How?

Discussion in 'GT5 Drifting' started by BlowoffValve, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. BlowoffValve

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    I don't understand how to drift. I've watched videos on YouTube but haven't got the gist of it, and keep spinning out when I try to drift or in some cases just not drift a bend at all. Can someone explain to me how to drift?

    Thanks for any feedback
     
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  2. guywithanAE86

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    This is the video for you my friend:
    [youtube]

    Learning how to drift in the games or in reality don't come overnight. It's tricky, so you gotta be patient. I think the most important aspect of learning how to drift is seat time. You will spin out a few times and you may get frustrated, but it'll all start to come together eventually. I still suck at drifting in GT6, I mean I can finally hold slides now, but like I said, it takes time and patience.

    Plus if you're gonna drift, start out with a nice inexpensive RWD car. Nissan 240SX comes to mind, or a MK III Toyota Supra.
     
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    Make sure to attach at least a LSD on it for better drifting.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback you 2, much appreciated
     
  5. BlowoffValve

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    Since I choose a 240SX over the Supra, where could I find one? There's no 240SX's in the Nissan dealership or in the used car dealership
     
  6. Lock2Lock

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    Here's a easy way to learn...

    I take it you probably are used to racing?

    If yes I have a good solution.


    Get a low to medium range HP car and put comfort hard tires on it. Just leave the suspension, LSD, power stock (if it won't slide at all add about a 100 HP or so to it).
    I know the following sounds stupid but it will work. Take the car to a challenging track such as Nürburgring Nordschleife.

    Now what you are going to do is try to race the car but try to go full throttle and as fast as you can through the turns. Now because you have comfort hard tires the car will try to slide out on you. Try to judge how much countersteer and throttle you need to use to hold the car on the track.

    Here's one of the best sayings I learned to understand drifting...

    Spinout- Too much throttle or not enough countersteer
    Straighten out- Not enough throttle or too much countersteer.

    Maybe that will help you.
     
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  7. BlowoffValve

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    Thanks Lock2Lock, your saying that you learnt will come in handy.
     
  8. Bo

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    Instead of trying to drift straight off the bat, try and just get used to hard tyres in a low powered FR and how to control the sliding, much as @Lock2Lock has said.
     
  9. nascarfan1400

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    And all this time I thought I was drifting correctly... Lol thanks guys.
     
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  10. BlowoffValve

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    Any recommended FR cars?
    Lol :lol:
     
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  11. Bo

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    Anything from about 380-420pp. A stock S13/S14 maybe?
     
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  12. nascarfan1400

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    Honestly... In GT5 I tended to throw a Subaru Van around the drift circuits
     
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  13. BlowoffValve

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    Yeah, that sounds pretty good. I'll try it out :) What track should I
    go on? I know Lock2Lock said the Nurburgring, but that sounds pretty daunting for a beginner
    A Subaru van? Mate, you're insane ;)
     
  14. Bo

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    LOL, only a track, it won't kill you :lol:

    Try something like Silverstone Stowe, a short, simple test track. Good mix of sweepers and tighter corners.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. BlowoffValve

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    I don't think Silverstone is on GT5, unfortunately
     
  16. Bo

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    Oh, GT5, my bad...

    Top Gear then? Lots of cones to hoon around.
     
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    I did gymkhana in my Subaru a lot there
     
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  18. BlowoffValve

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    Yeah, that sounds alright. Quite a few tight corners too.

    image.jpg Love to take that for a drift :lol:
     
  19. Bo

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    This is for you then:

    [​IMG]
     
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    That looks like a Daihatsu Midget II , the best car ever made ;)
     
  21. BlowoffValve

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    Doesn't look much like one, but oh well
     
  22. Bo

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    It's a Suzuki Carry, here's a Midget:

    [​IMG]
     
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    That Midget looks decent
     
  24. Bo

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    Here's what it does in GT6, for your amusement:

     
  25. BlowoffValve

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    :lol:
     
  26. Bo

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    GT6's physics engine causes everything to be roly poly, and you therefore wheelie/fall over a lot. Very fun and strangely satisfying to do, I must admit :lol:
     
  27. BlowoffValve

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    I'd wheelie all day long on GT6, especially in a Midget :lol:
     
  28. Lock2Lock

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    @BlowoffValve

    Hahaha yeah the track seems crazy for a beginner.

    The reason I said to go there is because doing laps and trying to actually race by pushing it to the limit while trying to control the car like @hsv010 said.

    Basically by doing laps around that track like I said in my previous post your focus is on running the lap instead of drifting as the main focus. Sort of like Touge
     
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  29. BlowoffValve

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    At the moment I'm on the Top Gear track, and after 30-45 long minutes I'm finally getting some form of drift. I'm happy, but I'll be happier when I can drift the full circuit ;)
     
  30. Lock2Lock

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    Good to hear. Also I meant to ask this before... are you using a wheel or DS3?