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Old 03-20-04, 12:36 AM
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Dorifto..?

Who actually drifts their car? How much damage does it do, anyway? I'm a n00b just looking into this stuff. I don't know if I'll have the guts to "drift" my car if I ever get it... lol. I'd be my prreeeccciiooouuusss...

//edit: Sorry I know it's not racing, but I have no idea where else to put this. Please move it to the Lounge if it's a better place for it...

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Old 03-20-04, 04:10 AM
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Why don't you do a search...


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Old 03-20-04, 04:30 AM
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i drift...oki has lots a drifting ^^...i do it near sugarcane fieldz n stuff cuz im not [email protected] good...i had a 180 before...slammed it in2 a fire hydrant n messed it up baaad...but [email protected] wuz on tha streets...
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Old 03-20-04, 04:09 PM
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its not damaging if you dont crash it...well, it also depends on the way you drive it... lots of people use clutch kicks to get their car sideways...that ***** everything up... also, using the e-brake has been known to damage the rear pads quicker than normal.
other than that and the tires, drifting isnt really that much more demanding on a car than say, road racing or autoXing.....
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Old 03-20-04, 09:06 PM
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I totally forgot, I'm so used to forums that disable search. I'll do that now.
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Old 03-21-04, 10:37 PM
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i dont think clutch kicking kicking ***** up anything unless you do it right. you got to beef up your tranny thats all.
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Old 03-22-04, 09:02 PM
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i dirft my 1st gen quite a bit and i agree its all about talent and where u do it in determining how much damage you'll do. also i agree the clutch kick is the way to go goto driftsession.org they have all the techniques you need to know to do some kick *** drifting it helped me alot..
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Old 03-24-04, 06:13 PM
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a car i am doing some promotional work on is going to be participating in west coast Formula D, US drift & drift showoff. It's an FD, the car is in early stages still. It will be on display at IAS april 2nd.
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If you are into drift and want to try it but you are emotionaly attached to your RX7 then get another car. Probably one with less power if you have turbo. This way you can abuse the car and not feel bad about it......consider it your hooker. The only problem is that when you are makin love to precious you will be lusting to slide that *** end around.

I drift my car and it has went from looking good with ne w fenders w heels and paint to bent wrinkled and ugly. Do I give a ****......somewhat but those who drive understand and the only reason someones car is not messed up is because a) they don't race it or b) they immediatley take it and get it fixed after every mistake. I find that a) is more common, unless some sponsor has their name on it and dosen't want it to be bent or broken.
If you drift you will crash or you will never get better so cut the emotional attachment and use the car or get another one to have fun in.

clutch kicking is not really all that neccesary in a 7 You will drop the clutch hard sometimes but these trannys are strong and will take the abuse for a long time, just keep the good thick oil in it. Always keep fresh Diff and mission as well as engine oil in your car and it will last for a while.
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well, im sure some of you TII guys can clutch-kick all day long, but im NA, and constant driveline shocks tend to **** things up...i used to use the clutch kick to get the car sideways, (when i drove around on a blown motor with 45 hp tops) and i havent broken anything major yet, but as a precautionary measure i only go out when its raining (other wise, there wasnt any way that blown motor was going to allow me to sustain a drift) and i always use shitty rims/tires when practicing so when i curb check, i dont miss them. oh ya, my car is quite dented up as well, but all the dents happened before the car came to my possesion...

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Old 03-25-04, 09:35 PM
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what do you guys think about DTSS disablers are they worth it for drifting?

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Old 03-27-04, 03:21 PM
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yeh.. is drifting really racing?


Swifty949: Is the car still street legal? I can't see how anyone can 'compete' in D1 with a rule like: "All cars must be registered as street legal and must have valid license plate" and a few more lines up, it specifies that a 6 point cage must be installed.
The rules are just plain weird.. http://www.d1gp.com/rules.html


Clutch kicking or pulling the handbrake turns anyone into a drifter.. I'd like to see more people use the car's momentum and weight transfer to initate things; I suppose its just more difficult
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i've been drifting for about a year. you will always break stuff and stuff wears out quicker. preventive maintainence is the key. you're going to crash sometime, it's inevitable, even keiichi crashes. you go thru tyres a lot.

my advice to you if you are just starting out is use a stock car. people get too caught up in mods that they don't realize they suck and thier answer to bad driving is more parts. not a good way to go. try and find a tire shop that will let you have old tires, great for learning on. just add parts to your car as your skill progresses. if you have events near you go to those, they'll help a lot and there will be some more experienced drivers for you to learn from. if there aren't any find some empty parking lots in out of the way places to practice.

the most important part of a drift car is the driver.
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i really want to learn how to faint drift, thats when you know you got skills, i think? haha
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find a really, REALLY, big and open place to practice, if you do screw up, then you'd be cool.
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if you're in SoCal , check out www.driftday.com , they had a practice / instruction session today at the parking lot across from my kart races.


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Originally posted by 89rx7gtu
find a really, REALLY, big and open place to practice, if you do screw up, then you'd be cool.
haha yeah i know, wish me luck
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if you just use clutch kick you probably aren't very good. now that's not to say that clutch kick does not have it's place, but a decent driver will use all techniques, side, clutch kick, feint, lift off, braking, etc.

those who say if you use side brake you are not any good havn't seen in car footage of any D1 cars, as they use side. it's just when you rely on it as your sole means of getting sideways.

losing traction is the easy part, controlling and regaining traction is the hard part.
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Old 04-02-04, 05:19 AM
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i use everything, i didnt say anything like that
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it was a general reply and not directed towards you.
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Old 04-02-04, 05:53 PM
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oh i know i know
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