i have to use my missus mx5 for odc on sunday. tips needed urgent

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  1. swiftmini

    swiftmini Active Member

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    my car isnt ready

    no time to practice as judged runs start at 10am, the mx5 has coilies and a welded diff, the handbrake doesnt lock.

    please give me some pointers.
    is there anything i can do easily to make the handbrake usable?

    i guess i just need to go flat out with big flicks and clutch kicks?

    and hope its wet!!!
     
  2. docwra

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    Why do you want a locking handbrake? :confused:

    My advice: go really, really fast. Then a bit faster :wack:
     
  3. lozza

    lozza ChickFoot FTW!

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    I've not drifted an MX5 but it doesnt strike me as a handbrake sort of car!!! Lots of manfoot and dab of the footbrake to get you slowing down into corners.

    good luck!
     
  4. CrabsterDrift

    CrabsterDrift Callum Craddy

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    +1 to what Lozza said. My old MX had an open diff/standard suspension and no handbrake and plenty of man foot worked fine :) With a bit of a flick added into the entry on south bank (First bend at Teesside)
     
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    BreadBin Rough Tonguer

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    This. Only way to be sure :nod:
     
  6. swiftmini

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    Thanks peeps, it did have an LSD but it blew up and all I could get hold of was a welder lol. Pretty lucky Haha.

    Iam hoping its wet :wack: Iam used to and probably reliant on my hydro in the s13. It's a good chance to try something different but with no practice time Iam slightly concerned
     
  7. Bon Bon

    Bon Bon It'll be fine

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    Get off Driftworks and go and drive it.

    Also, remove the handbrake from your S13 until you can drive without it, handbrake reliance sucks anus.
     
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    :thumbs:

    I see people regularly who make a mistake, then can ONLY initiate again with a wand tweak. Possibly the most depressing thing in the world.

    Flat out, mega speed and momentum, don't see the throttle as a "drift button" as it won't do anything, just keep it flat and use clutch kicks to give more power. To scrub off speed, shift lock the sucker with a huge flick and straight back on the power. Don't get too much angle or you'll slow down.

    As Bon said, go and drive it.
     
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    scottyj Active Member

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    As the above have said really. Loads of speed. Hard flick, clutch kick to keep her going. Footbrake to tighten your line up, I loved drifting mine. Defo don't need a handbrake. its all about keeping the momentum up, enter fast and stay pinned.
     
  10. shifty babe

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    go out and drive it!!
     
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    He has driven it lots but he is too much of a drama queen :D

    Kev seriously STOP worrying, even my misses said you worry too much about drifting. You have virtually qualified for Mallory now anyway so just go up there and treat it as a normal practice day and have some fun learning in a different car :thumbs:

    When you get it right with low powahs it is such a satisfying feeling.
     
  12. cefiro_drifta

    cefiro_drifta Mad pointing Munky

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    dude all u need to do is go in fast and come out slow.. You need alot of dedication to skid underpowered grippy cars . Oh and abuse the shit out of the clutch midway round the corner
     
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    "i have to use my missus mx5 for odc on sunday. tips needed urgent"

    Remove all cuddly toys, copies of OK mgazine, dodgy sunglasses, empty tampax boxes, "little princess on board" sticker, traces of eye makeup on the steering wheel and flat shoes in the footwell. and you are good to go!
     
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    Brilliant! :nod:
     
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    I forgot to mention Michael Bublé CDs, bunches or random keys, Price tags from NEXT, phone charger, hair straightners, hand bags and empty smirnoff ice bottles.
     
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    Pump the tyres up as hard as bullets. Works a treat.
     
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    Never lift always worked for me!!

     
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    Bribe the judges?
     
  19. swiftmini

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    thanks for all the advice dudes.

    i wish i could just go out and drive but apart from streeto, which i dont do, there is nout. i do drive the car everyday to get to work. its not really her car at all anymore lol.

    i drive an s body so i cant help but be a bit of a faggy wand user lol

    anyways its seems unlikely that i will be going at all now because i just fucked up 1 of the track rods whilst trying to adjust the tracking. hey ho shit happens, my lucks been good up umtil now, iam sure itll change agin soon :D
     
  20. Mike@TDSW

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    Start doing streetO then.
     

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