V6PowerStang said:drifting's a great way to get a date with a brick wall or kill people. it's a stupid kiddie phase of street racing that is more hype than function. and for thsoe that say, "well it doesn't wear your brakes!"... tires cost a lot more than brake pads my friends!
Indeed, light posts are evil I figured that out $6000 and 6 points later...mantis3024 said:I drift in my 944 everytime it snows/rains. I would not recommend you drift in the mustang. I've tried it and the car is just not built for it. If you do decide to try it, be sure to do it in an empty parking lot with nothing around you. Light posts and trees are not your friends. Also its best when the ground is wet so theres less friction so less wear on your tires
XMustangx2002 said:Drifting is the art of making your car face the inside of the curve, sliding in the entrance and exit of the curve regaining control on a straightaway.The one reason I am building a FC3S(Gen II RX7)is to drift at the track and learn better car control and technique to enter the Touring class out west. I have drifted a few times, only 2x's in my Mustang and it is possible BUT your car has to have proper balance control,susption settings..ect.)Now the only way to drift in your Mustang (empty parking lot, no gravel,water,light poll's or cars around) is turn off Traction control, warm up the tire's and I will leave a link of various techniques you can use to pull a drift off. Also set up some cones and drift around them. But first I would advise you try drifting in a older 240sx(Manual of course), older RX7,Older Corolla GT-S(Levin or Trueno)and such various RWD layout's. I learned in a 240sx and it took some time. Also if you do attempt your Mustang, you'll need a manual. The only way I drifted my automatic was using the High Race speed drift at 40 mph and counter steered to the right then a soft turn of the wheel to the right while locking the back wheel's and let me say this sucked. Our Mustang's have Traction control and ABS and it very hard to drift in, plus like the other's said the suspension is to soft and the rear end is to tight to swing around unless you are in the rain and the problem with rain, dirt or snow is you will need experience in driving in them and know what it is like to loose control. But please do not attempt to drift in your Mustang until you have mastered drifting. Try doing small donut's and spinning around at slow speed's so you know what it is like and won't panic.Alway's use your head,Drifting is danergous and take's time to perfect and master!BTW I'd start with the Initial D series from Ebay(Animetoys-60 buck's for first stage, second stage, third stage, battle stage and extra stage) or you can buy the $19.99 3 episode series (episode 1-9) from Suncoast by Tokoyo pop but it isn't worth it. And also you can go to a local book store and buy the drift bible and drift king's movies in some book store's. Drifting is a very powerful technique used by the Japanese to make "Tongue" or circle track racing fair and it is used to show the driver skill. If you wish to obtain anymore knowledge I am aculy doing a mini book on this subject with a few of my friend's who had mastered drifting and will send a copy via e-mail when I finished if you wish. My name is Dustin you can reach me at [email protected] if you want to know more .But please do not attempt this on the street and have a experienced older person with you if you try in a parking lot or track.