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    Default help wanted with drift build! huntington

    Ive got a 87 mazda truck im dropping a sbc in plan on running coilovers on and i need help with fine tuning and such. Whats a good weight ratio? How hard or soft or hard do i need my suspention? Most imporntantly HOW THE HELL DO YOU DRIFT. Id like to meet somebody in the hunting area that drifts.
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    Default Re: help wanted with drift build! huntington

    howdy. im also from huntington. uhhhhhhhh i dont really know how to respond to this lol. there is no how-to on drifting, go to a wet parking lot and try to maintain slides. just do it away from where you can hurt other people or tear up their property, because if youre going to be serious about drifting, youre going to crash a lot. and the weight ratio of that truck is going to be like 70/30, so getting the rear wheels loose wont be a problem with a v8
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    Pittsburg is the nearest drifting event that I know of. (club loose) up there.... I've never seen a truck drift, There are a LOT of rules, such as in the nissan 240's you can't cut or modify the cross member at all, so makes the V8 swaps very difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevec5ws6 View Post
    Pittsburg is the nearest drifting event that I know of. (club loose) up there.... I've never seen a truck drift, There are a LOT of rules, such as in the nissan 240's you can't cut or modify the cross member at all, so makes the V8 swaps very difficult.
    the only trucks ive seen havent done it very well, and also were rednecks in their lifted chevys (not that theres anything wrong with that lol)
    any experience in anything rear wheel drive?
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    Default Re: help wanted with drift build! huntington

    Problem with a truck, is it's TOO easy to cut the rear end loose. You want something that fights back, at least a little, so you have more control over the rear end of the vehicle while it's spinning. Trucks are awesome for donuts, not so much for a controlled spin. That's the same reason why you don't see more big engine, muscle car type vehicles being competitive.



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    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Problem with a truck, is it's TOO easy to cut the rear end loose. You want something that fights back, at least a little, so you have more control over the rear end of the vehicle while it's spinning. Trucks are awesome for donuts, not so much for a controlled spin.
    yea m3's are great for drifting, and they have a perfect 50/50 weigh distribution
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    Default Re: help wanted with drift build! huntington

    Being at 50/50, or at least pretty close to, helps alot.



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    Default Re: help wanted with drift build! huntington

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevec5ws6 View Post
    Pittsburg is the nearest drifting event that I know of. (club loose) up there.... I've never seen a truck drift, There are a LOT of rules, such as in the nissan 240's you can't cut or modify the cross member at all, so makes the V8 swaps very difficult.
    Club loose II does it at Midvale Oh and Pittsburgh Race Complex. And Summit point does it acouple times a year too. Every now and then you'll see trucks drifting at grass root events. You can do 240sx v8 swaps and drift. It mainly depends on if your single or tandem drifting.

    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Problem with a truck, is it's TOO easy to cut the rear end loose. You want something that fights back, at least a little, so you have more control over the rear end of the vehicle while it's spinning. Trucks are awesome for donuts, not so much for a controlled spin. That's the same reason why you don't see more big engine, muscle car type vehicles being competitive.
    You see more trucks drifted in europe and down under than anything where here. I know of 2 guys in va that drift truck btw. Levi your alittle wrong with you don't see more big engine, muscle car types being used. In formula D right now imo is having horsepower wars. You have have car running big inch and cube LS motors and guys making over 1100 on turbo's. Back acouple years ago there were more than acouple muscle cars being ran, with one being a mint camero ran by falcon tires. Now the heaviest car in formula D right now is a Viper and im not sure how much he weights but im pretty sure he's heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Problem with a truck, is it's TOO easy to cut the rear end loose. You want something that fights back, at least a little, so you have more control over the rear end of the vehicle while it's spinning. Trucks are awesome for donuts, not so much for a controlled spin.
    yea m3's are great for drifting, and they have a perfect 50/50 weigh distribution
    There are more than acouple good platforms for drifting out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Being at 50/50, or at least pretty close to, helps alot.
    Yep, and suspension set up also. Err there's a vid of the guy who started drifting, drifting a stock MX-5.
    Since im bored today here's some links i found on speedhunters.

    http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/08/the-drift-truck/
    http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/07/mazda_slid/
    http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/08/nissan_drift_truck/
    http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/04/...-1jz-vw-caddy/
    http://www.speedhunters.com/tag/drift-ute/

    You can search ute on there and comes up with alot of stuff too..

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    Default Re: help wanted with drift build! huntington

    I'm thinking levi meant muscle cars with heavy front biased weight distribution .... the newer mustang and camaro's are damn close 50/50 and once they gut them to make race cars, move the battery to the rear and a couple of other mods ( such as a cage) they are 50/50.
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    Default Re: help wanted with drift build! huntington

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevec5ws6 View Post
    I'm thinking levi meant muscle cars with heavy front biased weight distribution ....
    ^ This. As far as the European/Austrailians and what they're doing. I don't really consider the Utes of the world to be trucks, Lol.

    I dunno what other trucks they are using. You'd definitely know more about what's going on over there than I would.



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    Default Re: help wanted with drift build! huntington

    I'd love to get into it but I care about my car too much lol.
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