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PostSubject: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:20 am

just nicked this from driftworks Twisted Evil

Basic Drift Modifications & Drift Day Preparations



Hi guys! Just a quick post to cover what we at driftworks, and indeed any experianced drifter will suggest as the first modifcations to carry out on your drift car, and what preparations to make before you attend a drift day! But before you buy these suggested parts, get to know your standard car. How it drives, what it does and what youd like to change... And for the most part, everyone will suggest you do the following:

1st: Mechanical Aftermarket LSD
2nd: Coilovers
3rd: Bucket Seat + Harness

Thats pretty much all you need on the car, in terms of your basic tune. Extra power is nice but not always nessecary. More power gives more impressive results a bit faster, less power makes you drive the car harder and push that bit further.. So if you do choose to have more power after learning in a lower power car, you should find it easier to drift. Other goodies such as aftermarket sways, tie rods etc can come alot later as you have the basics to drift succesfully covered with the above products!

Now, onto the basic preparation, stuff thats wise to do before getting out onto the track!

First off, check Fluid levels and condition! Vital and common sense really. Another key and important thing is to check your battery is secure! Bad things happen when batteries come loose! After that its a good idea to make sure you have plenty of rubber to burn. If its a concrete surface you'll go through ALOT of tyres, smooth tarmac and circuits is generally alot more tyre friendly. If you can afford to drift on new rubber, its a good idea as they tend to last longer and give more predictable results.

After that its little things.. Make sure your car is free from "debris" inside, as this stuff will fly around inside the car put you off, or possibly injure you! Bring extra coolant, extra oil and tools if possible. Jacks, Spiders and the usual hand tools might just let you get home under your own steam. Also bring plenty of drinking water with you. Its easy to get de-hydrated and often hard to find drinks etc.

When youre at the event, the other thing to consider is tyre pressures. You can play with these and they do have quite an effect on the way your car drives, and costs you nothing. Generally, 30-40psi up front is the norm and 35-45psi rear.. This isnt a golden rule however as everyone is different! Just remember the lower the pressure, the more grip you'll have, in theory.

Happy Drifting!
The Driftworks Team



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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:35 am

Good find, but imo, all you need to drift is an LSD or welded diff, and a shit load of spare tyres.




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:04 am

it dosent say anything about having BWD?

does this mean i can go drift in my golf?
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:27 am

something called common sence stoped them posting that bit crease ...¬¬




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:36 am

dont be a dingbat
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:34 am

BWD? lol




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:47 am

back wheel drive Smile
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:56 am

scratch oh hang on
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:10 pm

"experianced drifter will suggest as the first modifcations"

dunno what's worse, the spelling or the fact they reckon you need to spend £ on coilovers and an LSD :S

TLDR: everyone has their own methods.


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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:40 pm

Thats why theres forums out there that are dedicated to drifting shit cars, because people seem to say that driftworks forums are full of people that buy all the kit but cant drift.




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:47 pm

can't be a shit car if it drifts Razz


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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:56 am

I think you guys are missing the point. Its says get to know your car and how it handles, and then goes on to suggest modifications that you could do to improve driftability, and the order they are done in. It at no point says you cant drift a standard car, nor that you must do those mods to drift.

Think of it as you want to use your car for 1/4 mile racing. Yeh, you can use a standard car. If you then want to go faster, people would suggest different mods and orders, but mine would be something like this (an example btw),
1. Remove interior.
2. Add power.
3. Grippier tyers.

With all due respect, Driftworks has been around for years and they are going to know a thing or two about drifting. Personaly, I think its quite a good article.
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:51 am

Maybe, but I think people need to be aware they can do it without spending big moneys! Smile




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:21 am

Can still drift with an Open diff. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:29 am

Aii, but speak to anyone about drifting on the cheap and they will say weld the diff. You can drift without doing this, but it makes things easier.

Having a drift car still adds up to quite a bit. By the time you do insurance etc its easily over £1k just for a cheap crap car that will probibly last 2 events. I need something to drift, but just cant justify it atm.
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:39 am

imguna weld mine , defo
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:23 am

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Aii, but speak to anyone about drifting on the cheap and they will say weld the diff. You can drift without doing this, but it makes things easier.

Having a drift car still adds up to quite a bit. By the time you do insurance etc its easily over £1k just for a cheap crap car that will probibly last 2 events. I need something to drift, but just cant justify it atm.

This is lies Razz

For a start, you cant include insurance in your budget... insurance depends on the person and you haveto pay it whatever car you're driving.

So I bought a car for £750, and im insuring it for £400.
I've put my car through hell so far, and I've not had any problems (that aren't self inflicted).

You've been at pembrey Luke, the TD lot often go there in their budget drifters, and you generaly see the same cars over and over.

I think as long as your willing to sacrafice looks, its easy to drift on the cheap!




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:29 am

well said




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:42 am

£1000 pah talkin through ur ass lucas £400-£600 will get you a 328i easy
trailer hire £25 and before you say you need a tow vehicle ...that i would sacrafice for a nice road car ....=savin on insurance tax nd mot = more money for mods .....take my alhambra you can sleep in that too and it would tow a 328 easy also ....fun fun fun
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:53 am

I'd take a bet that at least 25% of the cars at drift inc are between £400-£600




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:14 am

All valid points, but I have a company car, so no insurance issues atm! Tow car isnt a problem, but I cant tow with my licence and have nowhere near to store a car.

End of the day if your going to use your main car as a drift car, there is no real extra exspense other than attending events
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:18 am

After the wedding we are looking at getting a 4x4 so we will have a tow vehicle, and I would like to put a driveway in at the house aswell so could have a cheapo car to drift, however that said I think I would want something road legal.

To go out and buy a car to drift, and make it road legal i.e insurance to suit my circumstances, it would cost over £1k.
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:35 am

If you've got a company car, you can save the money up that you're not spending on tax/insurance/repairs and buy a minter of a drift car Wink




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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:42 pm

Aii, if only that money wasnt already being spent in 100 different places!

If I had a trailer licence it wouldnt be so bad because I could nick my dads van to tow, borrow a trailer and find a cheap RWD car to drift and thats it!
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PostSubject: Re: drift basics   Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:36 pm

Then go get the licence Razz




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