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Modified knowledge | car drift modification

What is drift? In fact, the principle is very simple. When the rear wheel loses most of the grip, the front wheel must be able to maintain the grip. At this time, as long as the front wheel has a certain lateral force, the car will have a tail and it will drift. Many of the little friends are obsessed with drift and hope to convert their car into a car that is easy to drift. But before that, Xiaobian thinks you still need to know some basic knowledge of car drift.


Many people may tell you that high horsepower is not necessary for drift, and it is true. For any track condition, the horsepower between 300-550 is sufficient for drift. If the horsepower is too large, the wheels will slip easily, so it is difficult to control when drifting.


Car weight

The weight of the car is a very important factor in the drift process. The weight of the car plays an important role in the start of the drift, the stability of the drift and the stop of the drift. A car with insufficient horsepower will use the weight of the car to start drifting through the driver's superb technology. However, heavy-duty vehicles require more horsepower to make up for the weight of the car. The heavier the car, the harder it is to drift.

After understanding the above knowledge, we have a real understanding of car drift modification.


Tire pressure

The tire pressure is simply different depending on the performance, width and grip of the tire. Most of the time, you will want your front tire pressure to be lower than the rear tire pressure and avoid oversteer. Back tire pressure is a decisive factor. The greater the pressure on the rear tire, the safer it is usually. Many high-performance cars have relatively small tire pressures, which is not safe for driving.

Transmission system

There is no such thing as the most correct method of retrofitting a drive train. According to experience, the general horsepower of 2.7 - 3.1 is a good choice. This will ensure that there is no secondary steering during the drift process.

Steering calibration

To sum up, the wheel tilting inward allows the driver to have faster drift and more favorable competitiveness, although this is relatively difficult to control. On the other hand, if the wheel is tilted outwards, there is a smooth driving, but unless your angle is very accurate, it will generally be overtaken.


Lateral stabilizer

The stabilizer is actually very simple. If the rear of the car is too hard, it will cause oversteer and the front will be understeer. If you feel that your car is oversteering, fine-tune the rear of the car and vice versa.


For a car with enough power, you need a slightly stiff suspension to help you transition during the drift and keep the car stable. For vehicles with insufficient power, the suspension should often be soft and use the weight of the car to start drifting.

Ride height

The ride height should be quite low so that it is good for drift.

Rebound stiffness

This refers to the extent to which the wheel returns to the body after passing through a bumpy crater. Beginners don't have to worry about this problem, but you can set the suspension to a harder point, which is more stable.


Most cars don't have to install FM bumpers, but if you have one, increasing the front downforce (by lowering the rear) will cause the car to oversteer, increasing the rear downforce (by lowering the front), causing the car to understeer. 



If the car's differential works well with the acceleration device, the wheels will start to drift at the same time. But for beginners, the use of the differential is still difficult.

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