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has anyone drifted their Honda?

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by civicsiserge, May 22, 2009.

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  1. civicsiserge

    civicsiserge New Member

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    So I went fishing today and on our way back my brother had to take a leak, so I pulled into an empty parking lot which was supposed to be overflow parking for a lake, but there was no one there cause there was still snow on the road that leads to the lake, so I decided to try some drifting. I know you can't drift well in a front wheel drive car, but I tried anyway. I noticed that I can only do about half a circle and then it stops drifting even though I'm still turning inwards and accelerating. I'm thinking it's because it's losing speed as I'm drifting...? Has anyone on here tried drifting their Honda? I know this sounds funny...drifting a Honda...but it's a lot of fun. I don't know if it would do well on a track because it's hard to control...but I have an 87 mr2 that I heard does pretty well.
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    I drift my Honda all the time.
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    drifting is not the same as e-brake sliding. simply put, it can't be done in a fwd car... no matter how many images clayton is going to post of the EF. lol
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin

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    I drift my truck too. Oops- both it and the Honda are RWD. :D
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    To "drift" a fwd car, you need a shit load of speed a low traction enviornment (wet, ice, whatever).. Then you can go fake it while everyone laughs at you.

    Or a pair of trays under the rear wheels E-braked into place, lol..
    YouTube - Honda Drift ,,,,


    This guy is serious about it.. But he is a professional driver with a vehicle set up to do fwd "drifting".. Probably insanely hard compound rear tires and drag slicks up front.

    YouTube - Civic FWD drifting


    All in all, you can slide corners pretty well, but its always going to look stupid.
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    Clayton, post up that video.
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    that civic above looks like it was a real rwd car the way it was drifting like that.. kinda cool
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    That is the only FWD to ever make D1 I believe.
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    if you want to have some fun with your honda, grab a couple of plastic trays from mcdonalds. put them under the rear wheels. lock the ebrake. drive around really fast.
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Layer the trays. They melt fast. :ph34r:
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    He's still running the rear tires square... but I guess there could be some advantages to certain styles of drift since he can keep the rears locked while still putting power down at the front. You can't do that if you're e-braking all the time in a RWD car.

    Then again, if you're e-braking all the time in a RWD car to drift, you're a n00b.
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    fixed.
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    yeah the tray thing looks boring compared to what I was doing the other day...it causes your rear end to slip, but you have no front end slippage.
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    ummm...yeah. you don't want front end slippage. thats just sliding out of control. if you are drifting, you have front and rear control and not really slipping.
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    front end slippage is sliding out of control?? so i was drifting at around 40 miles an hour...can you tell me how I stop my front end from slipping so that i can control my drift? I'm confused.
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    the reason you cant "drift" in a front wheel drive is because you can't control the momentum. you start a slide and just slide until you run out of speed. you can't really steer it either. thats why rwd dominates most motor sports. the power wheels aren't used for steering.

    you can "drift" an evo before you can drift a civic.
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    Especially when you can adjust where all the torque and acceleration goes. There is a subie in D1
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    Facepalming in a dumb thread.

    The only Honda able to drift is the S2000.
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    fixed.
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