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Old 12-14-2003, 01:52 PM   #76
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Hey, is nobody drifting out there??
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Old 12-14-2003, 02:05 PM   #77
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i have 2 videos of some of the best drifting in the world on it straight from japan Im selling both these for 20.00 shipped
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Old 12-14-2003, 02:07 PM   #78
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Nah.... We make our own driftvids

Look at the trailer I posted earlier, and you'll see what I mean...
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seems to be an interesting article....
utieh - I was there when they were doing those shots for the magazine!
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Old 12-14-2003, 07:40 PM   #80
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I drift my x-ray all the time. I think its better to drift on smooth polished floors than asphalt or concrete. I drift my mugen mtx-2 on concrete and asphalt with foams. Its not that difficult if you have enough power. I don't find gas or electric easier, just different. For example its easier to drift a gas car on stickier surfaces you just have to keep the revs up to where the torque is highest. I use torque to keep the tires slipping. I rarely every use counter steer, because the car is AWD so its all about throttle. In my electric I use torque(which is at the lower rev range of electric motors) and little counter steer also. Since i try to keep my X lookin as clean as possiple i never drive it ouside only indoors in on polished wood or tile floors. This is the funnest surface to drift on in my opinion. You can get good grip but as soon as soon as you tires slip they keep on slipping. You can do some extremely long extravagant drifts. Its really cool. My brother and I have gotten pretty good. We long side by side drifts, figure eights, etc. As for set up i don't use heavy camber as most people and and stiff setups. I use the same tires all around and maintain my regular racing setup. I have tried other drift setups with the 4 degrees of camber and it sucks for me. Anyway drifting is all about balance. As a matter of fact i drift both my gas and electric with one-ways in the front.
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Old 12-14-2003, 10:21 PM   #81
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@walkercart:

It's definitely all about balance... But I must say, countersteering is kinda a part of drifting, and if you just go wide enough, you can have some of that too

I'm looking forward to try drifting on asphalt with the PVC tires, something tells me it wil look cool!
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This looks like a blast! I'll have to try to convert my Schumacher axis 2 into a drift car.
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Old 12-15-2003, 05:39 AM   #84
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I drift my x-ray all the time. I think its better to drift on smooth polished floors than asphalt or concrete. I drift my mugen mtx-2 on concrete and asphalt with foams. Its not that difficult if you have enough power. I don't find gas or electric easier, just different. For example its easier to drift a gas car on stickier surfaces you just have to keep the revs up to where the torque is highest. I use torque to keep the tires slipping. I rarely every use counter steer, because the car is AWD so its all about throttle. In my electric I use torque(which is at the lower rev range of electric motors) and little counter steer also. Since i try to keep my X lookin as clean as possiple i never drive it ouside only indoors in on polished wood or tile floors. This is the funnest surface to drift on in my opinion. You can get good grip but as soon as soon as you tires slip they keep on slipping. You can do some extremely long extravagant drifts. Its really cool. My brother and I have gotten pretty good. We long side by side drifts, figure eights, etc. As for set up i don't use heavy camber as most people and and stiff setups. I use the same tires all around and maintain my regular racing setup. I have tried other drift setups with the 4 degrees of camber and it sucks for me. Anyway drifting is all about balance. As a matter of fact i drift both my gas and electric with one-ways in the front.
If you try using pvc piping on your unwated used rims, you'd be suprised how well it can drift on ashfelt! Everything happens nice and slowly and very smooth! You have more throttle control and with the pvc spinning against the ashfelt! it sounds like a turbo spooling!

I'm waiting for the yokomo kit to be released only because I don't want to drift around with my SD! Plus you get the cool looking rims and the cool shells!

I'm also a big fan of motor racing! Expensive but FUN!

Me on a skidpan drifting my civic!


Me on the track racing against the time in a DC2 ITR!


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Asimo,
Take a look on the Yokomo drift video of this page
it's totally insane wonder how they can make so much laps without crashing at least one time
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Nice pics!
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Hmmmmm.....rice rockets.... ok..... We dun hear that term too often here in Asia coz you know... we eat rice, lots of it !

About the pop-up Trueno, well thats what the guy who sold it to me said.... truth be told... I hav't seen anyone else with it here in Singapore too heheheheh

I attached a pic of my car, painted in trad panda colours

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Asimo,
Take a look on the Yokomo drift video of this page
it's totally insane wonder how they can make so much laps without crashing at least one time
utieh - Like I said, I was there when Masami, Hiroshi, Naito and a few of the other Yokomo drivers were @ Yatabe doing all that drifting for the magazine etc...

The best drifter there had to be Naito! he was the one doing all the drifting with the blue S13 you see in that video!

He was teaching me how to practise drifting by laying empty drink bottles on the ground for me to drift around doing figure 8's and all these other configurations!

Like I said, as soon as this kit hits the store! I'm getting one!

Like someone mentioned, the cars look realistic with the discbrakes, cool bodies etc...

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Asimo,
Take a look on the Yokomo drift video of this page
it's totally insane wonder how they can make so much laps without crashing at least one time
Oh, with the crashing bit, they must have edited those crash footages out! lol

There were a few crashes! but the impacts arn't that strong, because the car slides around like if it was on ice, impact is minor!
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Yo bro,
here's mine:
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Hehehe, sooo I am not alone, that's nice to hear
I got that shell from ModelOne actually.. then a couple of weeks after that, I won another Trueno shell in a lucky draw hahahahah talk about luck

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