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I was on my way to work tonight.. and I suddenly remember that my exit for work was coming up... i was going around 90mph.. and decided to take the exit .. i tried to slow down and down shift.. but my efforts were somewhat unsuccessfull.. I took the turn at 75mph and my back drifted 5 feet to the left as my front wheels were spinning to the right. 2 more feet to the left and i would of hit the curb... I can say that i'm lucky to not have done any damage to my car, me or anybody else. But it was a cool feeling never the less.. . I'll think twice before doing that again. :)
 

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I myself did a nice power slide/drift in front of a lexus dealership a few days ago.. when I was bringing it there to drop it off at the body shop for repairs. I had actually came to a corner.. then made a quick right turn.. and the back left tires lit up and it made a major fishtail motion. I felt like I was in gran turismo. =/
 

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Just gotta learn how to control it


Although I'd suggest a wide-ass track for testing so you don't do your car any harm!
 

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I drifted the car that I tested (was a lot of fun), but don't wanna try it on mine - I'm extra careful with it.
But I cooked the rears on my dad's GS400 a couple of times. It's sooo much fun. Especially since the GS has a lot of power and torque, so all you have to do is step on it. Make sure you have the VSC off, or it will inhibit the oh-so-desirable oversteer.
The power of rwd!!

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I've been waiting for someone to do this. Sounds like you guys handled the drift pretty well. I was actually going to ask if the car acted like the game in terms of handling while drifting? Life-like? Not? If given the chance would you drift again with any confidence of control or would in be too scary?
 

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Originally posted by DJson:
I was actually going to ask if the car acted like the game in terms of handling while drifting? Life-like? Not?
No, because of entry wallow, cabin roll, and the low-ratio steering that forces Shifty Hands.

Originally posted by DJson:
If given the chance would you drift again with any confidence of control or would in be too scary?
Bigger roll bars and more compression damping would aid confidence tremendously. At this point, I'm happy to drive it as a gripper.
 

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Originally posted by DtEW:
Bigger roll bars and more compression damping would aid confidence tremendously. At this point, I'm happy to drive it as a gripper.
Interesting. That's the same settings that I have in the game. The car tends to roll too much causing too much drift through a turn. I had to adjust the camber, springs and limited slip to help control the car through the apex of a turn. I had to change my drive style to more of a grip, in-line style with little to no drift. Once in a while I'll let it go, but that's when I'm not racing for times.

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Of course it's different......You're driving an Altezza with a smaller engine, not a 3 liter engine......Weight distribution and suspension setup is of course different!!
 

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Badman you are the man!
I want to do some drifting action at the Lexus dealer too
but there are way too many cars on the lot there and not enough space to drift.

I will try though!!!
 

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Originally posted by dude:
Of course it's different......You're driving an Altezza with a smaller engine, not a 3 liter engine......Weight distribution and suspension setup is of course different!!

I drive the IS200, the one with the bigger engine. It's the closes resemblance of the real thing.
 
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