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Re: Drifting

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:04 pm

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Caramel wrote:if you could actually do battle like that, drift and fire shots from the tank, you'd be set.
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Re: Drifting

Post by mad_finn » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:35 pm

by the way... just noticed that we havent talked about arab drifting at all yet...



Ofcourse they crash too... and when they crash, there will be damage done

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Re: Drifting

Post by ra64t » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:41 am

I wouldn't really call that drifting
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Re: Drifting

Post by mad_finn » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:07 pm

well probably not drifting actually... but anyway, the car is going sideways, on purpose, one way or another, and they try to keep the speed up and control it as long as it is possible, ok they do it on straight road, but basicly that is only thing wich make it different than what "we" do.
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Re: Drifting

Post by Roymond » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:35 pm

Drifting is being discussed and videos posted but not this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkNzkutTiGs
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Re: Drifting

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:58 pm

Roymond wrote:Drifting is being discussed and videos posted but not this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkNzkutTiGs
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Re: Drifting

Post by mad_finn » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:02 pm

Came in to my mind...

when you learn how to drift, you will be safer driver, because then you know how your car behaves if you lose control...
I mean like situation like, your driving on some old and but winding main road but still keep up with bit higer speed... then suddenly some animal jumps on the road, and you swerve to avoid it, but did it too hastly, and start sliding... what are you going to do?

Well at least you know where you'r front wheels are pointing (at least you should), you know wich way you are going (off the road if you cant get your car under control soon), how would you keep that car on the road? even though you know (or at least belive) you cant get the grip back in time, to save you from this situation.

well you should learn how to drift.



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Re: Drifting

Post by LHOswald » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:54 pm

ive learned plenty of things about drifting from his videos. the "drift bible"
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Re: Drifting

Post by Bawked » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:43 am

when the back steps out in the 2 I've already dialed in the counter steer... with a short wheel base car it needs to be instinctive or else you will spin out. but as long as you don't push the cars limits you don't really need to know how.... also you need to keep practicing so either go to a track or do it on the streets dangerously... so i don't really buy into the argument that it makes you a safer driver knowing how to drift... it might make you a 'better' driving, but safer i'm not so sure... as my skills have improved, how hard i drive has increased, so the skills are needed just to keep me par...
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Re: Drifting

Post by eaglecatcher » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:05 am

I never realized how much of a difference an LSD makes for sliding until I got my Z (has one stock). My Mustang didn't have one :( So I was never really able to get much of a drift going.

Well the first night I took my Z out I decided to do a 180 U Turn from a stand still and damn. I just revved it a bit, let the clutch out quick, and tires were going up in smoke as I executed a flawless 180. It was epic. I cannot wait to see what else I can do with the Z once I actually get to drive it :D
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Re: Drifting

Post by AHTOXA » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:59 am

Yeah, I hear that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Drifting

Post by LHOswald » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:32 pm

drifting in my truck is damn near impossible because of the open differential. god i hate when i tell people that and the first thing they say is "weld the differential together. thats what the pros do!" no. pros get LSDs so they still have an "open" differential through the corners but it locks up rapidly when the speed on opposite tires gets to far apart. and then when i ask them if they even know what spider gears are in a differential they just shrug. so blinded by their fast and the furious movies...
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