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Old 08-25-2009, 07:59 AM
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First thing, does it have to be an import? What about a Ford truck?

Second, does it have to be on pavement? I learned how to drive on turnrows (dirt roads between fields).

Lastly, is all the drifting necessary?
If you can run that course on dirt, in a ford pickup truck at speed without dying... sure.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:28 AM
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First thing, does it have to be an import? What about a Ford truck?

Second, does it have to be on pavement? I learned how to drive on turnrows (dirt roads between fields).

Lastly, is all the drifting necessary?
I hate seeing posts like this.

First, no. Mustang can do the exact same thing and does driven by a Japanese drift artist. Forgot his name but he drives a new Mustang, is sponsored by Toyo Tires and has long hair. Your truck would tip over trying to do this stuff, not to mention the weight would screw it's balance up and you would have to get moving much faster then that to get into a 4 wheel drift.

Second, no it doesn't. Subaru's are rally cars. Hence the ability to drive on dirt, snow, pavement and what ever else gets thrown at them.

Third. I don't know if you understand how drifting came to be. 4 wheel drift and not power slide was "invented" by a Japanese guy who was sick of just winning races. He wanted a new level of challenge to the race and decided to see what his car could do. He drifted around every corner of a circuit race and came in first. Thus drift was born.

Drift is not "necessary" but if you know how to properly balance your car, weight shift, and aren't afraid of getting cm's away from guard rails, it's a faster way to get around a corner. Why brake and slow down when you can use the cars momentum to carry it through the corner faster?

I have always wanted to get into drift. This guy is pretty amazing. The paintball scene was a little corny though. They could have done something more interesting then that.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:00 AM
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Ace he wasn't trying to bash the video. He was just trying to get the free ride by changing the rules alittle bit...

And I can do it all. Easily. At 5mph....
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:54 AM
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I hate seeing posts like this.

First, no. Mustang can do the exact same thing and does driven by a Japanese drift artist. Forgot his name but he drives a new Mustang, is sponsored by Toyo Tires and has long hair. Your truck would tip over trying to do this stuff, not to mention the weight would screw it's balance up and you would have to get moving much faster then that to get into a 4 wheel drift.

Second, no it doesn't. Subaru's are rally cars. Hence the ability to drive on dirt, snow, pavement and what ever else gets thrown at them.

Third. I don't know if you understand how drifting came to be. 4 wheel drift and not power slide was "invented" by a Japanese guy who was sick of just winning races. He wanted a new level of challenge to the race and decided to see what his car could do. He drifted around every corner of a circuit race and came in first. Thus drift was born.

Drift is not "necessary" but if you know how to properly balance your car, weight shift, and aren't afraid of getting cm's away from guard rails, it's a faster way to get around a corner. Why brake and slow down when you can use the cars momentum to carry it through the corner faster?

I have always wanted to get into drift. This guy is pretty amazing. The paintball scene was a little corny though. They could have done something more interesting then that.
First off... pretty much anything can be drifted, and the truck wouldn't necessarily tip over as my friend used to do it in his 88 Bronco II (there's a tippy POS for you.. ) it's VERY hard to do using something with a high center of gravity like that, but it can be done. So there solves the whole Import vs anything else thing as well. Believe it or not, you can also use a FWD, it's just much, much harder, and you tend to wear out your rear brakes quicker from initiating the drift, as alot of the time you have to ass drag before the car will really break loose. Your best bet for drifiting though is something with a low center of gravity and good torque numbers at high RPMs, as I mentioned you can try using FWD, but it's better suited to AWD or RWD. RWD is the most common you'll see out there, most teams don't bother with anything else, and on top of that, most AWD cars in it have been modified to RWD. You'll want something with high torque at high RPMs because if you see most of these guys doing it, they're pretty much riding the rev limiter when they downshift into the corner.

And I believe the guy you were talking about was Keiichi Tsuchiya aka the Drift King. He actually put out a how to video a while back called the Drift Bible, GREAT vid, he's actually in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as well, he's the guy smoking and fishing on the pier when they're training in the Evo.

Sorry for the novel, I really miss owning a RWD sports car. Maybe when I have the cash/time/money I'll buy another Datsun... Or maybe an AE86..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzlrQHJYedk - Drift Bible Part one... of many...(it's like 1.5 hours if I remember correct)
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:06 PM
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right first off its awd, and in the start he has 2 step or launch control (it has a huge turbo it has lag)
second in gymkhana the drive wants to get around the course has fast has possible, sometimes drifting is the fastest
and the paintball thing was interesting
and last but not least mister block can drive
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:20 PM
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First of all I was joking. No mustang, a truck, as in regular cab short bed 2 wheel drive. Quick revving mid to top end motor, manual shifting auto & 3.70-4.10 geared rearend. I really think it would be possible to do rather easily in a field if it were big enough. 4 wheel drift? Can easily be done on dirt. Yes trucks are lighter in the rear but if you know how to drive them & work the motor & gears you shouldnt have a problem driving. I have spent countless hours behind the wheel on dirt at high speed in both 2& 4 wheel trucks.

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Old 08-25-2009, 02:15 PM
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Mustang can do the exact same thing and does driven by a Japanese drift artist.
You're not talking about the Drift Alliance mustang are you? The green and blue one driven by Vaghn Gitten?
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:43 PM
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yeah, i think he means the Falken one. but thats driven by an american IIRC.
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:32 PM
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i hate not being able to see vids on youtube...
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:56 PM
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Psh I could do that in my S10
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