Setups for a drift mustang...

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  1. 68mustang5.0

    68mustang5.0 Active Member

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    If you could, and you had the money, what would you put into a SN95 to make it into a drift car? 5.0? 4.6? IRS or solid axle? Coilovers or strut and spring? gutted interior or full interior?


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  2. Downshift

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    A skyline engine duh! :D Sorry I couldnt resist. My answer would be a good driver.
     
  3. 68mustang5.0

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    Oh now THATS real original. lol
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Legend

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    If I could build a drift Mustang, I would drift it right over a cliff.



    Drifting is like figure skating, only with cars. All the figure skaing I've ever seen was gay too.
     
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  6. MrNiceGuy

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    i would supercharge the 4.6, some kind of posi, and a good set of coilovers.. then it's up to the driver where it goes.. but then again... i would never drift a mustang.. auto-x would be fun.. but definitely not drifting
     
  7. ryclef331

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    Mild twin turbo setup for quick spool and good low end. 4.10s and a tq arm suspension out back. You don't want to run a blower on a drift car. I would see an over the counter blower setup spitting belts off left and right from the constant rpm changes.
     
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    ahh i didnt even think about that.. i have seen a lot of supercharged drift cars though.. but drifting isnt my thing.. so i dont know all the pros and cons of different set ups..
     
  9. scarface

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    is that what you guys do to pass time over there ???
     
  10. 68mustang5.0

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    In hawaii, drifting is big, because we have such close ties with Japan. But not once have i seen a mustang drift. Ive seen an LT1 camaro do it, but never a mustang.
     
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    Solid axle would be a disadvantage, you'd probably want a cobra motor, blueprinted with some killer valvesprings, bull-nosed, knife-edged crank, the key is just to have tons of rev, because you need to stay mostly in one gear. I used to drift my 240SX, trust me, a Mustang is a little fat to be running that way, but if you insist that this is a fantasy setup, you'd have to put every piece from the steeda catalog in the rear end and tubular K-member, etc, shave 5-600lbs and get a great driver, I know they drive the 05 stang as a drifter, but it still is just to promote Americans getting into the sport, JDM cars are lighter and can do more with a lot less, leave drifting to them.
     
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    man a 4.6 with a KB blower with a solid axel rear end and one hell of a driver
     
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    i got my mustang in order to drift, slowly restoring and building up. if i had all the money i needed now, i would get IRS with new k member in front, correct the reverse ackerson principle in the front (to make positive ackerson), get a cobra block and turbo it, coilovers, roll cage, replace all available body parts with carbon fiber (and paint over it cause im not into the carbon fiber look), get 18 inch bullit tires, and put a 6 speed transmission, lower the gears in the rear a bit, (maybe), upgrade the brakes, tighten my ebrake, and keep the car at stock appearance on the outside and (except for the 4 point roll cage) stock in apearance. but the hieght would be what my stang currently is (realy low)
     
  15. SRT Handz

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    Seems to me like you dont know a thing about drifting...

    ...In drifting, a Solid Rear end is an ADVANTAGE....IRS is the DISADVANTAGE.....Solid rear Makes drifting a whole lot easier than IRS. Look at the car that started the drift craze...the AE86 "Hatchi-Roku" was solid rear...and thats why maybe people choose a AE86...because it is soild rear.

    ..In drifting you dont stay in 1 gear....You use many gears and many types of techniques to initiate the drift. Feint, Power over, Braking, Side, Shift lock...these are all elements you to creat a drift.

    ....Seems To Me Like You Need To Watch The Drift Bible Son

    ...and Steeda Parts Suck Donkey Balls....Maximum Motorsports or NOTHING!!!
     
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    I wouldnt say Steeda sucks, they make some good stuff but IMO MM makes higher quality suspension products.
     
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    Why is it that every one of these threads turns into a pissing match of some sort...

    Nothing wrong with Steeda Suspension Parts!
     
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    yea and eat :rice:
     
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    and chase around really hot hawaiian girls....soooo yummy :)