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Anyone use their stang for drifting?

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default Anyone use their stang for drifting?

I take mine out to the local track on track days but they sometimes have what they call drift days where they setup short cones to make a track in an open lot so you don't have anything to run into. Was thinking about setting up my stock rims with some cheaper tires to go out there one day.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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I take mine out to the local track on track days but they sometimes have what they call drift days where they setup short cones to make a track in an open lot so you don't have anything to run into. Was thinking about setting up my stock rims with some cheaper tires to go out there one day.
Ive slid around corners a few times but thats about it. Too cheap... plus I need some LCAs before I do it more then once
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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Nope, only this dude!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYHBl...eature=related

oh, and maybe this dude!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfeJn...2C476899184917
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:05 PM   #4
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Hey nowwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! These 2 cant be the only ones!
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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^^^ Was wondering how long it would take before you saw your car
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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^^^ Was wondering how long it would take before you saw your car
Was a fun and crazy day. The dealership owners and managers loved it. You should have seen the crowd they pulled. There was a Mustang car show in the front lot and they asked us to do this, until the police showed up.

BTW, are you going to come to the TRUFIBER open house?
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I just noticed how bright and clean my car was that day. That was the day we did the photoshoot fr the 5.0 magazine article.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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Why would the cops care since it was on private property?
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #9
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You could even do like this guy did to his mustang!
http://omgdrift.com/?p=8584
AWESOME!!!
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:42 AM   #10
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I've started autocrossing.. what fun! Unfortunately I have an issue with braking and throttle control.. I come into corners too hot, scrub off too much speed and make up for it by applying too much throttle.. :roll:

More than once after what I thought was a good run, I'd do this stupid lack of control bit, and then just have fun after that point (time was blown anyway). Real easy to drift these cars. Not real easy on the tires.

I've saved these Goodyears for autocrossing since I've bought Bullitts..

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I've drifted some corners and played around with the ebrake in parking lots, but generally the stang isn't a drifting car. You can definitely set it up for it though, and I'd bet it could be competitive.
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Obviously not mine but the car is kinda stock except the blower and frpp stuff
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:07 PM   #13
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I've drifted some corners and played around with the ebrake in parking lots, but generally the v6 auto stang isn't a drifting car. You can definitely set it up for it though, and I'd bet it could be competitive.
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In order to drift you need some power, surely a stock GT could drift but it seems like it'd be a struggle. I couldnt imagine my roommates auto v6 drifting. Ive heard drifters say once you hit 300whp, you're good to go

I know with a blower and having stock suspension (like I do), I can get sideways really freakin easy in 1st or 2nd. FUN AS HELL. Scary as hell too Its a lot different than straight line acceleration.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:02 PM   #14
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HP isn't really what is 'needed' for drifting...it's Torque. I can drift my F350 like a PRO and it's only pushing like 320hp at the wheels.....but around 750ft/lbs!!! Nothing is more awesome than taking an 8000lb truck and performing a perfectly controled drift through an intersection and seeing the faces of the sheep going to/from work. Especially when it's a little wet out.

Why is the truck so easy? B/c it's a CC/LB/4WD/6spd Man. Comparitivly there is NO weight on the rear tires and b/c of the length, it's VERY easy to feel and control. The Stang is pretty difficult for me to control while playing around other than powersliding...and I really haven't TRIED to drift it since it's my DD and brand new.
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I've got a CAI and a tune and the throttle is very responsive, also, steeda sport springs, koni str.t dampers, LCA's, UCA, panhard... Was thinkin cam package soon.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
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I dont got a stang but im learning to drift , hence why i bought a 180sx lol Too learn on, Ive noticed the stangs like too spin out an not maintain a drift, also bc v8 drifting is durasticly easier, the power coming from the bottom / middle end, with a little 4banger its more work but it teaches you alot more aswell.
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Not professionally, but I drift it all the time by accident. Drift racing is just plain stupid IMO. Fast and the furious BS at it's finest.
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Not professionally, but I drift it all the time by accident. Drift racing is just plain stupid IMO. Fast and the furious BS at it's finest.
I appreciate it from a talent perspective, but there are much faster ways to go around a course. Sometimes though, getting squirly is just plain fun, even if a bit slower. That said, I wouldn't want to do it around an entire track.

OP, go for it and get that experience. It'll help you better know what to do when things accidentally get away from you.
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Never done it myself but it's pretty big in NM and the SW in general where I'm from and there are lots of Mustangs that do it. One in particular who is pretty famous out of there is Jim Guthrie (the guy who you probably all saw on youtube flip his Mustang in Vegas during competition no too long ago).

That other pretty popular video of the "cop car" cobra chasing the bikes and drifting is also out of NM. I know those cats, and have seen it quite a bit. Takes a lot of skill and impressive to watch.
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I appreciate it from a talent perspective, but there are much faster ways to go around a course. Sometimes though, getting squirly is just plain fun, even if a bit slower. That said, I wouldn't want to do it around an entire track.

OP, go for it and get that experience. It'll help you better know what to do when things accidentally get away from you.
It makes for great youtube videos, but a form of professional racing, not so much.

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