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Thread in 'Drifting Chat / Pictures / Videos' started by steve_mr2turbo, Dec 1, 2005.
I was just wondering if drifting in an mr2 turbo is a good idea
Well there would be better choices
Yer thats what i was thinking, kinda hard to control, had a few goes and just end up going round in circles!
i had same problem in my 2 lol.
It is driftable mate, you need to have a proper diff and 100% commitment to drift it. I reckon it is the best learning machine to drift on and very rewarding, but it has it own limitation hence it is time for me to move on to FR.
My mr2 is for sell on imoc.
I've done circly-skids and gripping in my bro's MR2 (Rev 3 GT, hardtop)
Definitely rewarding I've never tried high speed drifty stuff, but I did find that you have to make steering/throttle inputs BEFORE anything happens. You can also (have to) be a bit more brutal with your countersteering/throttle inputs.
Not much help maybe? I know it's supposed to be the other way round, but I must say I personally find the MR2's handling more predictive than my S13s
There are plenty of other cars that make better drift cars than the MR2. but that doesn't make bad for drifting.
Ok, so you can't get away with massive drift angles, and transitions have to be controlled very carefully, but it can be done. And to be honest, the extra challenge that it provides just adds to the feeling when you get it just right!
I learnt to drift in a n/a MR2 and it taught me loads about weight shifting. Ok, so the margin for error is smaller, but that made me more determined to get it right.
a mate used to drift an mr2 at a decent standard, but hes moved onto an s14a since it isnt as limiting in what you can do.
most of his stuff is just roundabouts and sweeping corners at the moment though.
The Drift King spins one twice in the DVD "The Drift Bible", so would imagine they are a little difficult to learn with, but nothing is impossible! There are far better choices to drift with that don't cost as much to repair or even replace when you damage it.... which you will!
better cars are available to begin with, easier to get the hang of. MR2` are snappy and there is a fine line of grip/drift. But if you can master a mid engine Rear drive then, anything else should feel lazier/ easier by far. see how far you get mate, let us know.
I started out in an MR2 Turbo, the car just wants to grip so you have to be a little brutal, but then it bites you for being brutal
Ask a few of the hardcore who went to Mitch's old airfield practices, I binned mine into a bush and bent it a bit
Haha quality, I didn't know you had that You got the video?!
cheers for the advise guys, i think i may have to get an s13 to practice in
Yer you are all right the mr2 is way to snappy for a beginner
Hope you didnt do too much damage to your mr2!
Just buy a proper car , and don't forget my hose tomorrow
Pimp! you got red hose
Adam, did you get a price for those tyres to fit the rx7 rims? ? ?
What ever dude, as long as i cure the fucking boost leak :d, was really pissing me off tonight.
Gotta wait all day till i finish work to do anything on it as well!!! Might pull a sicky
Im off to bed speak to you tomorrow Steve