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  1. #1
    gripper
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    How do i start drifting

    Hi guys, im new to this forum. i've wanted to learn drifting for a long time now n start doing it, n also in time get a drift license the only thing is i dunno how to. can some please tell me how to start all this please lol..

    Much appreciate your help thanks!

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    spl dori master
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    the search button?? a good start question..

    but......
    get a car(S13 or volvo or BMW E30)
    Go to some DWYB days (DWYB - Drift What Ya Brung - Learn & Practice Drifting)
    get practising
    do a license day
    then enter BDC

    something like that lol

    Perhaps if i was good!!
    S13 200SX with sum blingy bits & chavvy bits

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    Raging Alcoholic
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    Welcome,

    Firstly, leave the stock text on the forum, it makes it easier to read

    Secondly, you don't need a drift license to drift, just if you want to compete.

    Third, you need a RWD car with basic mods.

    Forth, Get to a DWYB day at Santa pod, Norfolk arena day or any other practice day where there will be tuition.

    Lastly, wherever you learn to drift, remember to take a sense of humour with you, you'll need it.

    Have fun

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    ChickFoot FTW!

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    Yep, get an old rwd car, get to dwyb at pod if your close, get to know people... learn then go from there.

    A lot of this has been discussed on here before, so it'd be worthwhile searching the forums for your answers first!

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    1. Raise post count to 1000+
    2. Tell friends you are amazing drifter.
    3. Get numberplate saying D1 RWD.

    There you go. Three steps to being amazzzing.

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    gripper
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    wow this forum has some feisty people on it lol!.. well thanks for that

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    ChickFoot FTW!

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    hahahaha trust me that isnt fiesty!! lol you got treated good lol

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    spl dori master
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiGhTnInG View Post
    1. Raise post count to 1000+
    2. Tell friends you are amazing drifter.
    3. Get numberplate saying D1 RWD.

    There you go. Three steps to being amazzzing.

    add an after market rear bumper and your on your way to being a rock n roll star, isn't that right lightning?

    Perhaps if i was good!!
    S13 200SX with sum blingy bits & chavvy bits

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    Dunno. My rear bumper is stock.

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    spl dori master
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    mine isn't you said im on my way to rock and roll stardem in my insurance thread
    back on topic lol

    Perhaps if i was good!!
    S13 200SX with sum blingy bits & chavvy bits

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    Fag

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    spl dori master
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    lol brilliant

    Perhaps if i was good!!
    S13 200SX with sum blingy bits & chavvy bits

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    spl dori master
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    ye have no manners

    1) you need a cheap to run and buy RWD. like they said; an s13, 318is, volvo, sierra, omega or even an s14 (which i would recommend outta that list caus the sr20' s are the best engine) bm's are driving kettles, omegas or volvos are VERY heavy and slow and sierras look crap haha..
    to that car you need to do the following: to drift properly, you obviously need either a proper aftermarket diff, or a welded one. now, seeing as the cars i listed arent exactly stunners id weld it (my s13 is welded and its perfect). you need to get a better intercooler if its a turbo, an oil cooler and maybe a bigger fan or thermostat that'll keep your engine cooler. and you need to stock up on tyres because, believe it or not, they tend to go bald... GGRR

    2) find yourself a private yard, or any other SAFE environment ie: no curbs, space and no plods.

    3) have fun...

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    snapped hard!
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    i first tried it in a big merc in carparks moved through various cars when i sorta got it sliding half decent middle of the night on roundabouts big sweeping corners all over the island now iv got an s13 its a crease up wish i got the s13 first its easyer to slide

    theres a small group of us down ere we all just piss bout at night but if theres no one around and theres a big open space phone a few mates give it a go laugh at people trying to do it in saxos makes for a good night out

    jut dont do what my uncle did and try drifting through town you will get caught and dont go it alone even when learning most of the fun is getting it wrong and its more fun with loads of mates and loads of girls to impress lol

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    dorifto kingu!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eileen View Post
    1) you need a cheap to run and buy RWD. like they said; an s13, 318is, volvo, sierra, omega or even an s14 (which i would recommend outta that list caus the sr20' s are the best engine) bm's are driving kettles, omegas or volvos are VERY heavy and slow and sierras look crap haha..
    to that car you need to do the following: to drift properly, you obviously need either a proper aftermarket diff, or a welded one. now, seeing as the cars i listed arent exactly stunners id weld it (my s13 is welded and its perfect). you need to get a better intercooler if its a turbo, an oil cooler and maybe a bigger fan or thermostat that'll keep your engine cooler. and you need to stock up on tyres because, believe it or not, they tend to go bald... GGRR

    That comes across as a very opinionated view/list of cars!

    See this thread for a variety of cars (some have been missed off, but there's a big list!)

    Drift Car A-Z

    There's a lot to be said for drifting BMW's - typically they're more reliable than your 200sx's, all through the range! And there's a larger variety, from something REALLY early, through E28 5 series, E21 3 series, E30 3 series, E34 5 series, E36 3 series and upwards! Along with all your 6 and 7 series in the middle. (inc a bunch of v8 cars, like 540's...)


    I had originally been going to be sarcastic and say 'I normally clutch kick...' But I thought I might help a little!

    Jap cars tend to suffer from the engine overheating far easier, there's a variety of techniques used to minimise that. As Eileen mentioned above (I'm not totally slating your posting!)

    A lot of cars come with LSD's, personally I'd jack it in and have a welded diff. The other alternative is a 2 way, see Kaaz or similar.


    What is your budget?
    I love sideways.taff because his sense of humour seems to completely disappear everytime he see's my new sig!

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    Made guy

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    pull the wand
    GARAGE SOUTHERN STYLE

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    Q) how do i start drifting?

    A) pull the handbrake








    ill get my coat lol

    The TRUTH is out there.....but IGNORANCE is much easier to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by initial_j View Post
    pull the wand
    damn it man you beat me to it

    The TRUTH is out there.....but IGNORANCE is much easier to find.
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    touge runner
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    Quote Originally Posted by finchy View Post
    i first tried it in a big merc in carparks moved through various cars when i sorta got it sliding half decent middle of the night on roundabouts big sweeping corners all over the island now iv got an s13 its a crease up wish i got the s13 first its easyer to slide

    norty norty, the first place the rozzers look is a carpark, and streeto is deffinately(sp?) a no go.


    like they have all said, just get an s13 with scaffold suspension and welded diff and ur away
    Quote Originally Posted by Stavros View Post
    welded diff will kill you and rape your mum in the ass

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    spl dori master
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papercutout View Post
    That comes across as a very opinionated view/list of cars!
    did i mention im a japhead
    its in my DNA to have a bleak outlook on drifting euros

    i dont think handbraking is the best technique to drift..
    its the easiest to initiate a drift but you need more than
    a strong left arm to maintain a drift and control it... best
    bet is get urself keiichi's drift bible, and after learning it off
    get into your car and try it yourself.... bare in mind that all
    cars are different to drive and everybody's style is different
    tho

 
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