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Drifting?

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  1. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    ok. ill be the first to admit it.

    just what is drifting? is it when you drive your car around a track and slide into the turns?
    i honestly dont see the point...
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    pretty much
    its inducing severe "controlled" oversteer

    it looks impressive
    its not fast

    it takes a lot of skill to pull it off well
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    It gives people that are into performance something "artistic" to do that the ricers will have a hard time taking over.
     
  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    it gives the ricers a chance to try doing something else that they are not qualified to be doing, in places they really shouldnt be doing it in in the first place

    i cant wait till i have to kill some fucking ricer for trying to drift around a corner and sliding into my car
    :fr:
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    That is true too...

    Carry a large pipe in your car. :D
     
  6. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    its all about the mag lite
    3-6 D cell bateries :)
    beat the shit out of a few people with my last one before the cops got it
    its even pretty usefull if you ever end up with a flat tire or something on a dark road... or maybe you need to do something under the hood at night and need some light
    who knew :huh:
    :lol:
     
  7. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I need to find my big Mag... I used to keep it in the car, and now I don't know where it is.

    Drifting is fun, but it's not a super-speed race technique. There are very few situations where drifting through a turn is faster than just driving the correct line at the limit of adhesion. I think I'll set the CRX up for drift...

    :lol:
     
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    preluderjs Senior Member

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    How do you do it in a front wheel drive car?
     
  9. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    if you have to ask you really shouldnt be doing it
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :withstupid:

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    The correct answer is you don't really. It's kind of retarded to do. Most accepted way of "faking it" is by using the e-brake to freeze the rear wheels to oversteer.

    RWD and AWD use methods of downshifting, braking to shift weight, turning, and then accel'ing to break the back end loose. Little more complicted with awd though, more power is required to get the tires to slide.
     
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    Nope. You can set up your suspension to do it without using the e-brake.
     
  13. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    exactly .... the car can be setup to have a tendancy for oversteer instead of understeer

    but i still stand by my prior statement that if you have to ask how to do it you shouldnt be doing it

    it takes a lot of steering and throttle/brake control to keep the car from just spinning out and or crashing
     
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    Yup. I'm not asking how, don't need to. :lol:

    In the CRX, drifting without spinning/crashing ought to be a LOT of fun. Nerve wracking would probably describe it better, but we'll see.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  15. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    that part wasnt directed at you .... you have a good enough head on your shoulders to know what is in or out of your ability

    it was more directed to the guy who happens to see a drifting video online and goes
    :eek: "i gotta go try that" and heads out to the nearest corner
     
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    i posted a link all about drifitng like 2 days ago.....

    drifitng is like figure skating. its a judged event on style and technique. if you spin, you are DQ'ed. its not about who gets first or last-- in fact, you don't pass. its about style and control
     
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    i have a DVD of drifting in japan and it covers a drifting competition here in the states too. basically, it takes place on a road course with lots of turns. it is judged on:

    1) how well you use the road (you should try to cover the WHOLE road, even drifting back and forth on the straights! without hitting anything.) the Signal Auto driver in the video came within about an inch of the guardrails without touching them!

    2) how well you control the drift (spinning out and sloppy drifting is bad)

    3) drift speed. the more speed you use in your drifts, the better. (this is where the pros are separated from the amateurs)

    4) how well you adhere to the actual "line" of the road (as if you were road racing).
     
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    Are you actually talking about me, because when did I say anything about trying it? I'm just not going to say anything else because maybe it wasnt.
     
  19. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    as far as the "i gotta try that" part... no that wasnt directed at anyone specificly
     
  20. phunky.buddha

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    Oh, I know. Don't worry. We'll see if I can get the rear end of that CRX stiff enough to want to play.

    :lol:
     
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