Drift in turns?

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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:53 am

you drifting corners and your car bouncing is the same thing homie. If they have never been changed. I bet you $50 they are shot.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:56 am

Oh. Well, duh on my part. Visual inspection hints?
AH! Imagine going over a road that has grooves cut into it, perpendicular to your direction of travel. Not rain grooves, but a little wider than that. yeah. I also had this same thing happen in a civic, when i was running donuts on FRESH, clean, super-grippy pavement.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:52 pm

visual inspection... not really. on mine I could literally take a screw driver to one side and pry the subframe down about 1/8" but mine were GONE.

You could unhook the rear shock, compress it in by hand and see if it rebounds quickly enough. if it just kinda sits there and only comes back thanks to gravity, your shocks are shot. But I'm fairly sure they are anyway. esp if they are original
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:04 pm

I'll take a look.
Well, the good news regardlesss of this deal, is that once my fan, shroud and fan clutch are put in, and the wheel bearing is done, its daily drive status.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby ten2doyle102 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:20 am

Good to hear that its almost back up and running! :D
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:02 am

:) sitll needs a lot fo wiring overhaul around the steering colum, but its all ok
edit, is the subframe bushing problem something critical to be fixed?
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby ten2doyle102 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:26 pm

They are a pain and they should be fixed. Not fixing them makes the car kinda unpredictable if you will since the end of the car will be able to move around a bit.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:34 am

Well. RomeoMike came by and took care of my fan and shroud, etc..:thumbsup: and let me use his gauge to chek my tire pressure. Rear right tire was at ~15 PSI when the others were at 43. So I filled ér up, and hit my local secluded street. Round abouts..curves..straight aways...no unintentional drifting. Hit it again, slideways on the roundabout...check! ;) thats how its done. Felt good about it...but I still have nasty rear end rattle. I believe my subframe bushings are out. Thanks yoshi for the input!
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby Yoshi » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:38 pm

lol np. wasn't just me tho. everyone had good input.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby tGunter » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:12 pm

Troof.
My car is an oil well, now.
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Re: Drift in turns?

Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:43 am

Nice! Really didn't think that the little M10's could sustain a drift, but that's cool either way!
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