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Old 04-23-2005, 12:15 AM   #1
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new project: driftstang pony

well since i won't see anything really higher than mid-14's at the track this summer i decided on a new project. drifting the pony.

i know a few late-model and '05 GT's that are real big on the scene in amateur and pro levels.

but i wanted to take it a step further and see how long a 3.8 platform can handle the riggers of drifting.

the current drawbacks:
- smaller rear axle, don't plan on axle upgrade, just gears and differential
- less power, compensate by building a strong 3.8 motor
- smaller front sway bar & no rear swaybar, add rear bar and thicker front bar
- weaker transmission, rebuild the current wc t-5 with stronger parts

additions for chassis/suspension strength:
- subframe connectors
- kb extreme matrix system
- rear shock brace
- front strut brace
- 31mm front swaybar
- 27mm rear swaybar
- h&r sport springs, 1.6"/1.5"
- tokico 5-way adjustable shocks/struts
- mm cc plates
- stiffer rear control arms

the problem now isn't the cost, but rather the time to install all this and where to store it all till its ready to go in. wish me luck and the second i get out there and sideways i'll post a vid of it.
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Old 04-23-2005, 12:21 AM   #2
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haha good luck
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Old 04-23-2005, 12:39 AM   #3
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If you do get into that, get some sweet vids.
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maximum motorsports has a new product you might be interested in. a rear torque arm. i read the specs on it and it looks pretty good...

here you go... http://stangsuspension.com/store/com...?idproduct=597
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maximum motorsports has a new product you might be interested in. a rear torque arm. i read the specs on it and it looks pretty good...

here you go... http://stangsuspension.com/store/com...?idproduct=597
i saw that but was gonna see how well the daily-driver platform faired under limited drifting conditions. i'll probly pop my old 15's on for the runs so i don't burn down my street rubber. the 60k tread-life tires on those 15's won't have as much grip when i need it, but they'll last longer for drifting.

first step is new springs/shocks/struts/rear sway bar.

then i'll take it from there. i just found out tho driving today i may need a new driveshaft so it'll be time for an alluminum upgrade.
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:46 AM   #7
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I heard Ford was making a drifting stang actually..
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the problem with running 15's for drifting is that the sidewalls will fold over, and give you VERY inconsistant handling, and when youre drifting, youll be on your sidewals
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you realize that if you drift your gonna destroy the tires in about 20 laps right? Basically, what youre gonna do to the tires is equivalent to doing a brake stand for about 15 minutes straight.
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you realize that if you drift your gonna destroy the tires in about 20 laps right? Basically, what youre gonna do to the tires is equivalent to doing a brake stand for about 15 minutes straight.
And that's why poor people don't drift.
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It's fun to get into, I just can't afford the tires. I have some friends who do it..in bullits, and yeh, they can drift for a ways. He like autocross more so i guess he'll stick with that.
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get the cheapie 20 dollar tires from walmart for the rears. the crappier they are, the less theyll want to grab, and the farther youll be able to drift with them.

and you should rig up a bleach sprayer to your rear wheel wells. you get a washer fluid resevour(sp?) and some washer sprayers and rig them onto the wheel well so they spray onto the leading edge on the tire(right before it hits the ground) so the tire is wet and basically its like the rears are driving on water. plus you can keep the tire cool that way and extend the life. well you could use straight water, but people use a certain mix, like 50/50 bleach and water and they can do burnouts for hella long, and by that i mean more than a half hour. because the tires are wet you dont have to redline or ****, you can stay at 2k and just roast them for days.
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nah i have the free-tire hookup with some friends so it's not a problem finding them.
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other problem: do you know how to drift or plan on learning? drifting isn't exactly something you can just go to an event and start doing it (like drag racing). good luck man
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other problem: do you know how to drift or plan on learning? drifting isn't exactly something you can just go to an event and start doing it (like drag racing). good luck man
oh i know how to do it. obviously not well but i can do real drifts and not powerslides. used to do them in a friend's old 240.
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lol, ok
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you might want to think about not upgrading your front sway. The bigger the difference in how large the rear sway bar is to how small the front sway is, the more oversteer you'll get, which, I think you want to drift.
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