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22 / F / Nebraska
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Personally...I make fun of people regardless if they're drifting around on public roads.
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revolutionofone wrote:


Reaper_ed wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


Reaper_ed wrote:

Grip:
-less wear on the tires
-less time taken
-less skill needed
-less accidents

Drift:
-more time taken
-more wear on the tries
-expensive after a while
-more skill needed to control the car
-stupid deaths from amatures tryin 2 drift in the mountains cuz they think they can because they've dun it in the streets..

I think that drifting is gd but the damn amature who think they can drift dont make it look gd at all!
STICK 2 GRIP IF YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO DRIFT!!


Pssh. Grip is not easier than drift as you say it is.

Grip:
Less tire wear: I give you that because that's technically true.

Less time taken: Well duh, shorter lap times is what grip is all about.

Less skill needed: I'm arguing with this one. There are alot of things to learn from grip racing. Most professional racers were started on kart racing when they were young because racing lines are very important. They take precise gas control to get through the corner the fastest without sacrificing grip and stability. It'd be harder for someone who is 22 to become a pro racer, or amateur racer than it is for him to become a pro drifter.

Less accidents: Most grip races (F1, Nascar, Le Mans), the cars are back to back and there's little room between each car. Accidents can happen anytime. Accidents happen in drifting normally from carelessness or they overcorrected their drift and it snaps back. Accidents happen in grip racing because they're too close or misjudge a turn.



Well it is pretty obvious grip isnt easy in F1 or Le mans but i didn't say anything about the big leagues or professional drivers cuz your driving over 160mph..

i might agree that grip might need more skill in professional racing but i dont know about just basic amature racing and you also learn gas contol in drifting and how to enter a turn because entering a turn at the wrong time isnt good at all

everyone should know that drifing is for show but theres different ways to drift e.g
Braking Drift, Power-over drift, hand break drift or clutch kick




You learn gas control in grip racing also. You push the car to the limits through corners, by finding the right amount of gas to give it in a corner, you've just found a faster way through the corner. Give it too much gas, you under/oversteer and you're losing time. Downshifting in grip racing is very important, moreso than drifting. Learning how to heel-toe is quite essential and not an easy thing to master.

Basic amateur racing is a preleague before professional. I don't see how it would be any different from professional. It may be amateur, but it's only a step down from pro.


Both types (Drifting and Grip Driving) use pedal work and toe-heel. Nothing is easy as it seems. If a person doesn't understand they're own car's potential and understated abilities, then its hard to do both. Keiichi Tsuchiya would understand this quite well...and then he probably go into more detail. Actually, I'm not sure if anybody noticed, but some US Formula D competitors are stunt drivers...not all but some. What about Rally? Does that take into account drifting, griping, or both and even more?
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Posted 4/25/08
Well I'll be honest I kinda jumped on the band wagon after seeing Initial D - when it first came out, and of course I tried 'drift' in open parking lots. I realized how dumb and potentially dangerous it was so I decided to keep it on the track. LOL Yes! I do drive a Nissan 240sx. Proud owner too. Yes, it does look like we're gonna be the next Honda Civic... Hell I agree with Tokyo drift, before that damn movie 240sx parts were inexpensive and no one cared, now I can't fricken get motor mounts for under 150$ Damn Movies...
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Posted 4/25/08

KoukixNismo wrote:

Well I'll be honest I kinda jumped on the band wagon after seeing Initial D - when it first came out, and of course I tried 'drift' in open parking lots. I realized how dumb and potentially dangerous it was so I decided to keep it on the track. LOL Yes! I do drive a Nissan 240sx. Proud owner too. Yes, it does look like we're gonna be the next Honda Civic... Hell I agree with Tokyo drift, before that damn movie 240sx parts were inexpensive and no one cared, now I can't fricken get motor mounts for under 150$ Damn Movies...


I can't get Hasport K-swap mounts for under 600.
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Posted 4/25/08
O.O! Lol and here I was trying to get a set that cost 200 dollars (Nismo), thinking I was some bad ass, but it looks like you take the gold medal today sir. =D
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Posted 4/26/08
Kind of random question but what is everyones preferred drifting style?

I'm not in the know on the terminology but my preferred is the power slide (driving in2 the turn as fast as you can, speeding through once the cars turning, and never using any of the breaks, just letting the car slide through).
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Lol DBO, That's almost the opposite of what I do. I think braking is thet most important part in a drift o-o. When I first started I did something simular to that - Tap the gas twice and apply enough pressure to keep it spinnin without completly flooring it. o-o; Too much gas = spinnn out pl0x. I personally wouldn't want to go in a drift if I didn't use mah' brakes to get into it. Scary even.
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Drifting is an awesome sport but if you can afford to change tires or a ballin' suspension set-up then its pretty limited, that is if you're taking it serious. If you're just bombin around then be prepared to break stuff. Grip is fun but it doesn't compare to going sideways.
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drift
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Posted 5/2/08
drifting is for show.. and it's too much burden for the car.. well if you're rich it's not a problem
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22 / F / malaysia
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Posted 5/2/08
i like to see it..........drift really cool.
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24 / 私自身の小さな世界 :D
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Posted 5/2/08
if i had the money to spare, i'd drift, but i'd have to get much better alone before i try it around other people
Posted 5/2/08
i dont do it that much anymore, i miss it
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Posted 5/6/08
umm, i'd say driftin was faster, but only if ur gud at it (obviously) if ur just a young 19 yr old that's just passed his license and u try to drift round a nice long bend on a road...trust me, after wot happens next ur bound to be wishin ud just slowed down, especially since u wouldn't be goin anywhere now...except hospital.
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drift!
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