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    Thumbs down Drifting

    For any of you guys that know what it is, would you like to see a Drifting section added to the Autocross & Road Racing section? It is the next major Autosport taking off here in the U.S. and is showing up around the world.

    And for those of you who don't:
    Originating as a form of street racing in the mountain passes in Japan, Drifting has grown into the major autosport of Japan, and has reached the U.S. It focuses on presice cornering at high speeds, while maintaing high RPMs and high angle of turning to be the fasted through a turn. It is a very technical sport, and requires an understanding of vehical dynamics and cornering like no other!!! Think of it as Autocross or Road Racing without really braking as much on turns, faster, and more technical. Its a real art!!!!

    And the beauty of it is that horsepower doesn't matter!!!! Like i said, it's all about technique! The offical series in Japan (and U.S.) is called the D1 Series, and in the U.S. we also have the Formula D series. For an example, the grand daddy and champion of the Pro-drifting world: Katsuhiro Ueo drives a 1986 Toyota Trueno (AE86) with 180hp and won against 400hp+ Skylines, Supras, ect. for 5 years pro!!

    Well, what you guys think???
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    I think it's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've drifted a couple of times....although it was un-intentional.

    Now tell me, how does it work drifting in a FWD car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimm
    I think it's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've drifted a couple of times....although it was un-intentional.

    Now tell me, how does it work drifting in a FWD car?
    you don't.
    its a uncontrolled (and gay) slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fierocious
    you don't.
    its a uncontrolled (and gay) slide.
    Or pulling the handbrake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimm
    Or pulling the handbrake?
    same thing. how else could they initiate it

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    Well I guess in theory if you take a corner fast enough in a FWD car the back end could slide out? I don't have much experience driving FWD cars, but it sounds plausible. /Mythbusters
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    in a FF? It takes more skill than in an FR. You can actually drift quite nice in one. See, using the handbrake is a more novice technique...for FF cars, managing the brake technique (brake-lockup & timing are best) and using vehical weight (weight transfer). Using the hand brake on drifting slows down the car, lowering the RPMs, making the drift more uncontrolled and weak. For my FF Olds, (w/o ABS) when entering a corner, i gun it till the apex of the turn, where I lock up the brakes (using a pulsing action on the pedal), and let them slide and unlocking them and doing it repeatly in a range of 5-10 seconds depending on the turn. While I do so, the dynamics of the car shift forward, and i turn hard into the turn first, and after the weight shifts I turn out of the turn with the rear of the car sliding.
    All of that is still real novice, I can do them fast (been drifting on street for 2 years) but I still have much to learn.
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    I have some friends who are into drifting. One has a 200SX with the Skyline engine swap. They're not like ricers, they're pretty cool and know about cars.

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    no, please.


    Drifting is NOT a sport. It is a fun...'past time'

    I think we are good with RR/AutoX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadder
    no, please.


    Drifting is NOT a sport. It is a fun...'past time'

    I think we are good with RR/AutoX.
    I take it you've never been to one hmmm you do a duel and tell me that doesn't give you a rush and a gut check at the same time

    I hear it lot from non car people that racing isn't a sport either
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    and yess FF will drift I managed to scare the piss out of a guy that said it couldn't be done in my old rear heavy FF buick somerset 2dr v6
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    I take it you've never been to one hmmm you do a duel and tell me that doesn't give you a rush and a gut check at the same time

    I hear it lot from non car people that racing isn't a sport either



    I dont care, it isn't a timed event. I never said it wasnt a rush, but then again sex is a rush too, but its not a sport. (yet )

    sorry, its NOT a sport that i support. It's something we Amercans do in our spare time and the Japs just took it to another level. Its a ricer 'sport' and I dont believe a GM v6 board should support it.
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