I have only tried drifting once at one of the Option Motorsport days and all I can say it was bloody hard!! Getting more used to sliding it about now and am quite tempted to join the Silverstone lot next year and have another go, want shocks, springs and a front brace to go with my rear one first tho!
Good S13s cost from £1500 (pay less and you can pay more later when it falls over). (Oh and if you buy from trade it'll cost more than £1500 and probably fall over anyway. I've seen so much rust being sold for more than that at dealers ...)
Great cars, well balanced, easy to tune up etc. Easy to catch the backend and control it too
my mrs has a mk1 mr2 and it seems a bit tricky on the limit - something to do with the short wheelbase - anyway when I try anything too clever in it I usually end up facing backwards , eninge stalled with the windscreen wipers going - the gtst is a bit more forgiving
I haven't seen any MR2 drift cars over here - by far the most popular are silvia's, 180sx's and older RX7's. Levins are also still going strong.
Also see a lot of Toyota Chasers and even Altezza's are starting to make appearances on local tracks now used prices are falling.
For beginners, something you don't mind destroying is highly advisable for practicing in. I have a small, local circuit a short drive from my place which is always popular with "beginner" drifters and just about every weekend someone manages to have a "mishap"
S13s can be had for next to no money if you dont mind a beater one, and for drifting you hardly want a show car anyway! One of the drift guys has a Sierra XR4i that he has welded the diff up and that is a superb drift wagon, 2.8i grunt and permanent locked diff!
A forum community dedicated to Nissan Skyline owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, turbos, racing, parts, classifieds, modifications, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!