Drifting...an expensive hobby?

@Helios (85)
United States
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?
2 responses
@watso75 (32)
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
@Helios (85)
• United States
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?
@zeroflashx2 (2489)
• Philippines
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!