what makes a great drifting car


Asked by Jul 09, 2009 at 04:17 PM

Question type: Car Customization

what do you need to drift. what cars are good cars to drift in

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You need a limited slip diff., enough power to get the wheels spinning, RWD, a manual transmission, lots of money for tires, and patience (because drifting isn't easy). Good cars to drift in? The Toyota Corolla AE86 and the Nissan Silvia are two of the most popular cars for drifting, but they're hard to find these days. You can drift any car, as long as it has the things stated above.


1st and foremost: RWD


1.5 or 2 way LSD. Either NO powersteering or a cooler for your powersteering hydraulic lines. You'll need a hydraulic handbrake instead of a mechanical one. RWD is not an absolute must though it works much better than an AWD and lets you do donuts. Cars with forced induction work better cuz of low end power and a good suspension setup would be great. Good cooling components. A strong gear box and handling components like sway braces and strut bars but prepare for them snapping. Differentials might blow and your steering alignment might be yanked off and you might burn your clutch. Get second hand tires and prepare extra sets. A balanced car and light car would be good.

i had a 300zx that was a great drifter....manual trans so you can take a faster drift corner....easier with slick tires (you don't need traction to drift)


a decent amount of power pretty much what was covered above^^^ a lot of the cars run nitrous as well. The most popular cars are. Nissan skyline, Nissan Silvia(240sx), Mazda RX-7,Toyota Supra, Toyota Soarer (lexus sc),Toyota corolla AE86, Nissan 350Z,

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