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RWDs are of course the easiest to drift. Some "purists" believe that a FWD doesn't drift but instead drags. I've drifted many cars including FWDs. When you are in a four wheel drift I can guarantee that you are not draggin' the car.
 

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01rtgurl said:
Well... On my Neon (yes, I've got a Neon lol) the only way I can actually 'drift' (on dry pavement) is if I'm going pretty fast. With the big rear sway bar, it's WAY easier. However, it likes to SNAP back... which is not fun. The back end will release at the weirdest moments, also. Maybe I just don't have enuf knowledge to control it, but I have enough experience with the car to hold it riiiight on the edge, and that only got better when I went to a roadcourse. I had a Viper owner hanging on (but he was having fun) for dear life as I went balls-out into the corners, right on the verge of spinning out in each one. (note: learning experience = broken car parts :-[)

My personal FWD drifting preferences:
-Big rear sway bar, small front
-Inflate the rear tires more than the fronts, that gives you LESS of a surface area on the rears
So it's this: U
Instead of this: |_|
Reduced surface area = less traction = more sliding (dry pavement)
-SNOW. haha snow is always good!

If anyone has anything else or needs to correct me, go for it, I am by no means an expert, this is just what I've found works with my car.
Hey, I'm very impressed! Great post, Welcome to MFG! Really glad you came.
 

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PMAZ said:
In my experience, you can "drift" any car. That said, it's not something you just learn overnight. I've been racing for about 19yrs., 18 or so of them being professional. I've driven a lot of cars. Anything from old 124 Fiat Coupe Sports to an Enzo. I've had 13 different VW's and most of my driving is unfortunately in Mustangs (don't ask!). I attended the first ever D1 drift contest in the USA and drove a rented V6 Mustang in the show. But, I don't suggest "practicing" on the streets. Cars are too heavy and too fast to mess with while other people are around and not under control.

I think this site kicks butt!
You wouldn't happen to be a trainer at Bondurant's would you? I know he used to use mustangs at some of his schools, don't know if he still does.
*** Fast Freddies's "Fast" is dying to know***
 

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You bet, I'm a Senior Advanced race instructor at BBSHPD for over 9 years now. Can't wait for the summer AGAIN. Nice to meet you Fast Freddie. My little picture under my name is me driving an F40. I got to drive it 10/10ths for three days straight... beats working!
LOL..... I bet it beats working. ;D I had a sneaking feeling, the tip off was when you said most of your driving was in Mustangs. It's an honor to have you here. Do you have any tips you could pass along to the enthusiasts wanting to get a little extra driving enjoyment out of their cars?

*** FF's tip: always make sure you are on a closed coarse or race track when you feel the need for speed ****
 
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