Serious inquiry about starting to drift

Thread in 'Drifting Chat / Pictures / Videos' started by hardus77, May 16, 2019.

  1. hardus77

    hardus77 New Member

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    Hello everyone.

    Alright, so within the last year I joined the military and ever since have been around / involved with cars. Prior to joining I was a “Gamer” (so needless to say I had no car knowledge).

    However, since joining my close buddies are super into cars and got me hooked. We go to things like import fest, driven and other big events that come to Eastern Canada.

    So now for why I’m writing this post. I currently drive a Chevy sonic (). In 3 months I’m planning on buying my first “actual” car being a 370 brand new. However, I won’t be drifting that car more for show.

    What car should I get in order to “start” drifting / be able to learn and work on cars as a hobby. Before anyone says “it’s expensive “, “you spend more time in your garage then drifting” comments. I’m aware, I want to do this for the community (as while as going sideways ).

    From my research cars that are recommended are all ones I can’t find anywhere. Like E36 , AE86, or Mx-5 miata.

    I’m looking for something more available that also won’t be a “huge” amount of work. Not that I’m not willing to do the work, I’m just new and don’t want to have to pay someone every time my car break. Ideally I want to learn how to do the work myself and really get involved in the car scene.

    To conclude: I’m new , know little , need advice.
     
  2. Mrodoc

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    Hey Man,

    Maybe something like an e46? 325/330? fairly simple to work on and plenty of oomf to get you started, or it you want something a bit more upscpedded a 350z ive heard is a decent starting point but as you can imagine slightly more expensive
     
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    crazyae86 Active Member

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    hey man
    if you want something very cheap go with bmw e36 e46
    if you need something more fancy go with s14 s14a

    dont bother with opther cars
    thats my option
    you are in usa rigth if you go in japan car there is usa u havent leagal many choises for japan car
     
  5. thyfartismurder

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    this is primarily a UK forum so we dont really know what is available and cheap in Canada.
    an idea that will work wherever you are.

    go to your nearest drift track, see what everyone else drives, get what ever they drive.
    they will be in whatever is most available and cheap and if you have the same there is more people who will be able to help you
     
  6. BenRice

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    If you're getting a 370z new as a stancey kind of car then buy a 350z as your drift car. Everything you learn from one can be applied to the other

    Jump onto Youtube and watch Taylor Ray & DrifthappyTV to learn about 350z's. Marco (DrifthappyTV) works at BC Suspension and has just put together a cheap 350z "seat time car". There is tonnes of 350z content on his channel, and even more on Taylor's channel. Both are also very entertaining too.

    Most importantly, DON'T BUY LOCAL. You want to buy a 350z out of the US and bring it over the border. Rusty bolts will kill any enthusiasm you have
     

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