustain the rear wheel spinning (smoking).

I know a lot of people (at the race track) really look down on drifting. I had a classroom instructor called my action stupid (while I was one of the instructor at my BMWCCA chapter. BTW, I am the VP for my local chapter). In my opinion, drifting actually improved my driving skill. I am no longer panicing while the back end come out at the high speed corner. Yes, it does burn your rubber. But, so does driving on the track that burns fuel, brake pads, brake rotors and other things. I am sure some people here constitue that abuse to your car.

Drifting is just another form of motorsports. Please try it in a safe place. Also, to have a real cool drift, you gotta have LSD in your car. Otherwise, you can't keep going sideway too long.

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Old 06-11-2004, 11:47 PM   #14
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what does it do to the tires? just wear tread? is it harder in summer tires?
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