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Old 03-11-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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is it safe to drift in a stock rx-8

Will it hurt my engine?
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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high revs for an extended period of time will hurt any engine
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Why would it hurt your engine?
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it'll hurt your tires too...
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The answer is you can do it. But unless you like throwing down a ton of money on performance tires ($800 I had to two weeks ago) I wouldn't advise it.

Sure maybe a corner here and there, but anything you do to the car will shorten it's life. This is definitely not good for it. Clutch and tires esp will feel the impact.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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Ya I was just wondering if I drifted a corner if it would hurt anything other than my tires of course
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Probably your fenders.
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Probably your fenders.
... and your ego.
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you'll crash, your insurance will go up, and it will hurt your wallet.
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your face will hurt from the airbag deploying...
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be nice guys.......
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whoa those were some intense responses.. i think your safety depends on your judgement and where you intend to drift..

be safe!
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I mean if I'm in a controlled enviornment
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:32 PM   #14
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it didn't hurt my post count
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dont forget the most expensive piece of the puzzle, the transmission and differential
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you'll crash, your insurance will go up, and it will hurt your wallet.
Not if you're good.

and by good i mean, knowing your limits and never surpassing them.
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yeah there's one problem with that...the only way to know your limit is to surpass it, and that usually ends in disaster
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yeah there's one problem with that...the only way to know your limit is to surpass it, and that usually ends in disaster
good point.




parking lot+ rain.



then never try it in the dry :P
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yeah empty parking lots are pretty good, or old warehouse parking lots
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Get a FC and learn in that. Then move on to building up your 8. Check out some local drift events or try to find some under ground sites.
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Drifting is a very unnatural thing for any car to do. Its easier to do in some cars (RWD for instance) but no car is 'meant' to drift. Drifting is a form of racing. And like racing, it will hurt your car eventually and break your weakest link. Whether its your clutch, your transmission, your engine, etc. And be prepared for your maintenance bills to double at minimum (brake bads, tires, gas, coolant, etc, etc). Racing costs a lot of money. If you don't have it, don't do it.
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Is It Safe To DRIFT In A STOCK RX8?


I guess it all depends on how good you are?
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #23
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no it is not safe need upgrades on suspension etc
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Is It Safe To DRIFT In A STOCK RX8?


I guess it all depends on how good you are?

Even then I would not call it safe on public roads. you can be really good but it is definitely more dangerous and harder on your car than not drifting.
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if u have to ask, then nope.

since you dont have skills to do so
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