Looking for a sub 3k drift car that isnt a bmw

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  1. Taigaiko

    Taigaiko New Member

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    Title says it all :p I'm looking to build my first drift car but don't want to throw away more than 3k on something I'm going to destroy in 5 minutes :D
     
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    Is that an MX5? I've heard they don't drift very well, is that true?
     
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    How much would it be to buy a decent one and mod it a little to get it ready for drifting?
     
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    They do drift very well. Less than a Ton in weight so low power isnt an issue. The Engines are pretty bullet proof too.

    But, they love to rot and the roof can leak by the door, which means you get greeted to a soaking wet seat, or you get pissed on when driving.

    Find a solid one with a hard top. Get the diff welded, Bucket seat, Job done.
     
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    + coilovers unless you wanna jump up jump up and get down
     
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    Definitely a consideration, any other good ones?
     
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    My last one, the stock suspension was so soft, it caused me to under steer all the time. literally wouldn't drift at all, even with 60psi in the back tyres lol
     
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    I am rocking a stock lock 1.8 MX5 at the moment. I've got a bucket seat, welded diff, Meister R coilovers, and a good set of front sticky tyres. Including buying the car I'm probably only 2k into it and it doesn't need anything else. Maybe rack spacers for a bit of extra lock, but honestly it drives great.
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    MX5 is a good starting point. Mine (1.6) was as quick (if not a bit quicker) than my mates 318 coupe. Car cost me just under £1k, probably another £1k in bits and it's been a blast. Done a dry drift day at Smeatharpe and one wet track at Rockingham, honestly in the wet it kept up with a turbo MK1 well enough, just about grip and throttle control.
    If you get one invest in a quality roll bar like a TR lane of GCfabs.

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    and they can take a decent wall tap well ay haha
     
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    Well that hurt more than the impact did...


    Also OP theres a Merc 230 Kompressor drift car on Facebook Marketplace for £2.8k
     

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