Category Archives: Drifting

Drift Nirvana 9/13/15 lessons learned

I made a few key changes to the car before this outing. The first is an upgrade to 245/40/17 tires in the rear instead of the old 235/45/17s that I actually ran for 2 years. All sets were Federal 595s … Continue reading

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Drift Car Master List

Here is the list of car specs I've found for what I consider drift worthy cars. Most of this is through wikipedia entries, so things like horsepower are very much a stab in the dark. Clicking column headers will sort … Continue reading
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What drift car should I get?

I see this question all the time so I figure I’d post about it! Warning, as usual, this is an opinion and also based in the USA. Where things like skylines are hard to come by. Here’s the basic diagram. … Continue reading

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Modulation – Braking Drift

Introduction The second to last topic in the series is braking during a drift. This is specifically using the right foot as the driver is off throttle. The only useful time to use this technique is when speed needs to … Continue reading

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Modulation – Clutch Kick

Introduction Clutch kicking is drifting. It’s the reason why there will always be a third pedal in every drift car no matter how prevalent paddle shifters become. If you have never clutch kicked, you have never truly drifted. This technique … Continue reading

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E30 Secondary Hydraulic Handbrake

Introduction: Secondary handbrake systems have many advantages and only a few minor disadvantages to in-line hydraulic handbrakes. The main disadvantage of full secondary systems is added unsprung weight. With lightweight parts like wilwood calipers, this is mitigated fairly well. In … Continue reading

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Initiation – Feint/Scandinavian Flick

Introduction On a professional level, there is almost never a feint drift performed without either a clutch kick or hand brake as a follow up. I find feint initiations are mainly to add flare to a drift. It doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Modulation – Hand Braking

Introduction Hand braking mid run can serve multiple purposes. Generally, it’s used to minutely slow down while maintaining/gaining angle. There is an option to¬†extend a drift by repeatedly pulling the hand brake. But that’s another article (click on it!). During … Continue reading

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Initiation – Clutch Kick

Introduction Clutch kick entries are the bread and butter of the under powered and newbie drifters. It is a very basic but also very versatile technique even at higher levels.¬† Based on the strength of a kick, entry angles can … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned as an FD crew member

Before I started working on the Sikky race team, I had this idea of how the average FD event went down. Now that I’ve been there and done that for almost two years, here’s what I’ve learned. (In no particular … Continue reading

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