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Don't drift FWD vehicles

Postby magna on Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:09 pm

Well... Went out 'Practice Drifting' on Saturday night and left a turn a bit late and went straight into a gutter.

At the end of the day, just bent my lower control arm quite substantially and nothing else! :shock: A $16.50 part and around 12 hours of straight labour with 2 people working on it (though rain... hail... and shine).

I wish I could have used the puppie/fox excuse for hitting the gutter, but the g/f's parents didn't believe me. :(

If drift damage is only going to cost me $16.50, $95 for a tow and 12 hours of labour... I'll be out this weekend again :wink: Well, maybe not.
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Postby MiTSiCHiCK on Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:45 pm

Hahahahahah good work Magna, and good to see your honest. :lol:
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Postby Dave on Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:44 pm

lol aaron.....out trying to copy fooya again were ya?
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Postby magna on Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:37 pm

Something along those lines - thought i'd get in a bit of private practice without an audience. Drove it for about 5 minutes to the main road (and had smoke pouring off it becuase the wheel was rammed right back against the chasis).

First thing the tow truck driver says when I got in his truck "out drifting hey?" :)

It's off getting a wheel alignment now. :D I'm going to buy myself a RWD "thrash/drift s**t".
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Postby Exodus on Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:25 pm

Magna Drifts??? How??? Tell me....
I can pratice on a skid pan...
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Postby 4PLEAZN on Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:58 pm

its not classed as "drift"....but ass draggin or handbrake with front tyres frying

but what do u define as drift? i beleive that u can drift in a fwd car....its just a different method and strategy to take the bends
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Postby SCORP1 on Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:55 pm

disruption of the cars inertia and balance causing unsettled sliding and immediate power out of a corner 8)
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Postby gold booya magna on Tue Sep 16, 2003 7:18 am

Left foot braking, once perfected, is one very controled way to "drift" a FWD vehicle.

i read a turorial once on LFB and drifing, in a FWD proton, and they did it too :shock: ill have to try find that webaddy again :doubt:
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Postby Alan on Thu Dec 25, 2003 8:35 pm

A hit a gutter back in March. The road was wet and bang, missed a light pole by 1 foot. Bent my rim back and snapped my left driveshaft and suspension. $6750 latter it was back on the road. :oops:

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Postby dj-bell on Sat Jan 17, 2004 11:10 pm

hey magna, i did the exact same thing tonight!! cept mine was more embarrasing, i did it while others were around :(

if ur reading, cheers to the boys who gave me a hand

*heh, i put the full story on the am site
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Postby GOTRCE on Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:12 am

thats cool mate you did a good job

next time you will look out for the gutters lol
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Postby 4PLAYN on Sun Jan 18, 2004 10:41 am

These gutters will jump out in front of you won't they!! :?
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Postby dj-bell on Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:08 am

they sure will! it wasnt there when i started! :p

but hey, it did well on the attempt there earlier.
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Postby GOTRCE on Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:32 am

dj-bell wrote:but hey, it did well on the attempt there earlier.


yes you did mate
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Postby 4PLAYN on Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:19 pm

would have been entertaining to see.... :)
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