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This is a discussion on Drifting within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Ok, so ive seen numerous videos, clips, and movies about drifting and all i see are imports and the occasional ...

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    Drifting

    Ok, so ive seen numerous videos, clips, and movies about drifting and all i see are imports and the occasional viper and mustang. So, this leads me to the question:

    Could Firebirds/WS6s/TAs/Firehawks possibly pull off a good drift to keep up with the tuners?

    One of the big reasons i even ask this question is because i firmly believe that the long wheelbase and wide turns my WS6 has to take kind of hinder the drifting ability of my bird. So, any ideas?

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    Your bird will be much easier to drift. You may want to use a hard compound tire at first to learn the art. I learned to drift my sig car back in the late '70s (lots of fun).
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    Don't get me started on drifting....
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    Thank God, someone else thinks drifting is crap.

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    Drifting for the sake of drifting is crap but learning to drift (powerslideing/counter steering) as a function of performance driving or to maintain control of your vehicle should be of paramount concern to all drivers.

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    I wouldn't compete in a drifting competition, but there is nothing like blowing your tires off while runnin' sideways...

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    ok sweet, i always thought my ws6 was hindered. guess i should get to the nearest empty lot and play for a bit so i get the hang of it, lol. Thanks guys.

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    Before you do it you have to go get a nice fartpipe so you fit in.Don't bother dude,your american muscle.....go fast in a straight line!!!!!

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    your going to brake your pan hard bar and when it dose it feels like the rear end is going to fall out

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    drifting???is it snowing?????

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