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Old 07-14-05, 05:32 PM
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RX-3 for Drift?

I may be able to get my hands on a rx-3. I plan on building a pure drift car and was wondering how the setup is on the rx3? would it make sense to try and build it. Or would the FC be a lot better platform?


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Old 07-14-05, 06:05 PM
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It has rear leaf springs and front struts and coils. You can add leafs to increase roll stiffness and slide.
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what do you mean by pure drift car and how much fabrication are you willing to do?

the FC's rear suspension does not allow for camber gain in roll, this makes for superb drifitng action
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Ive never seen anyone make a RX3 for drifting.

Make your fc the drift car and the RX3 your drag car.
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dont destroy an RX-3 for a 'fad'
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Originally Posted by cafcwest
dont destroy an RX-3 for a 'fad'

roger that
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rx3 is the wrong geometry for drifting.. very wrong. ( if your going to reference monster garage and the super bee don't bother) . teh FC would be 1000x better and it's still not a great drift platform. On a basic level you want to try for a car that has a much longer wheel base to width and a goodly ammount of rear turning moment. If you look at austrailia they drift 'ute's ( similar to El camino's but modern casis design. ), even a NSX or two.. but you won't find allot of 510/Rx3/corolla type early 70's cars..

drift the FC, setup the suspension for 7kgF/5-6kgR ( rear spring rates are coing down in D1 as the 'smoke show' gets you style points as well ) gets some toe eliminators and move the battery all the way to the spare tyre well.. keep it on the center line.. this will raise your moment load in a slide.
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I liked the Datsun Super Bee drift car. That thing slid good. Best of all Jesse has a super clean white Bee.
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