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Old 12-23-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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For some reason I was watching drifting last month or so and the guy that won the thing drove a S197. Now I'm not real sure just why people slide their car around taking 1,000s of miles off their rear tires. It would seem to me that it would be much easier to get some Hard 80,000 mile tires than try to drift with some 555s. I don't want to be clueless, but, what's the point?
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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Sure there is! The point is because it is hard to do, and to them, the hardness and challenge of the act makes it worthwhile. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it!

Well, drifting sure ain't my thing and I don't get a kick out of it, but hey, to each his own I guess.
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I believe not only the drifting being a challenge but they must be fast. This cannot happen on hard tires. Tire smoke seems to be a popular feature. Drifting is fun.....used to do it on the gravel roads when I was a kid.....a long time ago......lol
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:14 PM   #5
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I don't see it being difficult, more of a waste. I do it a lot on my dirt bike and I even done it once on my V-max, I could do it in my Mustang, but why? I have been in 4 wheel drift with my 04 mach, that was fun.
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Why does there need to be a point to it? It's fun. Why do you drive a Mustang?
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I used to drift in my RX7 a few years ago when my dad and I built it. Trust me it's much harder then it looks, you have to stay in control of the vehicle in a situation where the car is losing control. The tire smoke is a by product that makes it more fun. The main point of drifting is the precision needed to slide through the apex of a turn and through the other side. Dirt racing uses power sliding more then drifting. If you think it's easy go to a parking lot and set up some turns out of cones and try to slide through with out spinning. (note: I do not suggest doing this in a parking lot with any cars or lamp post or curbs)
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Drifting is probably the most difficult driving technique there is. That's the point: Being the best at what you do, be it drag, track, rally or drift... it's all about the skill man!
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i dont think you realize how fast these guys are going while sideways... first of all i dont think half the ppl on this forum have the ***** to even try and get their car sideways at these speeds. Plus they arent using really hard tires, these cars have ridiculous amounts of hp. For all you that say you could do it go out and videotape yourself and post them on her... it would make for some good laughs
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i dont think you realize how fast these guys are going while sideways... first of all i dont think half the ppl on this forum have the ***** to even try and get their car sideways at these speeds. Plus they arent using really hard tires, these cars have ridiculous amounts of hp. For all you that say you could do it go out and videotape yourself and post them on her... it would make for some good laughs
Haha I totally agree!!!
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The LEGEND Kawabata does the impossible in the video below. If you watch the replays that show different angles, you'll see he actually enters the corner BACKWARDS!!! Can you say holy sh*T? I love the view from inside the car! And yeah, he is going a LOT faster than you might think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBSVqOc-CN4
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:38 PM   #12
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Just remember to wear your seatbelt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVPxT0fR9jE
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Pointless answering his question he does not get it, NASCAR whats the point in going in circles, drag racing going fast straight whats the point, boxing knocking the other guy out whats the point........... (SKILL) DUUHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
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BWAHAHAHAHAHA that guy was close to getting the big ol Darwin Award

What an idiot... LOL
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it does look like fun........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naHud...eature=related
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A lot of people think:
"I can do burnouts"
"I can do doughnuts"
"eh... powerslides aren't tough"
"how hard can it be to take a roundabout at "only" 40mph?"

And then stupidly come to the conclusion: "Yeah, piece of cake... I can drift!"

Let me answer you as succinctly as I can... No, no you can't
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Drifting is probably the most difficult driving technique there is. That's the point: Being the best at what you do, be it drag, track, rally or drift... it's all about the skill man!
+1, yeah its one of the hardest things to do in any type of racing. It takes skill to know when to use the gas, and when to turn the wheel in what direction. Its something not many can do, and even fewer can do in an effective manner. Granted its sometimes not an effective manner of taking turns lol, but you have to admit, its 100x harder than just mashing the brakes and turning the wheel and a whole lot more stylish. Just my 2 cents.
I dont know about drifting straight up, but sometimes I can do small fun ones when there's snow/ice in an empty parking lot haha.
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I've got a buddy who has a 750rwhp Evo. I've been in the car when he has tried to show me the "art" of drifting. All I can say is that it is more of a science than an art. Oh, and that it will scare the sh*t out of you.

Not my thing at all. But big-time respect.
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I drift in the snow all the time. Granted, it's different from actual drifting, but it is still really fun.
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Drifting isn't hard, I used to do it when I lived up north in the snow or in the summer on gravel roads, it's just a matter of keeping the car on the balance of recovery or spinning out, not hard at all. All the drifters do now is put in some tire smoke. I wouldn't want all that rubber glued to the wheel wells. As far as speed goes, drifting fast or slow it's still just a balancing act. There's a commercial out now that shows a Challenger drifting at about 1 mph, and it is a balancing act even at that speed.
A lot of people seem to like watching drifting just as people like to watch someone do a burn out until his tires pop, I don't get either one. But, that's just me. Anyone want to send me the price of a pair of 275-35-18 555s I would be happy to film the removal of some rubber. I would even hook up a white smoke bomb in the back just for effect.
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