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Best car for drift?

Discussion in 'Drifting' started by obi_waynne, 2 July 2008.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Deal, Kent UK
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    A3 2.0 TDI
    What is the best car for drifting?

    Big powerfull and heavy or small and light? What car would you say is the perfect drift machine?

    I think you have to go a long way to beat the Toyota AE86 but I've also been impressed by Skylines and 350z's!
     
  2. SteSE

    SteSE Wrench Pro

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    Gatwick
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    E30 325i
    BMW E30's, they're set up to oversteer from the factory.

    Any rear wheel drive car with a welded diff can drift, wet car park or diesel spill optional (depending on power)
     
  3. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    dont even joke about that mate there are idiots out there that will put down oil to help them drift. fair enough on private ground but dont do this in a carpark or especially on the public roads
     
  4. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Living near Dover there are frequent diesel spills so It is a naturally occurring phenomena! Sadly a few bikers have lost their lives due to diesel spills so as PG says - DONT DO IT YOURSELF READERS!

    The question is though which would be the best car for drifting? Small and light, Big and powerfull? Is the AE86 the perfect drift machine?
     
  5. SteSE

    SteSE Wrench Pro

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    Apolgise for my last post on this topic.

    In reference to the original question i would argue that big and powerful would have the edge over a small and light car. Big generally means heavy, heavy proving more stable so that, once you are in the drift, it's easier to control and hold. A light can IMO would be more likely to spin right round (baby right round) than a bigger car and less likely to catch should the worse happen.

    Remember you are usually not in control when you are dirfting and that the worest usually happens. Drift learning events are helded at most UK circuits...Santa Pod also offers a Drift What ya Brung event sort of like the quater mile events. You turn up in your car (attempt) to drift and if it's not broken drive it home. More info here

    http://www.dwyb.co.uk/
     
  6. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    :lol: If its not broken drive it home - how true that is.
     
  7. ascaudio

    ascaudio Torque Junkie

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    dude WTH ?????

    if you can drift then its about car controll .if you lose control or dont have controll its called a crash ???
    not sure what your getting at there ..


    any car that is long ie skyline is easier to drift as the weight distribution is over a greater distance meaning more controll a smaller car or lighter is harder especially if the wheels are near the corners and can become twitchy like a go cart .i personally think its about wballanceing weight to power and a good stiff chassis and controlled suspension .not really a power issue .no good having 1000 bhp if you sneeze and dab the accelerator and it trys to kill you
     
  8. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    I agree with the big and powerful. All my reasons have already been said though :(.
     
  9. pikey motorsports

    pikey motorsports Track Warrior

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    doesnt have to be powerful guys, i drift a stripped 2.0L carlton ( puny 122bhp) with no problems at all. new diff being welded and fitted this week which will improve things even more. some of the comments ive read on this forum have really really made me laugh, 5k budget for a decent drift car??? only stupidly big enines with lots of BHP will drift ?????etcetc
     
  10. prevtec

    prevtec Pro Tuner

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    prelude 2.2vtec jap
    best car for drifting is the 86 toyota corolla twincam rwd
    we have drifting comps over here,(not me) with big v8s 200sx skylines, the lot
    what wins and looks more in control??? 1.6 twincam corolla
    lethal yokes
     
  11. pikey motorsports

    pikey motorsports Track Warrior

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    ADMIN/MODS - why have you cut my post short? am i not allowed to express my opinions on this forum or what? am i not allowed to mention another drift forum that actually know what they are talking about? what a load os bo**ocks!!! my post wasnt abusive/offensive in any way, except to the know it alls that know sod all.
    Jokes
     
  12. prevtec

    prevtec Pro Tuner

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    prelude 2.2vtec jap
    your new coming on to this site expressing how another site knows all about drifting,
    well go back there,
    this is a matter of opinion site, not a get told by some mog that knows it all 1
    if you read the first post properly, you will see you have a choice

    members who prefer big powerful cars, do for their reasons and visa versa
    members then express why they think its better, even share hints and tips

    for your post to be cut short, you must have said something wrong, i dont know as i havent red it, but if it was competitive in anyway against another site, thats why

    now in my opinion, you dont need 5k to have a drift car, but it helps
    have you won anything with your low budgrt car??? and be honest. we dont mind if your a loser
     
  13. prevtec

    prevtec Pro Tuner

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    prelude 2.2vtec jap
    hi prince, what is an ae86, and while were on a teaching lesson what is lol and imo??

    ha ha, if carlsberg made drft cars, the drivers would be langers

    ( cork slang = langers) = totaled from drink or a bunch of muppetts
     
  14. pikey motorsports

    pikey motorsports Track Warrior

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    No i havent won anything, and i didnt claim to have! i drfit for fun, i dont compete and dont intend to until at least 2010. and will i be running a 5k car then? No i wont. a guy from another site im on (not allowed to say which obviously) WON BDC round 2 earlier in the year with his trampdrifter BMW, and that was going against 5k+ motors, including shane lynch ( boyzone fame) in his no expense spared R33 skyline...so do you need lots of money to build a decent drift car and win competitions...? i say no.
    You say this forum is about people exressing their opinions, well if my opinion is that iv mostly read a load of bollo*ks, then i have every right to voice it. just as i have every right to voice that another forum has more knowledge about the subject at hand.
    kinda pitiful that the admin on this forum dont let you use another forums name! scared of the competition are we??
    TBH my post was probably put on the wrong thread, but after reading 5 or 6 what car/what do i need to drift etc threads i couldnt help but comment, never in 20mins have i read so many people talkin absolute rubbish like they're the font of all drifting knowledge! IMO very few people on this forum seem to have a clue. you only have to look at the driftlock homepage that says FWD cars will drift to see that!
     
  15. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Mate whats with all the attitude? We express our opinions! Whats your problem with that? Will you be competing at D1 level drifting? If not then you don't need a 5k car. But me personally thought this post was about the best drift car in our opinion. So to me the best drift car has to be 1 from the D1 series which would cost considerably more than 5k.....My own opinion...
     
  16. pikey motorsports

    pikey motorsports Track Warrior

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    like i said i posted in the wrong thread, for which im sorry.
    yes if were talking D1 you'd be looking at considerbly more than 5k!
    just piss*d me off that admins cut down my post for sod all reason.
    and if it really is a rule that you cant mention another forum, how stupid is that?! no other forum iv ever come across does that!
     
  17. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    it was me that cut the post short as it got stuck in the moderation queue because you didnt have significant privlages to post up links.
    you cant post up links to competing sites unless you are a regular supporter of this forum.
     
  18. prevtec

    prevtec Pro Tuner

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    As a new member your asked to read the rules which are simply dont swear and dont bring attitude against other sites or members

    the adm/mod have a job to do keeping the apperance of the site clean,if you write something disregarding the rules, they'll wipe it, simple as that

    this isnt just a drift site, its a multiple topic 1, we will disagree with you in 1 post and agree with you in others, so live with it
     
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  19. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    The AE86 is a quality car for drifting but if I had the choice I'd have an S14 Turbo. That would do me nicely....:D:D
     
  20. vivedo

    vivedo Newbie

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    chevrolet optra ss
    ford crown vic
    the best
     
  21. Mongoose

    Mongoose Wrench Pro

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    I personally find drifting as a sport to be quite pathetic and a waste of time. At least in rallying the driver is using oversteer to get round the stage as fast as possible, unlike in drifting "competitions" which doesn't seem to have any particular aim..

    anyway, I guess light cars are better because they need less power from the engine to loose traction, and it has to be set up with the right kind of tyres and differential..

    for rallying purposes, a classic subaru impreza would be the best.. although on tarmac, a rear wheel drive car is needed for the best spectacle.

    p.s. i didn't intend to cause any offence to drift fans, just saying my thoughts
     
  22. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Drifting is about how sideways you can get the car. The aim is to keep one continues drift all the way to the finish. They do reach some high speeds fully sideways. It takes immense control and feel to achieve this. It's not just the car that has to be up to the job. The driver does too.
     
  23. pikey motorsports

    pikey motorsports Track Warrior

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    firstly, calling drifting pathetic and pointless is a surefire way to offend drifters.:mad:
    secondly, as said by TN, drifting takes an IMMENSE amount of skill and practice to perfect. i know people who can drift absolute sh**boxes around corners at 85mph then pull off a perfect transition down the straight and take the next corner at the same speed. unless you have ever attempted drifting, you shouldn't make judgements on the sport. and it IS as much a part of motorsport now as rallying etc.
     
  24. Munday

    Munday Torque Junkie

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    Glanza V
    If i were building a drift car then i would keep it N/A so that throttle response remains totally linear. Not saying a turbo car isnt good for drifting, but i would keep it NA :bigsmile:
     
  25. biopower

    biopower Full member

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    Saab 93 2.0t
    nissan silvia s15 for me
     
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