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Old 06-14-2013, 03:11 PM
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I do practice. In the rain for sure and when no one is around on dry. It mostly just amounts to power slides though
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Clutch kick it to hold it out more. Dont let the revs drop to much

Watch these videos



And of course drift bible



Watch them carefully and see what there doing and technique they use. First two video's they use E-brake and clutch kicking

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:31 PM
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Yoko, i don't know you... but you are awesome! I've got to make it down to evergreen speedway they have $35 open drift days 11a to 6p
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:04 PM
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Thank you! And no prob i support the rx8 drift community. Just think prople who drift should post up there set ups.And help each other out. The rx8 isnt the easiest car to kick out sideways.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:15 PM
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well i have some friends with na fc' s drifting really good. They run small tire widths and keep the revs. my goal is to drift two events here on east coast. I'm thinkin of running 215/40s all around with some negative camber all around.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:23 PM
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I wish coilovers weren't so pricey for the 8, I've purchased race set ups for other cars used $400 . Well I'm starting a good job in July so hopefully all the good stuff will follow.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:31 AM
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well i have some friends with na fc' s drifting really good. They run small tire widths and keep the revs. my goal is to drift two events here on east coast. I'm thinkin of running 215/40s all around with some negative camber all around.
What size wheels are you gonna run? Look into some auto exe tie rods!
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:38 AM
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What size wheels are you gonna run? Look into some auto exe tie rods!
Yeah i know ima buy some autoexe tie rods from Nengun.com and i run 18x9.5 all around 225/40 up front and 235/40 in the rear at the moment.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:24 AM
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I wish coilovers weren't so pricey for the 8, I've purchased race set ups for other cars used $400 . Well I'm starting a good job in July so hopefully all the good stuff will follow.
If you cant afford coilovers. Try getting lowering springs and sway bars. My buddy has been running that on his is300 and no body roll. And it kicks out sweet!
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:26 AM
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Yeah i know ima buy some autoexe tie rods from Nengun.com and i run 18x9.5 all around 225/40 up front and 235/40 in the rear at the moment.
I bet its alot easier on thinner tires. Im still able to break loose on 265/35/18.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:21 AM
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yeah thts my idea when i try it ill let u know how it works for me.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:52 AM
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Sounds good have you changed the suspension? My next mod gonna need is a kaaz 2 way or tomei t trax 2 way. Heard both good. I just dont know about the oil change at 3k miles it gets pricey
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:08 PM
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im just running bc coilovers right now
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:00 AM
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Another Mod you should conciser is a bucket seat if you haven't done it already. It's Much easier to drift when you're not death griping the steering wheel.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:48 PM
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You have a point there
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:01 PM
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Another Mod you should conciser is a bucket seat if you haven't done it already. It's Much easier to drift when you're not death griping the steering wheel.
+1 hey how does that 1.5way lock up? Aggressive on the street? Loud?
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by driftdoggy View Post
You have a point there
If your on a budget some custom seat brackets and a kirkey seat could work
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:13 PM
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Well now I'm boned, the 8 won't start. New plugs nothing, started fluid= nothing... battery died so i changed it up... nothing. My poor baby
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:04 AM
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Is the fuel pump kicking on? Is it flooded? Might of flood on your atempt to start it on the first time. Check your coil packs and spark plug wires. Worst come to worst fuel pump or coils. Buy a spark tester.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by yokohamaboi View Post
+1 hey how does that 1.5way lock up? Aggressive on the street? Loud?
Locks up nice and i can't say, Mine is a track only car. It's a bit noisy if you're going in a tight circle but other that that its fine. There is a more detailed review here

https://www.rx8club.com/series-i-whe...review-165957/


It depends on how serious you are about drifting but, the car is much easier to get sideways with the car stripped. Especially with light weight buckets.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:00 PM
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Well yes that would certainly increase the power to weight ratio as well as reduce force pushing down on the rubber to create grip
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:54 AM
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So I bought a fc.... Found a deal I couldn't pass up. Maybe next time I can have an 8
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So I bought a fc.... Found a deal I couldn't pass up. Maybe next time I can have an 8
Good choice. I wish i found a clean fc when i was looking for one a yr ago but i had no luck finding any so i bought a 2004 mazda rx8. Here's how it looks now compared to when i bought it a yr ago
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:12 AM
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I love battles I want a set for my Drift 8. How well do they fit? What size offset you have?
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If ya want I have a full Greddy turbo kit + extras up for grabs may fit the FC, used, still in good condition though. If ya want it 2.5K she's yours.
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