any drifters in the mix
This is a discussion on any drifters in the mix within the Road Racing / AutoX forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Originally Posted by mark21742 man I wish there was something like this going on around Maryland...me and my goat are ...
07-08-2008, 09:53 AM #21
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07-09-2008, 06:20 AM #22
i know that the gto did well in the pro drift class for a bit and a mustang won it all one year, on that same teme thare was a 69 camaro. i was into the import stuff for a long time but never got into the drift stuff it was never close to my neck of the woods
07-09-2008, 03:04 PM #23
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You can drift a camaro or firebird
I cannot understand why no one thinks you can drift a camaro or firebird. You most definitely can. You will have to make mods if you want to compete in the advanced class, but that is true for any car. At least you already have the LS1 installed in the car, which in of itself will save you a ton on money.
These are the mods necessary for drifting a camaro. 1. Need more steeering angle, 2. Need to control the tendency of the car to snap back on throttle lift.
The first can be done with aftermarket spindles available from mccoyracing.com or from PA racing. The second can be done by using a stiff torque arm and stiff torque arm bushing and rear coilovers with adjustable rebound. Lowering the car also helps, but the lower you go, the more modifications you will need to make. Note, you can drift quite well with a torque arm. It should be noted that the problem with IRS suspensions is that they do not grip enough on throttle lift. So other cars have a similar problem, just in a different way (That is why you see large rear wings on IRS cars, but not on solid rear axle cars). I am convinced that the best suspension for a drift car is neither the torque arm nor the IRS, but the old truck arm system used on NASCAR racecars.
On a second note, STAY AWAY from anything extravagant, like a "decoupling torque arm". I speak from experience.
Then there are other things which are necessary on every drift car, stonger suspension components, stronger axles (a 12 bolt is a really good idea), and weight reduction.
Anyhow, I really would like to see other people try drifiting F bodies. I would be glad to tell anyone what I have learned in my 3 years experience.
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