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Maybe if he bought some better tires he wouldn't slide around like that.
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Originally posted by Rambino Rambino wrote:

Maybe if he bought some better tires he wouldn't slide around like that.
You said that on the first page already....

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Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

Originally posted by Rambino Rambino wrote:

Maybe if he bought some better tires he wouldn't slide around like that.
You said that on the first page already....


also they do use good tires.  the last thing you want when sliding around at 80 mph is tires with crappy traction
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Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:


Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

Originally posted by Rambino Rambino wrote:

Maybe if he bought some better tires he
wouldn't slide around like that.
You said that on the first page
already....
also they do use good tires.  the last thing you want
when sliding around at 80 mph is tires with crappy traction


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Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:


also they do use good tires.  the last thing you want
when sliding around at 80 mph is tires with crappy traction

lol its like an oxymoron but not

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Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:


Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

Originally posted by Rambino Rambino wrote:

Maybe if he bought some better tires he
wouldn't slide around like that.
You said that on the first page
already....
also they do use good tires.  the last thing you want
when sliding around at 80 mph is tires with crappy traction


facepalm


no, really
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Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:


Originally posted by Hairball!!! Hairball!!! wrote:

Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:


Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

Originally posted by Rambino Rambino wrote:

Maybe if he bought some better tires he
wouldn't slide around like that.
You said that on the first page
already....
also they do use good tires.  the last thing you want
when sliding around at 80 mph is tires with crappy traction


facepalm
no, really


Really, facepalm.
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Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:


Originally posted by Hairball!!! Hairball!!! wrote:

Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:


Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

Originally posted by Rambino Rambino wrote:

Maybe if he bought some better tires he
wouldn't slide around like that.
You said that on the first page
already....
also they do use good tires.  the last thing you want
when sliding around at 80 mph is tires with crappy traction


facepalm
no, really


Really, facepalm.


no, reeaaallyyy
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The cars quite often have different tires on the front and back, and the owner may have quite a few sets. This is because a single afternoon of drifting can destroy a new set of tires. As a rule, good tires go on the front for good steering. On the back, hard-compound tires are used, quite often second-hand ones tend to end up in a cloud of smoke. 15" wheels are common on the rear, as 15" tires are cheap. As a driver gets better, they will most likely want to upgrade the tires used in the rear for a higher grip compound. Although cheap/hard tires are fun purely for their slipperiness and ease of drifting, they quickly become a hazard for high-speed drifts. More advanced drivers require the most grip possible from all 4 tires, so as to retain control adequately during high speed drifts. Competitive drifters often run DOT approved tires closer to racing tires, which is permitted, with the exception of some major championships including D1GP which only permits commercially available tires that are approved by them. The grip is required for control, speed, and a fast snap on the initial entry. Some companies have started to create tires with special effects for drifting. One such company is Kumho. They recently released tires designed especially for the drifting crowd. These new tires produce colored smoke instead of regular grey smoke when drifted. Lavender-scented tires have also been developed.[18] They are not permitted in many competitions, as they are seen as giving an unfair advantage to teams with the funding to use them; now, they are currently expensive, but available to the public.



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Tires are the most expensive thing about drifting, you can run through a couple sets just learning how to do it. I ran through the first set of tires on my GTO in only a couple months, 
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God I love the GTO's, both old and new. The old ones were mean looking monstrosities, and the new ones are the same thing disguised as a "family coupe." It took a while for the new ones to grow on me, but I think they are worthy of their title.
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Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:

Lavender-scented tires have also been developed.

i like the smell of burning rubber, not candles

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Originally posted by Ace_Of_Spades Ace_Of_Spades wrote:

Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:

Lavender-scented tires have also been developed.

i like the smell of burning rubber, not candles

true, but theyre nice sometimes.
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I like drifting, when I lived in Japan I would watch it at the local spot when I could. My current car would be a drift monster if I wasn't afraid of breaking things, your perspective changes when you get old.
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I like drifting, when I lived in Japan I would watch it at the local spot when I could. My current car would be a drift monster if I wasn't afraid of breaking things, your perspective changes when you get old.
ya when we lived in japan in 92 my dad used to drift his buddys chaser and occasionaly his r31 skyline (i wish he still had it ). i wish he had pics. he still does when we can find an empty parking lot. what do you have for a car??
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Originally posted by mbro mbro wrote:

Originally posted by Rambino Rambino wrote:

Maybe if he bought some better tires he wouldn't slide around like that.
You said that on the first page already....

Huh - so I did.

Still the first thing that pops into my mind.  While I understand that a little kick-out can occasionally be a useful tool for realignment, I think it is completely silly to intentionally induce unnecessary spin.

Most racing desperately tries to maintain grip at all costs, because it works.  Overwhelmingly, you are better off slowing down through the turn than sliding through it.  With some exceptions, "drifting" is not a useful racing tactic, but merely glorified donuts.

And I appreciate doing donuts as much as the next guy, but I don't pretend I am involved in a "sport" when doing so.



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<massive fail>


I wasn't facepalming because of the high quality tire argument, I was
facepalming because of your complete lack of acknowledgment for
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