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I don't know of any other maker. :(

Perhaps it was a simple fluke?? fwiw, in over 2 years of motor sport in the Z (including drifting) I've never encountered any stress on the front suspension like that.

Are you still on the stock suspension?
No, the car has the Nismo Spring Shock Combo, Stillen sways and a 6 pt. cage.
 

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Interesting. I'd just cough it up to a simple fluke.

Best of luck! :cheers:
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I know for a fact all of the top pro 350Z drift cars run the stock lower suspension arm.

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I drift only when I miss a gate and go off course. At that point, the clock is stopped anyways, might as well please the onlookers!
 

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I've drifted my 77 Firebird and 78 nova countless times,
as you all know, ive only drove my Z for about 8 days then had to come back to Iraq.
I did kick the rear end out and almost did a 360 after I burned out for a friend in the parking lot of a street bike shop he worked at. That's the closest ive gotten for drift action in my Z, lol.
The days are counting down, I have seen a few good Drift video's tho.

Hey AZ, im suprised your front fender didnt get messed up from the breakage, that tire should of ripped it apart. lucky man.
 

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I think there is a big difference in what each of us is calling "drifting" . :wink:

Well glad to see some interest in this thread. I was on that other site and the drift forum was dead.

I have a few vids and a ton of pics posted on azDRiFT.com and we are editing a DVD now that has some sick footage. So, hopefully soon I will have that available free to anyone who wants a copy.

I am trying out for HIN next month and NOPI in the spring, so if all goes well I will get to run with the big dogs.
 

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gl. there is only one other type of racing I personally pay less attention to than drifting, and it's NASCAR. but I also understand it is certainly a "personal taste" kind of thing. gl with breaking into the upper echelon of drivers in this form of "racing" I've always seen it as folk who want to prove they can break the back end loose and still hold some semblance of control. But to me it has always suggested I missed the apex and need to over-correct. Just teasing ;)

Nice photos btw.
 

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gl. there is only one other type of racing I personally pay less attention to than drifting, and it's NASCAR. but I also understand it is certainly a "personal taste" kind of thing. gl with breaking into the upper echelon of drivers in this form of "racing" I've always seen it as folk who want to prove they can break the back end loose and still hold some semblance of control. But to me it has always suggested I missed the apex and need to over-correct. Just teasing ;)

Nice photos btw.

Haha...those who cant drift do HPDE and Auto X. I understand. When you guys can take a long sweeper sideways at 90+mph, smoking the tires and holding a beautiful angle, then you will understand the addiction and become a real driver. :shiftdrive:
 

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Haha...those who cant drift do HPDE and Auto X. I understand. When you guys can take a long sweeper sideways at 90+mph, smoking the tires and holding a beautiful angle, then you will understand the addiction and become a real driver. :shiftdrive:
It's my daily driver as it is with a lot of folk. You don't see folk posting up shots of broken control arms after a screaming autox....you don't see jets jet all sideways because it came in too hot (well you kind of do). you don't see runners crossing the finish line wearing gloves and short shorts...k, strike that. But, imo drifting is cul-de-sac donuts gone wild. but maybe I'm just too old to appreciate it for what it is.

(btw, that broken control arm thing?)
 

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It's my daily driver as it is with a lot of folk. You don't see folk posting up shots of broken control arms after a screaming autox....you don't see jets jet all sideways because it came in too hot (well you kind of do). you don't see runners crossing the finish line wearing gloves and short shorts...k, strike that. But, imo drifting is cul-de-sac donuts gone wild. but maybe I'm just too old to appreciate it for what it is.

(btw, that broken control arm thing?)

Yeah, I hear ya. Mine is a daily driver too. I am 39, so I should have outgrown this by now , guess I started too late.
 

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Yeah, I hear ya. Mine is a daily driver too. I am 39, so I should have outgrown this by now , guess I started too late.
teasing. looks like fun. but like how when I was young and got hammered I could wake up and go to work on a couple hours sleep and be fine a few hours later, I can't do that anymore...I need half a day to recover. By the same token, when I beat up my daily driver, I need half a week to earn the money to make it right :) especially if I wanted to break the back end loose for no reason.
 

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Some people skydive, some swim across lakes. Some people fly planes around in loops, and some just run as long and hard as they can.
I haven't driven a car worth drifting before, but the idea of taking a Z sideways at 50+mph on a track, or even going for a ride down a highway with no traffic...
I can imagine the rush, and feeling of freedom one could get from it.




****! I can't wait to get this thing! :banghead:
 
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