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Old 01-03-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U Does anyone here / can anyone here drift?

So I've been watching the drift bible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIRT1...lated&search=), and I have to admit I'm gtetting pretty jazzed about the whole drifting thing, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. They even have a whole "episode" on how to drift an SW20 (which I own). I was thinking of headin down to the local track (which is unfortunately over an hour away) and ripping through some tires. Two questions:

1) Like the title says, anyone have any experience? I've done several auto-x's and a track day or two, but I've never tried drifting (well, really drifting at least, I've pulled the old e-brake on occasion and flung myself off the track).
2) I have a new tranny which I'm putting in this summer, that is equipped with a clutch type LSD (stock '93 tranny). Is it just not worth tryin with my current open diff? The impression I get is no LSD = no dorifto.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Only in my Civic. Only in my Civic.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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I've been drifting through life pretty nicely so far.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:50 PM   #4
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:50 PM   #5
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Only in my Civic. Only in my Civic.
or a 67 mustang with a redtop in it? I hear those are the bizznomb. Now all I need to do if find a parking garage....
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:50 PM   #6
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So I've been witching the drift bible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIRT1...lated&search=), and I have to admit I'm gtetting pretty jazzed about the whole drifting thing, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. They even have a whole "episode" on how to drift an SW20 (which I own). I was thinking of headin down to the local track (which is unfortunately over an hour away) and ripping through some tires. Two questions:

1) Like the title says, anyone have any experience? I've done several auto-x's and a track day or two, but I've never tried drifting (well, really drifting at least, I've pulled the old e-brake on occasion and flung myself off the track).
2) I have a new tranny which I'm putting in this summer, that is equipped with a clutch type LSD (stock '93 tranny). Is it just not worth tryin with my current open diff? The impression I get is no LSD = no dorifto.
So, you're a witch?
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:50 PM   #7
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Only in my Civic. Only in my Civic.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:50 PM   #8
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:50 PM   #9
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:51 PM   #10
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I drift...which is why I don't win
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:51 PM   #11
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I drift in my civic all the time, thats why I got the Si.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:51 PM   #12
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I drift my shopping carts at the grocery store. Does that count?
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:51 PM   #13
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Oh the 2:00 lunch tray runs in mommy's Taurus in the McDonlad's Parking lot. Good times. Gooood times.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:52 PM   #14
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:52 PM   #15
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:53 PM   #16
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Imagine if you weren't so worried about heel-toeing.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:53 PM   #17
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i spent a run session at vir tossing my car into corners and sliding all over the place. it was more of an excersize in recovery without losing speed, but i guess you could call it drifting.

i also got to run in the rain with my 2.5rs wagon, and that was harrowing to say the least.

you pulled your e-brake on track? please tell me this was an autox or something.

hard trail brake + speed + let off brake in middle of turn = sideways
gas = straighten out

this formula will work regardless of lsd.

i dont see the point in drifting as a goal, but it is fun to slide around once in a while.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:54 PM   #18
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OP: This won't end well.
Why? I'm not doriftoing down a residential street so my neons flash the peeps when I slide by and wink. I just want to try it, it looks fun.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:57 PM   #19
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i dont see the point in drifting as a goal, but it is fun to slide around once in a while.
that is the point, just to do something diffrent for a change.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:57 PM   #20
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:58 PM   #21
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It's entertaining to watch for a few minutes, but I can't say I'm really into it. I'd really like to get on a skipad though, it's a great way to learn car control.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:59 PM   #22
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that is the point, just to do something diffrent for a change.
i can understand doing a drift school once or twice, but i cant understand why people get into drifting. like, drift competition and whatnot.

thats just me though.
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:00 PM   #23
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Imagine if you weren't so worried about heel-toeing.
I knew granny shifting was worth 3 seconds!

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Old 01-03-2007, 06:01 PM   #24
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I just want to try it, it looks fun.
Good luck.

Just make sure you're with a drifting club. Most normal "motorsports" clubs don't allow drifting, and neither does their insurance.

Our local club had to disallow drifters at track days after a talk w/ the insurance rep.
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:04 PM   #25
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i can understand doing a drift school once or twice, but i cant understand why people get into drifting. like, drift competition and whatnot.

thats just me though.
Well, There's only one track within 4 miles of here, and it's not exactly fantastic. I'm getting kind of bored. I think the arguement of drifting versus racing is like gymnastic versus boxing. One has a more concrete goal of beating the other person, while one is simply a subjective contest of how well a person can control their body. I see the merit in both, and I actually agree that I'd much rather be racing than drifting, but it looks like a lot of fun, even just practicing it. Why not?
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