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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Drifting an IS300?

can it be done? what needs to be done to do it? are there people here that have successfully drifted the e-shift model? if so..how?

i know we have a couple of drifters on here, so any opinions would help
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This is similar to the question i posted a while ago. Yes the IS300 is driftable in stock form, it takes a lot but can be done. As far as doing it with the e-shift model, it might be a little harder. I would imaging that if you can just keep it in manual mode to where you are at a higher RPM when you need\want to initiate the drift then throttle control, hey it's possible . Search the thread i posted or check out Max's threads in the drifting section on isfanatics. Hope that helps man.

Also, use the weight transfer to your advantage, but in the end just comes down to seat time and doin it by trial and error

been through two IS300s, looking to get back in the game.
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thank you, but my TC keeps interrupting and ending the slide!
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there should be a button to turn TC off, i have to do it when i go out. It's under the radio area...sound familiar? lol

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lol, yea i turn it off..it comes back on, with an annoying blinking noise
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wtf? i think ur TC is broken. Unless it was off in the first place and then pushing the button turned it back on.

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i posted on isfanatics
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Theres a recent thread on here about the TC turning back on when turned off. I think someone said something about a software upgrade that the dealer can do to fix it.

Edit: I found a little info on it... https://my.is/forums/f89/how-much-dif...d-make-366558/

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First off you need a lsd.. without it you cant drift.. e-shift makes it harder to drift cause you cant tap the clutch on a turn to lose traction on the rear end.. but if you have a lsd then yes you can drift with an e-shift.. The power on the IS300 is low so you'll have a hard time creating a lot of smoke.. your best bet (if you have a LSD) is to get a set of coilovers and set the rear coils to the stiffest setting which will make the rear end of your car go crazy =)
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i have a stock e-shift with an open diff.

i can drift daily. i have bald rear tires, but i can still easily drift left or right. the key is using the transfer of weight and the engine's powerband. Keep the rpm's above 4k into the turn and as soon as the weight of the car has shifted go WOT and you will be drifting.

momentum plays a huge role if you are trying to drift stock.

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I drifted once only once. I turned the trac off and did it havent tried with e-mode. What i can do good is the wheel burning. I stop take the control trac off and it the brakes and accelerate.
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drifting is pretty easy for me, i only have a drop, but its probably because i have LSD and a 5speed.
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