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      07-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #13

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Originally Posted by dicker View Post
Federal uses the RSR on their drift cars.... Grip tires and drift tires are the same thing, the better the tire they faster you can drift. Why do you think all of the formula D cars that hankook sponsors use RS3's, all of the falken cars use 615K's nitto drivers use NT05, toyo drivers use R1R and so on.
Yes, this is true for a track, and with drift cars without emissions equipment and suspensions designed for racing/drifting competitions. The drift cars cannot get passed so they have to be reasonably quick while still showboating

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
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