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Old 04-11-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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Starting drift/touge

Aight, iam only 16 and i have been into this drifting scence for about like 2 years now.
Iam getting a car reall soon, most likly gonna be a 240sx/S13 91
which is 3gs canadian.
I have 6gs so ill have 3gs left over. That would be enough for an sr20det, or should i get tires, coilovers, etc.....
Or should i go stock at first ??

How do i start ? do i just go to a parking lot and start E-BRAKING it ??? or should i go find some tight roade so i can learn GRIP/TOUGE..

What should i do ???
DOES ANYONE WANNA TEACH ME ????????????lol
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:28 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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start stock, get to know how your car handles, then when you get that down, i'd spring for coilovers
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:37 PM   #4
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I would say, to take care of the suspension first. Make sure that the brakes are good. Make sure the rotors aren't warped or cracked. Get some good brake pads...front and rear. Maybe some braided lines wouldn't hurt. I don't think coilovers are necesary either. Some well matched springs and dampers should do just fine. There are plenty of guys here with 240s and Sylvias. I'm sure they could point you in a more precise direction, and keep you within your budget.
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:38 PM   #5
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thanks man, or i just spend all my money on a car maybe 214 95 or something.... i duno tho


HELP ???
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:46 PM   #6
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I'm looking for an S14 as well. I just want something newer, especially since it is going to double as my daily driver. I'm going to be on a tight budget also...and I know right now that I'm not going to have coilovers, and I'm not going to to have an SR20DET. But I do have a good understanding of cars, and I am mechanically inclined and creative. So think it I will be ok. I don't think it is necesary to build a clone of Kazamas' or Taniguchis' Sylvias for me to have fun.
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:50 PM   #7
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yea man tight budget is the problem
a lot of peoples have 240's but i MIGHT want something else but not shure what...
But i love 240sx's

Should i touge before drifting?
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:26 PM   #8
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Do what you feel like. I started touge first, and ended up learning how to drift there. But that's just me. Parking lot is a faster method.
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:43 PM   #9
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learn to drive before you touge OR drift
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:50 PM   #10
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Well yeah
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:57 PM   #11
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i would just drive it around and get used to whatever car you're getting..take it to the track and test it or something...i think drifting is safer than touge cuz you dont have a mountain to fall off of..unless you have big balls and drift the touge...they're two somewhat different categories...touge is mainly grip and drift is drift
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Old 04-12-2004, 01:26 AM   #12
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go to the drifting messageboard on this site and read Drifting 101 parts one, two and three
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Old 05-08-2004, 01:44 PM   #13
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yea thanks for the help
i think i would be pretty good at driving because i have been racing go karts since i was 6 and i kinda got the feel of going fast but your right i have to get better at driving before i go on the touge or drifting.


thanks a lot ppl
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Old 05-08-2004, 02:20 PM   #14
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go to the drifting messageboard on this site and read Drifting 101 parts one, two and three
Check out my signiture new guy. And please, have plenty of normal driving experience in your car before trying anything drifting related. And never try anything on a moutain road. Dont even try to take them in your S14, take mom's van or something if you want to see the sights. But until you have alot of experience the motuains are very dangerous, even just driving semi hard.
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Old 05-08-2004, 03:45 PM   #15
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My advice to you is to take your cart and get on the street in front of your house. Get 20 of your friends to hide along that street and throw things at you like teddy bears to simulate animals or shopping carts to simulate Granny Gail whipping it out of the Church parking lot on Sunday feeling invincible after speaking to God. That would come close to what it is really like on the street. Craziness. Get good at that and then you may be ready to hit the big time.

So, get god at regular driving, real good, before trying to make the rear of your car surpass the front of it. If not you might end up in a twisted pile of metal wishing that you had never heard the word Drifting or worse, your parents might just take you sweet baby away.
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Old 05-08-2004, 06:57 PM   #16
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3g's for a 240sx...hmmm...Even though you have Detroit as your location,you say your from Canada.If so,you do know you can have a Silvia for that price.240's are being priced more than Silvia K's with less than half the km on the dial too.Check your pms,I've sent a listing that you may find useful.
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:12 PM   #17
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Ghost is right. Driving is something all in itself. even before drifting.

as for drifting or any modifications to your car. Buy the car and get a 5354631461346134612 point check up and maintenence job. make sure eveyrthing is in PERFECT owrking condition before you even dare turn your car sideways. your might wind up breakin a bolt or tie arm ro something and your not gonna like it. and usually when a dealer does it, they put a warranty on the work. So just get it done. Besides it's gonna handle better with a maintenence job and feel alot better. do the basics before u modify ur car.
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:17 PM   #18
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yea man ill check it howd you know im from canada iam gonna change that now tho.
lol man were iam from their aint no mountains that is what sucks, no touge here
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:20 PM   #19
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Feint iam sending you a messege check it.

does anyone here have msn?? or yahoo
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:58 PM   #20
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look everyone im in a good mood so i just gotta say, nedinic probably has the best attitude towards drifting ive ever seen. he wuz into drifting science since he wuz fourteen (so wuz i), he doesn't ask s=dumb questions and he aint ur average noob. i think we should all give this guy some props... mad props,... this guys got a future ahead of him in drifting i can see it. keep up the good work even though u cant drive yet (i think)

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ok so hes not a noob, he wuz just asking questions that made it seem that he might be new to this. hes new to driving so u cant blame him...
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Old 07-19-2004, 08:25 PM   #21
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look everyone im in a good mood so i just gotta say, nedinic probably has the best attitude towards drifting ive ever seen. he wuz into drifting science since he wuz fourteen (so wuz i), he doesn't ask s=dumb questions and he aint ur average noob. i think we should all give this guy some props... mad props,... this guys got a future ahead of him in drifting i can see it. keep up the good work even though u cant drive yet (i think)

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ok so hes not a noob, he wuz just asking questions that made it seem that he might be new to this. hes new to driving so u cant blame him...
thanks for the compliment
i get my full license in less then 2 weeks so i cant wait till that to happen.
Ive been looking through on this site for a long long time and learned some stuff.


thanks, so if there is more i neeed to know please say so

THanks
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:31 PM   #22
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start stock, get to know how your car handles, then when you get that down, i'd spring for coilovers
Hes right you should start drifting in ur s13 stock to better know your car and when u get a bit better start adding different parts with the car and see wat happens and as u get used to those new tune ups you can add more and more until you got an unbeatable racing machine ^_^. Heheheh thats how i did it. Ciao
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:52 PM   #23
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Hes right you should start drifting in ur s13 stock to better know your car and when u get a bit better start adding different parts with the car and see wat happens and as u get used to those new tune ups you can add more and more until you got an unbeatable racing machine ^_^. Heheheh thats how i did it. Ciao
i disagree, u should change ur suspension first since it will make a big difference. if i were u i would change it as soon as possible so that u dont have to re-accustom urself with the car. at least this is how i did it when i had my hachigo and it worked fine but maybe i shouldn't have done that i dont know and nobody will ever really know since u cant start driving stock and then change ur suspension then start driving again with ur suspension changed... its scientifically impossible, but i would advise against the aforementioned advice since u SHOULD start drifting with the suspension u plan to keep, same goes for brake bias in some cases
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:40 PM   #24
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Parts and mods are only as good as the driver. Learn to drift than get think about gettin mods. You dont buy a $1000 tien drift suspension and ruin it the 1st time you drift.
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Old 07-23-2004, 08:20 PM   #25
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Yes, just learn the handling/performance of your car. And practice drifting like that until you finally get the hang of it! Once you do that you should start with the modifications to your car; such as your suspension, tires, and underneath the hood.
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