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Drifting using E-brake

Discussion in 'Drifting' started by mkgonzales, 25 July 2009.

  1. mkgonzales

    mkgonzales Grease Monkey

    Messages:
    3
    From:
    US, New York
    Car:
    Honda Civic
    1. Enter a turn at a speed too high for the vehicle to handle (if you do not drift, your vehicle should experience understeer at this speed).

    2. Heel-Toe Downshift# to get your vehicle into a gear low enough to pull you through a drift (2nd gear).

    3. Turn your wheels sharply into the turn. By the time you finish downshifting and turning your wheels, you should be at the apex of the turn.

    4. Hold in the release button on your E-Brake and pull up your brake sharply, then quickly release (e-brake is held up for only about 1 second). If using a RWD car, clutch in while pulling your E-Brake. If using a FWD car, keep on the throttle while pulling your E-Brake.

    5. When you feel the vehicle’s rear end kicking out, immediately countersteer the wheels to face straight with the road. Your vehicle will pull in the direction of the front wheels, as long as the wheels are still moving. Keep on the throttle. If you press the brakes or let off the throttle because your vehicle is in an extremely oversteered condition, you will spin out or leave the road.

    6. When you wish to straighten out your car, after completing the drift, let off the throttle smoothly and straighten out the wheels as your vehicle kicks in line behind the front tires.


    # Heel Toe Shifting (Double Clutching)

    Heel toe shifting is a race shifting technique that allows drivers to downshift quickly while applying the brakes. Proper heal toe shifting keeps the engine, transmission, and wheel speed matched up so there is no jolt through the driveline while downshifting. When drifting, heel toe downshifting allows drivers to downshift in order to increase engine rpm, while braking to transfer weight forward and off the rear wheels.


    1. Before entering a turn, do your initial braking to transfer your vehicle’s weight forward. Double clutch / heel toe downshift (see next step). Turn your wheels into the corner. Carry enough momentum into the corner to induce oversteer.


    2. Clutch in, bring your vehicle into neutral, and release clutch. While on the brakes, slide your right heel over to the gas pedal and rev up (blip) the engine to match transmission and engine speed. Without matching revs on downshift, the engine speed will cause a jolt through the driveline, upsetting rear traction uncontrollably.


    3. After matching revs, clutch in, and downshift your vehicle. Double clutching is optional, but reduces wear on your transmission. Use e-brake if momentum and downshift do not create enough oversteer.


    4. Release the clutch, get off the brakes, and press the accelerator. Accelerate enough to keep tires spinning to continue oversteer. Add steering input (countersteering) to keep your vehicle from pivoting or spinning out.
     
  2. puntoD

    puntoD Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    111
    Car:
    mk II Punto 1.9
    jeez that is confusing lol, i think its one of those thinks that you need to physically go out and practice over and over again, not jsut read it an vwalla
     
  3. carwyn

    carwyn Wrench Kid

    Messages:
    16
    From:
    pencader
    Car:
    ford focus st-2
    i hope this isn't a stupid question.... what's an e-brake?:embarrest:
     
  4. Loz

    Loz Torque King

    Messages:
    7,661
    From:
    Wolverhampton, U.K.
    Car:
    MX-5
    Hand brake, I think the American term is emergency brake. :)
     
  5. carwyn

    carwyn Wrench Kid

    Messages:
    16
    From:
    pencader
    Car:
    ford focus st-2

    ahh, of course
     
  6. Loz

    Loz Torque King

    Messages:
    7,661
    From:
    Wolverhampton, U.K.
    Car:
    MX-5
    Had me scratching my head the first time too, when I saw it mentioned in racing game manuals. :bigsmile:
     
  7. Mimo

    Mimo Tuner

    Messages:
    54
    From:
    Syria
    is'nt there a probability that the car might flip over???because of the high speed
     
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