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Old 12-12-2018, 01:16 PM
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Default Drifting is more Shlammed than it looks

So I lucked into a $1500 2010 Mustang GT last month. There really wasn't anything I could think to do with it so I decided to try drifting. I would describe myself as an above average driver on a road course, autox, rally, etc. Drifting was way harder than I expected and way more fun than I realized. Anybody know anything about drifting? I need to make some changes to the car and then try again. Is there a forum? There were two turbo Miatas out there and they looked like pretty good drivers.


Yes I realize we normally hate on the stanced drifting crowd, but seriously this was fun and challenging.
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This is how you lose cats
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It's 2018.
You can just come out and say you're gay.
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Figure skating is also very challenging.
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Better a Mustang into a wall than a Mustang into a crowd.
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Riveting stuff.
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Guys, I've been doing motorsports related stuff for 15 years, I'm bored. Plus you can't be James Bond unless you can ballroom dance, shoot guns, and drift lol. I've got the guns taken care of...
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Originally Posted by jacob300zx View Post
Guys, I've been having sex with women for 15 years, I'm bored.
See how crazy you sound?
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Oh dear lord, I have more fun doing burnouts and pulling old cars out of the weeds these days haha. I also still have several Miata's, stop being haters.
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I have more fun doing burnouts...
Do these burnouts have names? Anyone we know? Hustler Maybe?
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He sends me nudes from time to time, but he travels too much these days.
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back to the basics.

get an aftermarket steering wheel that has the hub in the center, and a full capture seat of some sort. beyond that, make sure your LSD is giving good lockup and try to get as much steering angle you can so when you start to push it harder you don't hit the steering limit and spin. you can still get really good at it without these things, but they definitely make it easier.
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Me back in 2008. Can't beat $50 Thursday drift days for cheap track time.


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He sends me nudes from time to time, but he travels too much these days.
I think you may be the side piece :(
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I like how there are closet drifters in here.
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I like how there are closet drifters in here.
We know who they are. They're not fooling anyone.

Do you like fish sticks?
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Midtenn (Drifter) circa 2005-2006. Before AE86's were "cool" and expensive. 90whp on a good day. Learned a lot about car control from this car. It was auto-x'd, tracked, and drifted almost every other weekend for about 5-6 years with no major mechanical failures.

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I don't understand the hate for the drift crowd, but I feel younger drivers that are just getting into driving and "swinging that civic in the parking lot" have something to do with it. 3 years ago I first got my taste of "drifting" in an abandoned parking lot on the outskirts of town. It is very addicting and challenging. It takes a certain type of person to be willing to destroy their car in the name of fun. Plus you need to buy tires more times than the average family grocery store trip. I used to go out every other Saturday night to a local-ish go kart track where they hosted drift night. $50 and a simple tech inspection and you could drift all night!
I've since stopped the drift hobby in the name of trying to save money and my clean chassis, but I'm sure I'll be back eventually!
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Having a car that you don't like makes the decision way easier haha
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For people who grew up with acres of land and dirt roads it was a lot cheaper to learn and do similar maneuvers. Tires are conserved. Still not interested in doing it.
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