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Old 06-20-2009, 11:48 AM   #26
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Never. I prefer to be in control.
i suggest going to a track or empty parking lot sometime and trying it. you'll be surprised how much control it actually takes do.

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If your not in control while your drifting, your not drifting. Your sliding out of control.



Drifting is the controlled powerslide of your car.
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I`m not bashing drifting but I was wondering, quite a few years ago I was at the strip, blew my engine entering the traps (107 MPH) blew the block, oil everywhere, I slide to the right for what seems forever, then I slide to left for what seems forever, I finally come to an unscathed stop.(must have been my superior driving skills ) So my question is this, do I qualify as to actually have drifted or at least accidently tried drifting whether he wanted to or not?
don't count. sorry

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no kidding...thank you for your enlightenment.

Not my style. Useless on the track. Dangerous as hell on the road.

...just showing off and wasting rubber.
it is other racers' style. depends on what kind of race it is. shouldn't be done on the road (unless in some extreme circumstance, such as avoiding crashing)

just showing off is the point and wasting rubber is just part of it - that's almost like going to a race track & complaining about having to burn so much gas
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:22 AM   #27
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No .. not really.


I dont expect people on a Camaro Forum to have a great respect for people who can drift, but it takes a TON of control.


I know we have all seen this video, but all it really is is an impressive display of drifting.

It does take an enormous amount of control and timing. Everybody has their thing. To some it's just a waste of tires to slide around corners and driving sideways. To others it's a waste of tires to stand still trying to create the largest cloud of smoke possible. All in all different stroke for different folks. No need to bash one's opinion or curiosity into the camaro's ability to perform such feats.

F&F tokyo drift used a mustang in the end of the movie and the uproar was huge. One might think judging by the posts in this thread......

Pony cars = striaght ahead POWER & speed and massive tire burn at the line.

Tuner cars = fancy spins around corners and cute body kitted cars w/ neon.

Never should the two meet. IMO both kinds of style are appealing and it would be interesting to see a blown Camaro go sideways. If it's done right at least it could be said that muscle cars can beat tuners both ways.....again just my 2 cents....

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Old 07-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #28
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Woot , taking the fight to "Rice Central"

Show them what American muscle can do, and it has a SRA

go mustang, go mustang go !!!!!! LOL
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:16 PM   #29
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:36 PM   #30
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After reading this thread and laughing out loud, I figured I would post up. After running 2 cars in Formula D last year and riding around with our pro drivers at practice and at events, I realize that to drift at a pro level, it is not easy. I come from a all around racing background, I have drifted, autocrossed, road course raced, and drag raced my whole life. Drifting at the level that JR, Chris Forsberg and Tanner is not just turning a corner and flooring it.


Next time you are going say 80 mph down the highway, speed up to around 100 and grab the ebrake to get you sideways to slow back down to about 80mph, then put it in 4th gear and put the clutch in and floor it and drop the clutch and see what happens. You wont claim to be a drifter again....

Its all in good fun guys, you have to respect the sport though. If you dont, go to an event and ride around with one of the guys. Its worth it!
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:18 AM   #31
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I'm stationed in Okinawa Japan and drifting is insanely popular over here. I go out about ever other weekend with some of the guys, and drift at the bullring and the track. It takes an insane amount of control to do it right, and you do it wrong, you end up with a f**ked up car, at the very least a missing front bumper. Theres a reason all the drift cars here have the front bumper zip tied on. and its not for looks. Try it sometime, on a closed course, you'd be amazed at the amount of skill and how fun it really is.
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I'm stationed in Okinawa Japan and drifting is insanely popular over here. I go out about ever other weekend with some of the guys, and drift at the bullring and the track. It takes an insane amount of control to do it right, and you do it wrong, you end up with a f**ked up car, at the very least a missing front bumper. Theres a reason all the drift cars here have the front bumper zip tied on. and its not for looks. Try it sometime, on a closed course, you'd be amazed at the amount of skill and how fun it really is.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:11 AM   #34
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Drifting.

Drifting is easily my favorite form of racing. It takes some serious skill and muscle cars are just suited for it "out of the box." Granted the professional cars such as the GT500 are only GT500s in body and engine, the stock version could still drift pretty well.

I'd love to take a drift class or two.
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it is other racers' style. depends on what kind of race it is. shouldn't be done on the road (unless in some extreme circumstance, such as avoiding crashing)

just showing off is the point and wasting rubber is just part of it - that's almost like going to a race track & complaining about having to burn so much gas
i actually had to do that one day going through a intersection the car in front of me got hit by a car that ran the red light i had to swerve around but it was raining so my truck went sideways and i drifted around the wreck and 2 other cars in the other lane


i made it through perfectly lol my buddy behind me though on the other hand chose the ditch but luckily got out fine too
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After reading this thread and laughing out loud, I figured I would post up. After running 2 cars in Formula D last year and riding around with our pro drivers at practice and at events, I realize that to drift at a pro level, it is not easy. I come from a all around racing background, I have drifted, autocrossed, road course raced, and drag raced my whole life. Drifting at the level that JR, Chris Forsberg and Tanner is not just turning a corner and flooring it.


Next time you are going say 80 mph down the highway, speed up to around 100 and grab the ebrake to get you sideways to slow back down to about 80mph, then put it in 4th gear and put the clutch in and floor it and drop the clutch and see what happens. You wont claim to be a drifter again....

Its all in good fun guys, you have to respect the sport though. If you dont, go to an event and ride around with one of the guys. Its worth it!
so pulling the ebrake at 100 and going sideways? u mean upside down....
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