What do I need to start Drifting?
Most often drift cars are rear-wheel drive, lightweight coupes and with a wide range of power. It is important that the car is prepared for the purpose, to be as fast as possible and controllable on slips. Of importance are the power, the suspension, the gearbox, the weight, tires and many other items. For this reason, an ordinary car would hardly carried long and controlled drift.
One of the most important conditions is the presence of LSD limited slip differential, because at the slightest loss of traction, the ordinary open differential ceases to work and sends torque to the drive wheels. One of the so-called “budget solutions” is welding the differential, thus it is locked at 100% and is definitely effective for drift (but not on the streets). But here is the issue of reliability of the welds, especially in those that are longer loaded (drifted).
Cars with front- or all-wheel drive can also make drift if they are suitably equipped.
To “drifting” a front-wheel drive must have a Torsen differential front (otherwise you will only slide sideways briefly imitating drift).
In order a front-wheel drive to make a drift, the car must have LSD on the rear axle and a differential medium, while the rear one should be a no-coupling differential. For a drift car is it very important the suspension too. The most frequently used are adjustable dampers that allow settings.
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