Drift in turns?

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Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:40 am

So my '30 does a little drifting..when I'm making an unpowered turn. I'l turn a corner goin 5-10 mpg and I'll start to drift a little bit, the rear end just wants to slide out..when I try to drift intentionally, I can't get the wheels just spinning out, I get more of a bounce than a slide...the rear end just bounces. And ideas for whats goin on?
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:45 am

define "bounce"

The slight drif you get is called a decel drift. Factory LSDs are 2 ways so if you turn in hard it will lock up becuase the wheels are going too slow for the corner.

As for regular drifting, I find most ppl don't rev it up enough or drop the clutch with enough force. They are too scared to break something.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:49 am



Listen to the motor and you can hear/feel when the car kicks out when I dump the clutch. Yea not the best video ever (I started going good when the batteries died lol) but you get the idea.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:50 am

It's hard to describe. It's practically like the rear end just goes up and down, like a big nasty rattle. Instead of the wheels just sliding out, they just skip...like it's hopping over the road.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby ten2doyle102 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:59 am

Sounds like you've got some blown shocks if the rear end is bouncing. However, as yoshi said, what do you mean by bounce? When you say bounce, I think that the whole rear of the car if going up and down. Or is it that when you drop the clutch, the rear wheels are hopping?
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby ten2doyle102 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:00 am

tGunter wrote:It's hard to describe. It's practically like the rear end just goes up and down, like a big nasty rattle. Instead of the wheels just sliding out, they just skip...like it's hopping over the road.



Sounds like blown shocks to me. I fonud a good video of this. Let me see if I can find it.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby ten2doyle102 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:01 am

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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:02 am

im going to say dead subframe bushings. On my car you could literally hear the rear subframe smashing against the body. like ratatatata.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:05 am

If I make a turn hard enough, the weels bounce...its so hard to describe. It's not like the are clearing the ground, but its like the wheels grab the road, then slip, then grab, then slip, instead of a fluid slip. My shocks do almost nothing, I've got airbag springs and they don't really compress. it is NOTHING like the video, my suspension is very tight. Could it just be that I need new tires or they are over inflated?
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:07 am

air bags... could be to blame... don't run airbags.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:11 am

Didn't put them in :lol: they came with the car <_<
That could be the problem, too...they don't absorb impact like a shock would.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby ten2doyle102 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:14 am

Pretty much....

Otherwise, yoshi's probably on the right track with bad bushing....
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:18 am

What are other symptoms of a bad bushing?
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:22 am

knocking when you do burn outs lol.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:23 am

Got none of that crap. :P

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