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      09-11-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Drifting...how to???

Headin to the track Saturday.(3 mile 13 turn road course) What is the proper techinique for drifting??...if one were so inclined to do so.

Speed?..e-brake?..best gear to be in?..

I have been driving in snow my entire adult (and I use that word loosely) life and understand the dynamics and throttle control on a slippery surface, but not so confident on dry pavement.

All the videos I have seen make it look so easy and fun...

Looking for real advice from "drivers" of M3's not posers....

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      09-11-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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Are you talking about taking a corner going sideways and lighting it up? OR just doing donuts and wildly spinning the wheels with no directional control?
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You are kidding, right?

Are you going to take a $70 car and throw it into a high speed slide based on information gleaned from an internet forum?

PT Barnum said it best.
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taking a corner sideways to the next straight....(not like trying to exit the Mons Venus parking lot..haha, saw your sig.)
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The trick is not going sideways...
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taking a corner sideways to the next straight....(not like trying to exit the Mons Venus parking lot..haha, saw your sig.)
While no expert at this (I'M NOT LIABLE FOR WHATEVER YOU DO TO YOURSELF OR YOUR CAR) the general idea is as soon as you get the wheels spinning, its all about rpm control + steering. Too high rpm's and you will spin out and embarrass yourself too little and your wheels will get traction and toss you in whatever direction your facing (much like a bike high siding except the car wont buck you off). Tons of practice on a beater maybe is a good idea. Don't go out and do something like that with your M if you are not 100% confident with the vehicle. I know I wouldn't in my M. Go to a school. I'm sure there are some schools that have these HUGE parking lots that teach you these sort of things.
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who paid 70k???....I got $10,000 off list..out the door 58k...
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who paid 70k???....I got $10,000 off list..out the door 58k...
Because wrecking a 58K car is better than wrecking a 70k car? lol How much you paid isn't the point. The person that said that just doesn't want to see you destroy your car or hurt yourself.
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You don't because only retards and ricers think that drifting through a corner is actually faster.
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who paid 70k???....I got $10,000 off list..out the door 58k...
Sure you did.
Not at Sears or Motorwerks.
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      09-11-2008, 08:14 PM   #11
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who paid 70k???....I got $10,000 off list..out the door 58k...
Wow, just don't even know how to begin on this one........
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Unless this is a drifting track day, they will probably not like you out there trying to drift every corner.
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Sure you did.
Not at Sears or Motorwerks.
thansk for the help...
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thansk for the help...
You are always going to get negative comments man just ignore them and answer to the ones that help you out
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Do you have a driver's license? Some the looks of your avatar, I think you're not old enough.
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Do you have a driver's license? Some the looks of your avatar, I think you're not old enough.
thats Jr. ........who has a thing for corvettes.....
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You know, if you want to learn about drifting, you should attend one of the winter driving schools held up in your parts. Various car clubs offer them every winter. They let you loose on a frozen lake and you learn car control under controlled circumstances. I used to have a blast in empty parking lots around Minneapolis after a good snow.

Hey, are you going to Brainerd with Northstar? If you can drift a car through turn 1 at 150 mph you got bigger cahones than I'll ever hope to have.

I wish I could be there. They are a really nice bunch of people. Tell Eric, Jorge and Tubby Butterman (very fast 330i ZHP) that I said hi.
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You know, if you want to learn about drifting, you should attend one of the winter driving schools held up in your parts. Various car clubs offer them every winter. They let you loose on a frozen lake and you learn car control under controlled circumstances. I used to have a blast in empty parking lots around Minneapolis after a good snow.

Hey, are you going to Brainerd with Northstar? If you can drift a car through turn 1 at 150 mph you got bigger cahones than I'll ever hope to have.

I wish I could be there. They are a really nice bunch of people. Tell Eric, Jorge and Tubby Butterman (very fast 330i ZHP) that I said hi.
a nice and civil response...I knew you had it in you.....

I am going to Brainerd, but it is for their 40th anniversary celebration...$20 a day to get on the track!!

thanks for the help...(now I mean it)...
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the best gear to drift is in second, if your car is 6MT
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1. get car and life insurance
2. turn off DSC
3. turn hard into corner in low gear
4. step on the gas
5. counter steer to correct direction
6. repeat 3-5 as needed
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You don't because only retards and ricers think that drifting through a corner is actually faster.

ya dude if your trying to get the best time, dont drift just take the turn
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attend a drifting school - and save lots of money for tires.
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