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      07-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by smmmurf View Post
It's tougher to drift with high grip tires and a street suspension and without 400ft-lbs of torque at the wheels from some crazy catless turbo setup

In my experience low grip tires are better for this kind of thing on a street car
My thoughts exactly.

And I'd like to quibble with another point:
Originally Posted by dicker View Post
Grip tires and drift tires are the same thing, the better the tire they faster you can drift.
Actually, some grip tires let go very suddenly and you get a sharp falloff in lateral grip when they start to slide. This is obviously not ideal for a drift tire.

What you want is a tire that's very progressive, at the limit. Essentially, this means it will respond well to inputs, like changes in the amount of throttle or weight transfer.