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Old 10-05-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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Drifting in a 2004 bmw 325ci

i was wonderin what ways i could do to drift in this car? i pulled the e-brake, but the emergency brake light comes on, n i have no idea how to lock my wheels...plus the car has solid power steering, so i was wondering what drifts i could do, or basic ones to practice in a parking lot
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:42 PM   #4
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:43 PM   #5
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:44 PM   #6
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:44 PM   #7
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its over 3 grand to get a diff installed, u can either ba satisfied toin half ass crappy donuts, or find a nice slick re-sealed asphalt parking lot, wait till it rains, and let it rip. thats pretty fun, other wise, start raising money for a nice expensive lsd diff. i tried the e brake thing too... pointless. theres a way to get it tightened tho.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:45 PM   #8
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lol i havent really pulled it much, just once, but after that i kinda gave up on it, so im thinkin to give up on driftin in a bmw
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what would compel anyone in their sane mind to try and "drift" an 325 ....must be high.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:49 PM   #10
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yea our e-brakes are notoriously loose, but as you probably know our cars are RWD. pulling the ebrake will stop the only wheels that move that car, and usually won't do much but slide the car a little. if you push and hold the DSC button, you will turn off traction and dynamic brake control. really be careful with that off. trust me stick to an empty parking lot with few to no lights that u can hit into. if you have a manual, keep it in a low gear and floor it into the turn. the rear wheels will spin and ur car will drift, but mostly lose control. probably a little hard to kick the rears out with an automatic, but still possible (my friend has one and is able to give it enough force on turns). like the above poster said, a diff is your best bet if you want to be serious about it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:50 PM   #11
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so 2004 bmw's dont come with a diff?
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:52 PM   #12
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:52 PM   #13
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what would compel anyone in their sane mind to try and "drift" an 325 ....must be high.
as hiiggh as a sateelliiittte, i see those flashing liiiighhttsssss lolz
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so 2004 bmw's dont come with a diff?
Um, yes, yes they do..... kinda important to the operation of the vehicle.

Not a limited slip differential- that's what you meant
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so 2004 bmw's dont come with a diff?


All cars have differentials, just different types. He's talking about a limited slip differential which comes on M3s that gives you the ability to get greater torque and transfer the power to the ground.
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This thread has bad news written all over it. You don't seem to be very knowledgeable about cars, I would suggest not even trying to drift. If you continue to do so your next thread might read something like this "I tried drifting and slammed into a poll....is it totaled?".
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:01 PM   #18
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are there different types of lsd's? which one would be suited for an 04 325ci?
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look at andysapp.com he is a pro drifter and he drives a 2001 325ci he list his mods and than go do them.... $8,000 later you can drift your bimmer
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This thread has bad news written all over it. You don't seem to be very knowledgeable about cars, I would suggest not even trying to drift. If you continue to do so your next thread might read something like this "I tried drifting and slammed into a poll....is it totaled?".
yea, im givin up on driftin, since bmw's arent rly the right car for it, n its true i kno nothing bout cars, but it gets borin just driving around...need to learn to do things no one else does
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