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Old 1st August 2005, 19:36   #1
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Thumbs up Drift Techniques !!

Race Drift- this is performed at race speeds, when entering a high speed corner a driver lifts his foot off the throttle to induce a mild over steer and then balances the drift through steering and throttle motions. (note the car that is being used for this style of drift should be a neutral balanced car therefore the over steer will induce itself, if the car plows through any turn this technique will not work)

Braking drift- this is performed by trail braking into a corner, then loss of grip is obtained and then balance through steering and throttle motions. (note this is mainly for medium to low speed corners)

Faint Drift- this is performed by rocking the car towards the outside of a turn and then using the rebound of grip to throw the car into the normal cornering direction. (note this is heavy rally racing technique used to change vehicle attitudes during cornering, mainly tight mountain corners)

Clutch Kick- this is performed by depressing the clutch pedal on approach or during a mild drift, then pop the clutch to give a sudden jolt through the driveline to upset rear traction.

Shift Lock- this is performed by letting the revs drop on downshift into a corner and then releasing the clutch to put stress on the driveline to slow the rear tires inducing over steer. (this is like pulling the E-brake through a turn - note this should be performed in the wet to minimize damage to the driveline etc)

E-Brake Drift- this technique is very basic, pull the E-Brake or (side brake) to induce rear traction loss and balance drift through steering and throttle play. (note this can also be used to correct errors or fine tune drift angles)

Dirt Drop Drift- this is performed by dropping the rear tires off the road into the dirt to maintain or gain drift angle without losing power or speed and to set up for the next turn. (note this technique is very useful for low horsepower cars)

Jump Drift- in this technique the rear tire on the inside of a turn or apex is bounced over a curb to lose traction resulting in over steer.

Long Slide Drift- this is done by pulling the E-brake through a straight to start a high angle drift and to hold it to set up for the turn ahead. (note this can only be done at high speed)

Swaying Drift- this is a slow side-to-side faint like drift where the rear end sways back and forth down a straight.

FF Drift- or front wheel drive drift. The E-brake as well as steering and braking techniques must be used to balance the car through a corner. (note the E-brake is the main technique used to balance the drift) (note also FF cannot be used to carry out a series of drifts or long drifts this is why FF cars are not populaur drift cars)

Power Over- this performed when entering a corner and using full throttle to produce heavy oversteer (tail slide) through the turn. (note need horsepower to make this happen)

Down Hill Drift, brake into the turn and steer into the corner until slight over steer is felt, then throttle out. Up Hill Drift, begin with Heel to Toe for even blend of RPM on the downshift, then turn in and apply throttle.



Drift Angle for late Apex, stay outside of the turn late, then begin turn into the Apex point. 90 degree corner, drift through the turn at a medium drift angle for correct Apex exit.



Medium Speed Drift angle, keep a good speed when entering for a medium type corner, don't enter too fast or you will lose the Apexing point. S-Corner, set up is key for this style of turn, begin the drift but always remember the exit of the second part of the corner is most critical and also to set up for the correct Apex.
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Thanks Varun. We get the drift...
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nice stuff patra..... but plzz the post the link tooo from where you got this info.... unless u want a official warning from the mods

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lol ok!! thanx cheating death !!

here it is ---> http://sdewyz.tripod.com/id4.html
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Race Drift- this is performed at race speeds, when entering a high speed corner a driver lifts his foot off the throttle to induce a mild over steer and then balances the drift through steering and throttle motions. (note the car that is being used for this style of drift should be a neutral balanced car therefore the over steer will induce itself, if the car plows through any turn this technique will not work)

Braking drift- this is performed by trail braking into a corner, then loss of grip is obtained and then balance through steering and throttle motions. (note this is mainly for medium to low speed corners)

Faint Drift- this is performed by rocking the car towards the outside of a turn and then using the rebound of grip to throw the car into the normal cornering direction. (note this is heavy rally racing technique used to change vehicle attitudes during cornering, mainly tight mountain corners)

Clutch Kick- this is performed by depressing the clutch pedal on approach or during a mild drift, then pop the clutch to give a sudden jolt through the driveline to upset rear traction.

Shift Lock- this is performed by letting the revs drop on downshift into a corner and then releasing the clutch to put stress on the driveline to slow the rear tires inducing over steer. (this is like pulling the E-brake through a turn - note this should be performed in the wet to minimize damage to the driveline etc)

E-Brake Drift- this technique is very basic, pull the E-Brake or (side brake) to induce rear traction loss and balance drift through steering and throttle play. (note this can also be used to correct errors or fine tune drift angles)

Dirt Drop Drift- this is performed by dropping the rear tires off the road into the dirt to maintain or gain drift angle without losing power or speed and to set up for the next turn. (note this technique is very useful for low horsepower cars)

Jump Drift- in this technique the rear tire on the inside of a turn or apex is bounced over a curb to lose traction resulting in over steer.

Long Slide Drift- this is done by pulling the E-brake through a straight to start a high angle drift and to hold it to set up for the turn ahead. (note this can only be done at high speed)

Swaying Drift- this is a slow side-to-side faint like drift where the rear end sways back and forth down a straight.

FF Drift- or front wheel drive drift. The E-brake as well as steering and braking techniques must be used to balance the car through a corner. (note the E-brake is the main technique used to balance the drift) (note also FF cannot be used to carry out a series of drifts or long drifts this is why FF cars are not populaur drift cars)

Power Over- this performed when entering a corner and using full throttle to produce heavy oversteer (tail slide) through the turn. (note need horsepower to make this happen)

Down Hill Drift, brake into the turn and steer into the corner until slight over steer is felt, then throttle out. Up Hill Drift, begin with Heel to Toe for even blend of RPM on the downshift, then turn in and apply throttle.



Drift Angle for late Apex, stay outside of the turn late, then begin turn into the Apex point. 90 degree corner, drift through the turn at a medium drift angle for correct Apex exit.



Medium Speed Drift angle, keep a good speed when entering for a medium type corner, don't enter too fast or you will lose the Apexing point. S-Corner, set up is key for this style of turn, begin the drift but always remember the exit of the second part of the corner is most critical and also to set up for the correct Apex.

Can someone throw light on the statement: the vehicle was specifically designed for drifting. Does it refers to a set-up with un-balanced front/ rear braking ratios or weight distribution or something else?
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Along these lines, how do you drift a go-kart? I've tried pretty hard and while I get some reasonable powerslides, I've never managed a proper sustained drift. Any ideas?
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you guys just bumped a 5 year old thread.

isnt a go karts centre of gravity too low to drift peoperly..


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Along these lines, how do you drift a go-kart? I've tried pretty hard and while I get some reasonable powerslides, I've never managed a proper sustained drift. Any ideas?
Gokarts are auto transmission and hence you don`t have the torque to recover from the slide and maintain the drift. So when you brake, it does give you a slide but then stalls after that or just gets straight.
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Along these lines, how do you drift a go-kart? I've tried pretty hard and while I get some reasonable powerslides, I've never managed a proper sustained drift. Any ideas?
Working in your disadvantage:
- Not enough power to keep the traction broken
- Short wheelbase (possibly making it harder to mantain the drift, more likely to become a spin?)
- Just one rear wheel might be driven on some go-karts

If you've ever driven a pro-kart or something with 12+bhp you'll see that it becomes a little easier, (including the chances of you spinning out at every corner!)

I'd say advantages would be a solid rear driveshaft (connecting both wheels - ie no diff) and the lack of suspension.

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isnt a go karts centre of gravity too low to drift peoperly...
CoG that has very little to do with this.

Look at most drift cars - they are low slung (ie low CG) + powerful. Don't really see the same for powerful SUVs (High CG).

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