Ever try drifting?

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  1. Javelin

    Javelin New Member

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    My 96 SVT Cobra is my track car, set up for SCCA Track Night in America and Time Trial events along with autocross. I have an actual drift track, Spirit Peaks Raceway, close to my house so I took the Cobra there for a couple of events. It's a lot of fun, but very different for suspension setup. Here's a short clip from the first time out:



    Yes, my drift tires are Nitto NT05's, 275/40/17F & 315/35/17R. It's set up for sgrip, so I had to play with shock settings and tire pressures to get it to rotate. Ultimately I decided that tandem drifting was a little too anxiety-inducing for this car. I need a scruffy 'Stang to bang fenders with!
     
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    Nice, I have never formally tried drifting but it has been forced upon me by the traction gods.

    Looks super fun!!
     
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    Drifting was obviously invented by tire companies. Much like valentines day invented by hallmark stores and the like......lmao
     
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    We had a guy one here who built a super badass drift’stang. Can’t remember his name but he was competing pretty hardcore. His turnin on the front suspension and steering was sick. Had his radiator in the trunk and all kinds of craziness.

    Oh and it sounds like you have something loose and rattling!!!


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    I have never intentionally tried to drift but it has happened once or twice with mixed results.... I wish I had the car, the shop to work on it and the money to do it. It sure looks like a good time. I am hoping to see some drifting at NMRA this year
     
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    That would be my OG GoPro (the original one, before they were numbered) rattling around in it's case. I bought it in 2009 and it still works, so I haven't upgraded...
     
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    Blue 4v with a vortech IIRC, last I saw it was getting an angle kit.