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Old 09-14-2004, 01:04 PM   #2
malcolm
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the corvette has excellent balance, but you'll want to take out as much weight as you can (ie. gut the doors, remove all interior, etc, etc). Our racecar is down to 2720 without fuel or driver, and that is with an extensive cage... The only drawback would be the handbrake, as it operates as a "drum-within-disc" at the rear. We all know drum brakes suck, and it wouldn't even come close to locking the rears. Once you are sliding, however, it may still help with adjusting your drift angle.

You say you're new to drifting? Well, do yourself a favour and don't learn how to drift in your corvette. If you can afford a corvette, you can likely afford to drop a few grand to pick up a cheap 240 or RWD Corolla (AE86). Learn in one of those, so you can learn to drift with low power. Then after you've mastered that, try the corvette. It will seem so much more stable compared to the others, and probably easier to drift. Still, keep in mind that it's better to crash a $5000 car while learning than to do the same to a $60,000+ car.
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