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Postby daman909123 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:14 am

i was wondering what i might need to do to tune my my crx up for drifting. i know u are supposed to use rwd but i dont car i do a paper route in bum [potty mouth] egypt and have learned to push it as hard as it can go now and i want to get more out of it. any suggestions
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Postby Thrashy » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:35 am

FWD = no drifting. If you lock up the rear, say with the handbrake, or through weight transfer when braking, you can get it to slide around a little, but drifting as a sport is all about power oversteer. That's unique to RWD vehicles. As a front-drive car, a CRX gets power understeer, which mostly leads to going straight.

If you really want to drift, find a beater 240SX and go to town. Just watch out for cliffs/trees/lampposts/pedestrians.
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Postby daman909123 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:56 am

so what about rally thats what its good for but then where do i get a skid plate cuase even on the stock suspention it bottoms out.
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Postby Thrashy » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:36 pm

Start here, have a look through the rule book, and then decide if you *really* want to deal with the cost and risk of rallying your daily driver. More power to you if you do, it's one of my favorite types of motorsport, but I get the feeling it's not affordable on the income from a paper route.

If you really want to do some kind of racing with your car, track down the local SCCA chapter (I think yours is the Northwest Region) and see when their next autocross or RallyCross is. It's the offseason for most racing, so it'll probably be several months away, but it's a great way to get inexpensively involved in motorsports.
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Postby daman909123 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:22 am

lol i make 3000 from the route its 3 hours 200 miles 400 papers. and i also make 1000 on the side. and am looking for another job too. so i can afford to do whatever to it. plus i have inverstors. i just need to know more what to do to it.
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Postby zrickety » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:27 pm

that's a sweet paper route!!
not to say it can't be done, but drifting a fwd car, especially a short-wheelbase one like the crx, will be an exercise in futility. you may get it to drift for a short time, but i'm pretty sure it will eventually end in a spin and a crash.
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Postby Killer D » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:53 am

I've been in CRX's with drivers capable of "drifting" FWD. You have to really commit to it, and enter your "drift" at a reasonable speed...but if you really yank on the e-brake and put her sideways, you have enough momentum for a nice slide, and you can power your way straight again if you know how.

Zeniceguycrx a.k.a TJ - Put a crx around an on-ramp sideways, quick entry, low throttle and playing with the brake all the way through it to keep it at the right angle...didn't put her straight until the end....If thats not FWD drifting, I don't know what is.
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Postby zrickety » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:09 am

not to argue, but 'a nice slide' is not the same as drifting. it's power-sliding, which most people with FWD cars can do rather easily.
RWD cars can build speed while drifting, even change direction, in FWD you will be slowing down. your friend at low throttle playing with the brake is not gaining speed. getting it straight is simply a matter of counter steer and giving it gas again.
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Postby Killer D » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:33 pm

Ok....well i was referring to FWD cars...and for us...thats drifting.
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Postby mattminerDOTcom » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:59 pm

i dont thin a fwd car is capable of drifting in the proper sense....

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Postby LowFlyin » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:19 pm

What if you drive around in reverse? Would it be drifting then?
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Postby mattminerDOTcom » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:22 pm

haha....im not sure!

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Postby daveb91 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:28 pm

FWD + McDonalds Meal trays under back wheels= Mad drift yo!!!
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Postby Killer D » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:48 am

youtube FTMFW!!!
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Postby justinw » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:47 pm

cant say i have seen a fwd car at a drift competition.
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Postby daveb91 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:10 pm

Yeah a guy was running a 90-91 Civic hatch for a while.... Super E braking... I think it was Falken sponsered.
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Postby SoooFast » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:18 pm

LowFlyin' wrote:What if you drive around in reverse? Would it be drifting then?


hahaha thats what i used to do with the golfcarts at my work
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Postby Tupark » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:33 pm

technically, the term drift means a controlled loss of control. so if you yank the ebrake and slide around a corner in a crx, it is drifting. it's not going to be as exciting without a rwd or awd car, but i admit it's still fun... i used to do that in a toyota camry in the snow... just watch out for stuff. hitting stuff = bad.
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