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      06-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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drift car vs. track day/race car

I'm a pretty big fan of going sideways as well as going around the track as quick as possible.
I'm contemplating entering a amateur drift comp next month which got me thinking

what is the difference between a Track day/race labelled car and a Drift car?
suspension setup?
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alignment and suspension setup will most likely be different on a drift car. I know of one Formula D pro team that has very particular alignment specs to make the car more controllable during drift. Also, tire size/choice may vary as well.

If you are just entering for fun, I wouldn't worry too much about it though.
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ya all that makes sense.
i was curious to just how they differ, i dont think ill be turning my 335i into a drift car any time soon ahah
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Just put some narrow tires on the back of either of your Porsches and you'll have a perfect drift machine
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Just put some narrow tires on the back of either of your Porsches and you'll have a perfect drift machine
gosh, i couldnt even imagine how fun that would be. Kind of a so good its bad situation with those cars haha. Their both my dads and i get to look at them every day (both my dream cars) yet he doesnt let me have a go with them when were at the track, and the only time he ever lets me drive them i'm limited to about 30mph haha. absolute torture.

stupidly enough though, i have maybe possibly tooken the 4.0 once or twice when he had his back turned, and OMG you do not need narrower tires, 325s feel like 195 whenever you even go near the throttle with the traction/stability control is off. god damn its fast though.
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Was your dad at Buttonwillow earlier this month by chance?
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Was your dad at Buttonwillow earlier this month by chance?
Ya he was. His first track day, he had a blast he'll also be at willowsprings with me on the 7-8
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Ya he was. His first track day, he had a blast he'll also be at willowsprings with me on the 7-8
Ah ok cool.
yeah i was on track that day

beautiful car

you should come track your car with him!
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Ah ok cool.
yeah i was on track that day

beautiful car

you should come track your car with him!
im the one getting him to do it! haha.

i'm going to be there both days!
are you signed up?
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im the one getting him to do it! haha.

i'm going to be there both days!
are you signed up?
Joey, you talking about streets though right? I will introduce you two farts next time we are at the track together, lol.
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Joey, you talking about streets though right? I will introduce you two farts next time we are at the track together, lol.
ya streets mike.
haha sounds good
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I plan to go on the 8th
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im the one getting him to do it! haha.

i'm going to be there both days!
are you signed up?
I'm going to be out there too!! Please, PLEASE tell me the 4.0 will be there?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Your dads instructor at BW is a friend of mine, said the car was NUTS.
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I'm going to be out there too!! Please, PLEASE tell me the 4.0 will be there?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Your dads instructor at BW is a friend of mine, said the car was NUTS.
yes it will! luckily enough he got hooked on it, probably be out there quite a bit from now on.
Ya, i've been lucky enough to drive it once or twice, unfortunately not on the track, but god d*** that thing hauls!
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yes it will! luckily enough he got hooked on it, probably be out there quite a bit from now on.
Ya, i've been lucky enough to drive it once or twice, unfortunately not on the track, but god d*** that thing hauls!
I'll make sure to come say hey and check the thing out as well as give both of you a handshake for using the car like it's supposed to be used.

My dad just picked up a 996 GT3, I'm trying to get him out to streets as well.
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I'll make sure to come say hey and check the thing out as well as give both of you a handshake for using the car like it's supposed to be used.

My dad just picked up a 996 GT3, I'm trying to get him out to streets as well.
ya please come say what up, always looking to meet people and talk about cars.
thats awesome, i've grown up around porches and now i just cant help but love them. 996 GT3 is such a great car, i'm pretty adamant about using them for what they were built for (i pretty much forced my dad out there haha), keep pushing him! i'd love to see another GT3 out there.
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ya please come say what up, always looking to meet people and talk about cars.
thats awesome, i've grown up around porches and now i just cant help but love them. 996 GT3 is such a great car, i'm pretty adamant about using them for what they were built for (i pretty much forced my dad out there haha), keep pushing him! i'd love to see another GT3 out there.
I'm the same way with Porsches, grew up around them and they really are just the absolute best cars made. I did the same to my dad when he had his Spyder, he's only had the GT3 for about 2 weeks now and I think is still getting comfortable with it. It is a pretty daunting car, it's such a fingertip car it can be scary plus it has no electronics besides ABS. Well i'll definitely introduce myself to you guys out there!
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