Japan Street Drifting Tokyo Style!!!

September 10, 2007

What Is Street Drifting?

If you wanna see some cool, on the edge japan style driving then you should check out street drifting. What is street drifting? For those of you who aren’t familiar, street drifting is getting your car sideways down a road. I attached some cool video clips that you can check out to see how it’s done. The process is complex. A “drifter” or the driver creates a drift with there car and then instead of  straightening the car out, the drifter will over-counter so his car goes into another drift. “This is truly my new fixation.”

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Some key facts: 

Many drifters do it in the mountains = sharp turns strung together

A good drifter has the ability to take five or six opposing turns

When approaching a turn the driver will push in the clutch and shift his car into second gear. Then rev the engine up to around 4000-5000 rpm (it all depends all the model of the car being used) and then slightly turn away from the turn and then cut back towards it hard while at the same time popping the clutch and causing the rear wheels to spin. At this point the drifter has a loss of traction and is beginning to slide around the curve. Now comes the hard part. You have to hold the drift until the next turn. To do this you must keep your foot on the accelerator while at the same time adjusting your car with steering wheel so you don’t spin out.

Not as easy as it sounds!!!!

Ref: Street Racing 

Check out these awesome Japan Drifts on You Tube:

Can You Drift? We Wanna Know!!!

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