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Old 01-17-2004, 05:44 AM   #51
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i know its an old a s s thread but... since its the topic of drifting trucks... i just had to add my experiences in here... i drifted a 79 el camino with a smallblock 305 v8... that sh!t rawks... although it has several pieces miising form the engine... and a few days ago spit an exhaust manifold bolt onto the framerail it still hauls a s s and the missing bolt makes a nice little rumbling sound... anywayz i was getting sideways in my school parking lot when i decided to let off the gas... big mistake... ended up hopping the left rear tire from too much sidewall flex and almost popped it... plus i broke the throttle cable clip somehow... so i had to idle out of the parking lot and across the street which wasnt that fun... so yeah anywayz thats my truck drifting...

stupid censors...
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Old 02-15-2004, 06:41 AM   #52
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ha ha sorry. I already have a drift truck its a 93 nissan hardbody
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:36 PM   #53
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Heres a little inspiration for ya:

FC RX-7 rear end in a Hardbody, obviously for a different reason than you are lookin at, but you get the point:




Not sure what this is, might be stock Hardbody suspension for all I know:




And some more glory shots:




My .02--I think it would be badass, for real. Heres some pics of my RB20 in the bed of a friends Hardbody. That experience gave me the exact same thoughts you are having. I promised myself Id look into it more later, so if you do set this up, WRITE ABOUT IT, and TAKE PICS!!!!! Help us poor shmoes who are last to do everything!!!




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Old 02-17-2004, 07:13 PM   #54
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Wtf drifting trucks the silvia truck is ok but *Censored**Censored**Censored* drifitng trucks is *Censored**Censored**Censored*!
and drifting a freakin old toyota corolla is *Censored**Censored**Censored*! ...please

drifting is about having fun...if all your gonna do is say something dumb like that...don't even say it..its a waste of bandwith....
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:05 PM   #55
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:30 AM   #56
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hahaha! ...last I checked, ALL trucks were rear wheel drive!
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:28 PM   #57
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lol even my custom built front wheel drive truck??
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:28 PM   #58
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lol even my custom built front wheel drive truck??
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:29 AM   #59
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Yes, even that one...

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Old 02-19-2004, 02:25 PM   #60
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Was that the one with the MoTec system exhaust?
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:18 PM   #61
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If you've ever bagged a mini truck, the easiest way in my opinion, is a 4 link in the rear. If you know what you're doing you could make it a solid 4-link, and use coil overs in place of airbags. I'm working on a functional design right now.
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Old 03-13-2004, 11:32 PM   #62
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jes remove the back canopy of a s13 or skyline. yes, the skyline truck has been done and its ugly (yes, as in ugly, not ugly T!tE y0s)
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Old 07-10-2004, 03:07 PM   #63
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I have to put this whole mess to rest. visit this link and see pictures of me drifting my 02 tacoma. its lowered 4 inches all around with regular kyb gas-a-just shocks. learn to drive a truck then adjust the truck where needed. Vaughin Gittin Jr (falken tire pro driver) drove it a few weeks back and all he said i should do is adjust tire pressures in the back and eventually get a new better clutch.

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Old 07-12-2004, 02:15 PM   #64
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From the video's I've seen at ImportFanatiX, Toy holds it down pretty well.

The Drift Truck has been born!

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Old 07-14-2004, 03:36 PM   #65
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well.. i tired drifting for my first time ever...
and i just happen to drive a mini truck..

for my first time, i got a lot of comments on how well i was doing..
i dont ave vids yet.. but here are some pics i uploaded..

http://www.rushbaby.xeonstarr.com/narush/truck/CDD
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:22 PM   #66
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Hey people I am new to the website but I just have something to say I have been drifting in my f150 for like 2 years now. I have learned i need more power and i need a drop. It seems although my truck is not meant to drift but i am defying those laws by drifting in it no matter what. However learning was a pain in the *Censored**Censored**Censored* and money worth. I lost a rim and blew my motor drifting. It seems my motor could not take the harsh shifting and revving. So I still have the same Straight 6 in it but now i have a huge monster tach, a double core radiator, water temp gauge, air\fuel ratio guage, and some 16 inch rims on it now. It seems although i still need a drop and too keep my motor more cooler. Seeing i live in houston and seeing the El Camino drift made me mad. I wanted to be the first truck drifter but it seems THat derek had more money and more skills than me and so i respect him. but hopefully next season i have enough money to enter Driftshowoff when it comes back and show derek some competition although i will have less power. anyways i will see yall on the track soon.
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:46 PM   #67
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seeing the El Camino drift made me mad. I wanted to be the first truck drifter but it seems THat derek had more money and more skills than me and so i respect him. but hopefully next season i have enough money to enter Driftshowoff when it comes back and show derek some competition although i will have less power. anyways i will see yall on the track soon.
what the helldoes that mean? just because he entered a "big time" event doesnt make him the first pick up drifter. and i dont care what anyone says, those el caminos and ford rancheros are not pickups. a pick up has a cab and a bed.
what year is you f150, the older ones are a pain to lower because of the i beam set up they use in the front but i am sure it shouldnt be to hard since you can just pick up a mag and start ordering all kinds of crap for it. show some pictures.
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:57 PM   #68
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All of this ego crap, needs to stop. With the "first drifting trucks" and these hopes of being better than people and dissing people. Im not a mod, but I'd like to let everyone know that this is supposed to be a community. Yes you can drift a truck, its not that big of a deal, competition in a truck is a bit different, how so? Its more difficult than riding along in a 240SX! I have a '00 Frontier with a VLSD dropped with some custom springs for a slightly stiffer ride, with no real intention of making this a competition drift truck. Ive been out there putting this things into power overs and shift locks for a while, so please don't start with this "im a pioneer stuff." Just know that yes its possible to drift a truck, be happy with what you drive, and drive the hell out of it. I think a more conventional vehicle like an FC3S, or S13 would be much easier, but if you want to drift a truck, then by all means drift a truck. Just come on people, drifting is not drag racing, or street racing, if you got an ego...I beg you, do not bring it into this sport.
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:03 PM   #69
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i get my license back today!
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:07 PM   #70
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:08 PM   #71
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IT's a 1995 straight 6 basically stock.
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:12 PM   #72
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Who cares who was first, all of you get better and get out there. I love Truck Drifting and think that you guys rock.
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:09 PM   #73
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IT's a 1995 straight 6 basically stock.
5 speed? short bed? stepside? you need atleast a 6/8 drop. are those 6s overhead cammed?? maybe yuoo should do a custom turbo for it if you have the funds. or do a custom swap with a 2JZte from a supra. or since its a big pickup, drop in a Ford crate big block. you could also, if you dont care, have a fuel cell placed just behind the rear axle after lowering the truck (so you know how low you can mount the fuel cell safely) and installing a 4 link and custom QA1 coil overs at all four corners.
And to everyone else, instead of Us (pickup truck drifters) being know as either the first guy(s) to drift trucks or what ever, i would rather be known as one of the guys to get advice from when thinking about drifting a truck
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Old 08-07-2004, 07:30 AM   #74
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I've seen a clip of Kazama drifting a tow-truck. Entertaining but gets boring quick. In my opinion, seriously drifting a truck is a waste of talent and money that could be spent on a platform that better suited for drifting. People or so geared toward being different that they forget to get better.
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:29 PM   #75
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HAHA someone brought my post back from the dead...

i think the art and overall look of this truck is what should be focused on. back then it was totally unique to talk about drifting a truck, let alone a custom truck...

That white toyota has my approval but still nowhere near where this project would go if reality was now.. no, its not unbelievably crazy simple to do actually just my money goes somewhere else..

And that RX-7 rearend is the way to go deffinatly looks so perfect to...

I hate when extended cabs try to pull that s.hit off it just looks bad. and no offense but the Elk Drift is just sad.

thanks for finding this thread for me guys...


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