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DRIFTING

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by c17r15, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. c17r15

    c17r15 Junior Member

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    i've had this discussion with my friends a lot of times,

    on the track, if tire wear isn't an issue,

    in theory,

    wouldn't drifting turns (drifting the best line) be faster than

    brake - turn in - turn out - accelerate?

    save time from the braking by rubbing the rear tires to slow down, while turning.

    ??
     
  2. chet

    chet Senior Member

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    no, not at all.

    go to an auto-x and watch the best drivers...

    and while drifting is fun, its not as efficient.
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Most of the time- no. Drifting is ok if you're hitting the apex just right and you slide just a little bit, that's really impressive- but most of the time you would use drifting in low traction situations like rally racing or to block out an opponent.
     
  4. chet

    chet Senior Member

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    my previous post excludes rallying...
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :D

    Damn, you posted while I was typing... oh well. I should have just hit "submit".

    :lol:
     
  6. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    go karting, and you will see how drifitng is NOT fast at all. we loose a couple seconds on a 12-second tack when we mess around and drift.

    Drift races are about style- not about who comes in first.

    Drifting - its like watching ice skating.. lol
     
  7. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Hahahahaaha

    Not quite as bad

    I would have a lot more fun drifing than drag racing.

    :lol:
     
  8. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :werd:
    drifting looks f00kin sweet but its slow as hell....

    get the book: "Going Faster Mastering the Art of Race Driving" its put out by the Skip Barber Racing School.... that book is the best money i have spent so far on performance (havent started actual race school yet :) )... you will learn more than you will ever need for street use in that book, and its a very good pre study guide for anyone planning to attend race school
     
  9. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

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    i have a question...
    if you have a FWD car and you took a hairpin turn in a way that your car slides sideways through the backside of the turn...just enough to line you up perfectly for the turn's exit, would that be considered drifting?
     
  10. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I don't see why not- as long as you're sliding the whole car. If you're not in control though, most people would just call that a skid or a slide.

    :lol:
     
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    i would consider that a slide
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    well, i was in control until i tried doing it on a wet road one night. wrapped the back end around a telephone pole ;)
     
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    2 litre EG Senior Member

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    ouch!!! telephone poles hurt like a bitch!!!
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    so do extended cab dodge rams
     
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    as do brick mailboxes
     
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    but thats how you got a cool carbon fiber leg and phillips head screws in your head E!!! :)
    j/p
     
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    where's the movie of the tricycle drifting? :)
     
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    that is so wrong, that makes the special olympics pic look like a pane glass on a church.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :werd:
    im the envy of riceboys everywhere LMAO ....
    "y0! how'd j00 trick out da leg y0!?!?!" :lol:
     
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    I got up to the oval dirt track by my house every weekend. They run 350 small block modifieds. Those that win are the ones that can drift the best. It'ss the coolest thing to watch 40 dirt track machines go sideways in the turn at 150+ mph. I talkec to one of the top drivers last year who told me "you know you got a good line when you look out the passenger side window and see the guy in front of you"
    Now thats racing!!!!
     
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