Drifting...an expensive hobby?
September 11, 2008 3:09am CST
I hope to be able to take up drifting as a hobby someday. Is it really costly? I heard some people just ask for worn out tires from tire stores and use them on their rear wheels. Anyone here consider drifting to be a hobby of theirs?
11 Sep 08
I think the cost of the tires will be the least of your worries. I have been to a few drift meets before and these boys have some serious kit. The old MAzda RX7 a popular favourte, running at around 500bhp these boys can make them dance as if on ice. I have done some local Autocross events but even that gets expensive, this is just way out my price range
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12 Sep 08
Ya, I understand that tuning the machine to be competitive would be expensive. I was thinking more along the lines of just for self amusement. It might not even have to be a competition...Just man vs the track lol. Sigh unlimited tires and a private mountain road would be nice...lol. Thanks for sharing. What car you driving?
20 Sep 08
Yeah, I'd agree with watso as well. Not only are the tires expensive but you really have to invest a lot on the car itself. It has to be powerful enough and stable enough in order to drift properly. Most drift drivers would agree, a car has to be specifically built for drifting in order to take advantage of the car's capabilities. I did experience drifting a couple of times but mostly, they are slips on the roads at medium speeds (especially when wet ). However, budget-wise, I'm pretty sure I can't stay long if I go drifting as my hobby. Take care and stay safe!