Stock Vs Tuned Drift Cars.

Stock Vs Tuned Drift Cars.

Using a stock car to learn drifting is typical, but once a driver gets the drift bug they will want to tune their stock car for better performance. This is why serious drifters choose specific car models that have readily available parts and are easily modified to tuning. Some cars need serious tuning, but others may not need much attention at all to get them sideways easily. The main goal is to get your car sideways with as little tuning as possible. Control is the aspect that requires experience and learning your car. Drifting is easy, holding and controlling the drift is much harder on a stock car. Learning natural reactions to the weight transitions is a learned skill.
When you are drifting you have to react in fractions of seconds, you barely have time to think. A good drifter learns to react without thinking, finally it becomes almost subconscious. Having an upgraded suspension is great, but it also means that everything responds faster and you have to learn to react faster as well. Learning in a stock car may be harder, but it is great experience for later. If you cannot learn to drift and reach the limits of your stock car there is really no reason for you to spend money to tune it or another car. The stock suspension is much softer than in tuned cars, so the car will respond slower to your reactions.
Basic upgrades to get sideways
Saving Weight- Strip your car, take out anything you do not need to make the car lighter.Differential- Needs to be limited or welded to lock.Steering- A quick lock steering rack is nice, but make sure you go with a larger steering wheel for better control. Coilovers- This comes as a kit, generally, and just simply means coil springs over the shocks for higher performance suspension.Clutch- Find the heaviest duty clutch you can find to ensure it will take the beating that drifting will cause.Tires- When learning, go for partially used low profile tires. After you are experienced you will learn what you like in tires. Air pressure actually is an important aspect also, it can vary the handling of the car in a drift.Body- Body damage will happen. Secure items such as bumpers with bungee cords to ensure they do not fly off and cause safety issues.