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Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 06-24-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,391
Posted By Drift For Food
It's important to understand both sides of...

It's important to understand both sides of performance driving. It depends on what your goals are with drifting, but in order to be a well rounded driving, it is good to understand both grip and...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 06-24-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,831
Posted By Drift For Food
Careful about the coilovers. Cheap stuff is...

Careful about the coilovers. Cheap stuff is cheap for a reason. Just because you can buy a set for $1k doesn't mean you should. Research your options and actually buy something that is well built....
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 10-07-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By Drift For Food
Miatas are ones you've yet to think about.

Miatas are ones you've yet to think about.
Forum: TECH Discussion Forum 09-26-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,540
Posted By Drift For Food
I'm just a fan of superchargers. :p ...

I'm just a fan of superchargers. :p

Although turbos have been more efficient designs.
Forum: DRIFTING Technique Forum 09-25-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 49,088
Posted By Drift For Food
Very much agree. It's very useful to know and...

Very much agree. It's very useful to know and understand what's on both sides of the traction limit and know what to do when you do eventually oversteep. I kind of think of it this way. If you can...
Forum: DRIFTING Technique Forum 09-25-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,069
Posted By Drift For Food
Part of the problem is the car setup. It becomes...

Part of the problem is the car setup. It becomes helpful to start (or continue) to tune the car to behave correctly and improve it's transition behavior. It really depends on what you are actually...
Forum: DRIFTING Technique Forum 09-25-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,940
Posted By Drift For Food
Springs + dampers will have a larger overall...

Springs + dampers will have a larger overall impact.
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 09-25-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By Drift For Food
Google. There's lots of info on the different...

Google. There's lots of info on the different platforms.
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 09-25-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,717
Posted By Drift For Food
Anything can drift. However the laws of physics...

Anything can drift. However the laws of physics will limit what you can do with a particular vehicle. For example, the first real car I started drifting on was an old 89 Buick Lesabre, fwd, auto,...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 09-25-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,177
Posted By Drift For Food
I've drifted a POS Ford Ranger. :p It had a tiny...

I've drifted a POS Ford Ranger. :p It had a tiny 4 banger though, so it really only worked fluidly in the winter where traction was low enough to have "adequate" power. It could do gravel...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 09-25-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,261
Posted By Drift For Food
Why specifically that year?

Why specifically that year?
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 09-25-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By Drift For Food
The price range will limit the year range of...

The price range will limit the year range of available rwd cars. Also, most cars in stock form do not drift happily, so expect some investment towards upgrades beyond the cost of the car. You want...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 09-25-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By Drift For Food
It can when you understand it. Understand the...

It can when you understand it. Understand the science and become familiar with the various drift techniques and how they work. Knowing why things happen is a big part in being able to effectively...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 09-25-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,997
Posted By Drift For Food
I would have immediately said Miata, but if you...

I would have immediately said Miata, but if you want cargo room, it's a little small.

You can look at old Bimmers. You can grab one decently cheap, and there's a good amount of aftermarket...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 09-25-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,152
Posted By Drift For Food
There's nothing stopping you from being able to. ...

There's nothing stopping you from being able to. It's simply a matter of application of techniques and what you can and can't do with the configuration.
Forum: DRIFTING Technique Forum 08-17-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 152,346
Posted By Drift For Food
You've got your work cut out for you. Awd is not...

You've got your work cut out for you. Awd is not easy to drift in. It takes more power and needs to be done with more balls. The Audi awd system is not the best. Arguably, Porsche has the best...
Forum: DRIFTING Technique Forum 08-17-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,729
Posted By Drift For Food
Low power means you need to start with a very...

Low power means you need to start with a very neutral or slightly oversteer oriented chassis setup. A high powered car can simply light up the rear tires. On a low powered car with only around...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 08-17-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By Drift For Food
Or a miata...or mustang...or a number of other...

Or a miata...or mustang...or a number of other rwd cars that you can make handle decent and add enough power.
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 08-17-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,848
Posted By Drift For Food
One challenge with the older Vettes is that they...

One challenge with the older Vettes is that they are actually pretty crappy cars to drive. They were essentially mechanical penises for lack of a better description. This is just how the old Vettes...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 08-17-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By Drift For Food
The "best" is a relative term. A lot of cars are...

The "best" is a relative term. A lot of cars are suitable for getting into drifting. The 240sx just has a good following and is well known. There's plenty of aftermarket support too, so you can...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 08-17-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,235
Posted By Drift For Food
The Camry isn't a good starting point. I concur...

The Camry isn't a good starting point. I concur that this shouldn't be a project car. However, you can do basic drifting with it. You are limited however. You're stuck with braking and feint...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 03-13-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,472
Posted By Drift For Food
Consistency makes drifting easy. Inconsistency...

Consistency makes drifting easy. Inconsistency makes the challenge. It requires you to be able to read the road and react to different grip levels on all 4 corners. This doesn't depend on the road...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 03-13-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,254
Posted By Drift For Food
Not much you can do with that car. You can't...

Not much you can do with that car. You can't beat free though. You have the possibility to sell it and put a good chunk towards a rwd or another awd Subaru.

This isn't to say you can't start...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 01-28-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,332
Posted By Drift For Food
At the sub ownership level, you should really be...

At the sub ownership level, you should really be looking at video games, good ones with good physics engines. Buy a good racing wheel with a full shifter and clutch pedal (Logitech G25, Fanatic...
Forum: NEW to DRIFTING (BEGINNERS) Forum 01-28-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,472
Posted By Drift For Food
Different friction levels create different...

Different friction levels create different experiences. Part of it is the tire/road surface interaction. Some tires like the wet and are "grippy" and stable. Some are much more irratic in the wet....
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