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Old 01-11-2004, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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could someone explain how you drift in a bmw? a AUTOMATIC bmw? I would really like to learn but it is possible for me?
heres Fatty doing it......but hes manual
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check this out . . .

http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/inde...showtopic=7452

drifting directions:

enter corner at a somewhat high speed
turn towards outside of corner before apex (shift weight)
stomp on the verticle pedal on the right
cut hard into inside of corner
as the back end swings out counter steer while still holding down the gas pedal

practice in an open area before atempting this in populated areas
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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check this out . . .

http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/inde...showtopic=7452

drifting directions:

enter corner at a somewhat high speed
turn towards outside of corner before apex (shift weight)
stomp on the verticle pedal on the right
cut hard into inside of corner
as the back end swings out counter steer while still holding down the gas pedal

practice in an open area before atempting this in populated areas
disclaimer: i am not responsible for any dumbass who crashes there care or does any harm to there self or there vehicle
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try driftin in somethin smaller and work your way up
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yeah i agree start off with just the back off coming out like 2 feet, befor eyou go for the big ol drift, so you dont rap it around a tree or something! or get one of your friends rwd cars and practice in there car! haha

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yeah i agree start off with just the back off coming out like 2 feet, befor eyou go for the big ol drift, so you dont rap it around a tree or something! or get one of your friends rwd cars and practice in there car! haha

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lol....that means im chosing from a ricer prelude and a lancer rally edition...
take a look at the 'lude....
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i learned on my 2wd 4.3l 5spd 95 s10 shortbed (i miss that truck)

and also learned drifting in my 93 nissan 240sx (my friend has it now)
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You can't drift with a FWD like a RWD or AWD don't even try with that prelude cause mine prelude ended up on my neighbors front yard LOL no more FWD for me. True sport car are all RWD or AWD. Nascar F1 need I say more?

Say if youíre making a 90 degree left before you enter the apex stay on the outside (I donno what gear you need with auto but stay at least @4000+ RPM) quick swing your car to the right feel the car shift then swing the car left at the same time step on the brake to dip your nose (donít hold the brake) also at the same time gas it now this will make you drift crash or not is all up to you. PS use the force feel the car.
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Hope this helps ya out


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drifting explained
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I also suggest doing it in slightly damp or wet parking lots. Its much easier to break tractions and i a lot more forgiving on your tires.
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if you want to learn how to drift i suggest you to check out the drift bible dvd.
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if you are in boston ill teach you in my firebird real easy to drift in then learn to do it in the beemer also why do u want to drift your car alot of people try to push the limit of the drift fattys doing it in a good area if he lost is the car would be okay on the street thats different be carefull once you lose a drift and it comes around on you will feel it in your heart trust me.
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Check this movie, with 2 m3's on the rainy dutch roads!
http://www.cabrioot.com/downloads/ then click on 'jeroens small movie'
He shows what drifting means. (Don't do this on public roads!!!)
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