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Old 02-28-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Drifting question

I want to know how to drift a focus in the snow.
I was trying it today, i don think it really has enough grid to do so.
it is more like sliding...
and i just swing up to the crub.

how to gain control of the car and how to use the clutch?

if it is wrong to talk about it, just delete the thread, please don ban me...
i don think it should be in the racing discussion.

i just want to know more about drifting.


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lol, drifting is for rwd cars... the only way to do it in a focus is to put teh rear wheels on some like lunch trays or something and just have your front tires drag you around.
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^^^ agree

I think you are just over steering and think your drifting. I have a friend that drifts his 86 corolla and 240sx and trust me you need a RWD car. If you watch the G4 drifting comp. none of the car on that show are FWD. First step to drifting is to get a RWD car or get skid pads for your tires.

If you do drift you are going to need a really good clutch and need a good brake set up. You will also need to replace you rear brake pad often. My friend gets his changed ever month and spends over a grand on tires too.

here is a link that my help.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDEhcnO2eik
don't do this on public streets, you should find a drift track near you
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i know that is why i did it on snow...
it just doesn't feel right...
so when your FWD lost control, there is nothing you can do to regain control?
coz i seen so many online video about AWD drifting on snow and they seems to have tractions.
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i guess i will get a AWD before i think about drifting again.

still i want to know how!! can you guys share if you have drifting experience!
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when your going around a corner you have to yank the e-brake, but at the right time....now that I told you that, I also definately dont suggest doing that anywhere, the chances of loosing control are very high, which means it could damage your car, or hurt you or someone else. Its also pretty hard on your car...
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go in a straight line, turn the wheel slightly, and as you start to go around, rip the ebrake, and the back end goes around
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Yes, you can regain control of a RWD car after it skids. (or any car for that matter, if you know how to)

The AWD car has more traction on the snow because it's All Wheel Drive. Not just front or rear wheel drive.

Just slide around on the snow like you've been doing, presumably using your parking brake, and have fun. Just watch out for pot holes and curbs hidden by the snow.

Also, reverse donuts are fun! I shouldn't even have to say this but do this crap in a big open parking lot with no cars around and you should be OK. Five-O might give you crap for it but you can make up your own mind to take the risk or not.
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when your going around a corner you have to yank the e-brake, but at the right time....now that I told you that, I also definately dont suggest doing that anywhere, the chances of loosing control are very high, which means it could damage your car, or hurt you or someone else. Its also pretty hard on your car...
i understand, the body will sway too much for that cornering.
i won't do that, because i know all you can do with FWD is sliding... haha
i will wait until i have a AWD...
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Yeah with a FWD, it is sliding and nothing more....

With a AWD it will be hard, when I put my truck into 4x4, it is very hard to break the truck loose even in snow, and I have more torque than your average suburu at the wheels too(maybe not the high end ones or modded). I must say though, I do have sort of aggressive tires(BF-AT) compared with a low profile.

When I go around corners in 2WD its a different story though, even with a little bit of gas I will swing the back end around, because there is no weight over the rear axle of a truck, combined with all the power. If you want to drift you either have to do 2 things

1) lessen the traction(truck with nothing in the bed and a torque'y motor and gear ratio in the differential)

2) Have a moddified AWD or RWD car

Take this information and be very careful though, it is very dangerous to do this on streets and illegal. Like said earlier go to an empty parking lot, or better yet go to a winter driving school. They will teach you everything and the instructor will keep every varible in control, not to mention its really fun.
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