Drifting Neon

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My friend has a 240SX and drifts in it all the time (its rear wheel drive)
I got a 1998 Dodge Neon sport (DOHC engine 150 horse) and I was wondering how I can drift. Is there a technique to it or its just possible only with rearwheel drive cars?

posted by  6000LE

Oh god, don't do it, but you just get up to speed and throw on the hand brake

posted by  99integra

it doesnt do anytihng
just makes the back of the car give out a grinding sound
other than that does nothing
maybe i gota turn the wheel
and can this be done on dry pavement?
or it has to be wet?

posted by  6000LE

Im now gonna wait for the day when you go and try to drift in your local parking lot and go right into a pole. make sure to take pics when it happens :thumbs:

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

It is a helluva lot easier if it is wet

posted by  99integra

lol drift and neon is the same sentence. :laughing:

posted by  GreekWarrior


posted by  99integra

I hope you like replacing tires sooner.

If you do this often, you will face that possiblility.

posted by  hondaman

No shit sherlock lol :screwy: :laughing:

posted by  99integra

Well, didn't want to see a maintainance thread asking why his tires were shot after only 15000 miles. :laughing:

posted by  hondaman

my tires i dont care
im gona get better ones soon
besides winter coming i have little thread left anyhow
i just want to have some fun
and i can control my car
just gota figure out how to do it
maybe my handbrake needs replacing?

posted by  6000LE

well i was doing it today on dry pavement
works nicely
i have a little fun with it
since its fal there is gona be more rain so il do it more then
besides when tires are skidding on wet pavement there is less thread coming off than on dry pavement

posted by  6000LE

That is true, but it still takes a toll on the tires (i noticed that last winter when my bike tire was smooth/treadless even from sliding on wet/icy pavement). Just be careful and dont hurt yourself or your car :thumbs:

posted by  car_crazy89

last I remember they called it tread :screwy:

posted by  99integra

What are you Talking about due? It's called Thread DUH! :screwy:

posted by  Pythias

just cant wait till it rains
i talked to some people and they said that throwing the handbrake while drifting can set off the alignment on the brakes
its really fun though
cant wait until there is some wetness
and i cant quite get this
i throw the handbrake my rear tires kick out
i cant get the speed of it down
because i forget to take the handbrake off and just start turning the wheel
im sure il get it
but besides tires is it gona mess up my car or no
and what about this whole brake alignment tihng

posted by  6000LE

well i don't know if it will screw something up or not but i am sure it won't help so i would do it too many times.

posted by  V-Tec

yea i did it about 50 times just today
gota lay off of it before my car ends up in a tree because my brakes failed

posted by  6000LE

Or until you smash someone's car from behind like you almost did today to Vlad's Camry a couple of times...

Btw, what nerve pulling up to an 03 RSX Manual and screeching your tires at him as if you'd stay anywhere near him if you were to race! :laughing:

posted by  Nissan_Altima

i came nowhere close to hitting vlad
well that one time when we were going down the golf courses with that wet spot
cant wait till it rains im gona have a blast
see you on the blacktop

posted by  6000LE

com on i hav a 97 neon sedan and i drift all the time!:thumbs:

posted by  neonsohc

Wow...you are years late

posted by  newyorker

I hate:banghead: FWD tring to drift. it just ruins the sport. but good luck wit that flatspot on ur rear tires :laughing:

posted by  DARKtEAGLE

Are you looking back at this thread with fond memories of your pure and blissful ignorance?

posted by  dodgerforlife

unfortunately yes :laughing:

posted by  newyorker

Ah well...we all have to start somewhere I guess lol

posted by  dodgerforlife

-.- you cannot drift in a fwd cars... all you are doing is locking your rear tires and sliding. but try that on dirt roads or wait for winter for real fun

posted by  sktm06

Hey when you find the perfect technique, let me know so I can drift my Integra . . . . . . or NOT........................................... dumb@$$

posted by  DBain

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