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Discussion in 'GT5 Drifting' started by XxBradCheeseCak, Apr 23, 2013.
Do you uys have some tips to be better at drift?
Hit the nail right on the head!
Start out in a stock rx7 and do many laps around various tracks. Focus on keeping the car sideways for longer periods around the track. Also always use comfort hards, that is what everyone uses and nothing will change that. I used this to learn and now I am pretty consistent. Doing so helped me learn car control and being able to adjust my line according to what is going on around the car.
And practice! Drifting takes practice to gain skills, it just doesn't happen over night. Don't get frustrated if you spin out or crash, we all started that way. I started out like you, new to the game and not really having an idea what to do. I practiced and here I am with 3 VDC event wins under my belt and an almost championship because I practiced.
Don't use a high powered car. Start off with an easy and upgrade the HP and tune the suspension when you start getting better. The FD and FC RX7, Silvia S13, and Fairlady Z33 are good cars to start out on.
2.) Stay dedicated
3.)Hang out with other drifters in rooms (especially team rooms)
4.) Start with low powered car to understand the basics
5.) After understanding how to sort of drift, try out many different cars
Being tree'd but talk about it with other members.
That's... what he was doing...
I should reread those post...
Back in the days of GT4 when I first started drifting I made friends with people who were already good at it. Through them I got not only advice, but motivation to get better. And I practiced, a bunch.
One of them was nk4e.. how you doin' buddy?
Welcome back, has been a while right?
Good, yourself? Granted that I went to the FG genre
Yeah, though I don't know if I should lurk more. Thank you .
As said above by others: Practice, and use a low powered car. 200-250 BHP/1100 kg ish is fine (stating the obvious, for CH tyres).
My personal thoughts...
Turn ABS off (if you haven't already). I see lots of lobbies where people use it, but in my opinion things feel much better when you've got used to it being off. If you've always used ABS it'll feel evil to start with, but stick with it!
Drive the car in stock form LOADS. That way when you start to tune suspension etc you'll have a reference to compare to. Get to know your ride really well. That said, trying other cars is also good, but I tend to drive my favourite 90% of the time for practice. Also, sometimes it's fun to go back to the stock settings every now and then, I've often tuned suspension and then much later found some aspects of the stock that I liked more (usually when I've set mine too stiff overall)!
Don't be afraid to try new techniques, everyone spins out or plows through a corner sometimes, but at least then you know the limits of the car, and what not to do in future. Try "doing the same thing with different methods", i.e. in a transition on a given corner, find out what you prefer... give the handbrake a tweak, or let the gas off then stomp it, or dab the brakes before/during/after steering, or try dropping a gear etc etc.
Try different lines, stick a front or rear wheel up onto the grass/rumble strip and see how it feels.
Try initiating a drift sooner or later during corner approach, change your braking points. This will effectively give you new lines, maybe you'll find one you prefer over your usual one.
If you have a really hellish session, then try driving grip for a lap or two, then gradually let a little bit of slip happen, until you're drifting again. When angry it's easy to get harsher on the controls, then you crash more, then you get angrier ....vicious circle!
Re. handling tuning.. I find the settings which make the most difference to balance (for me) are (in no particular order) toe, camber, LSD, brake balance.
Transmission is also important, since it affects rear wheel torque, hence how easily you can slip the rear tyres. When they let go obviously depends on the specifics of the corner as well as throttle and gear, but if you can get it set so things feel comfortable using the accelerator then you're well on the way. You obviously don't want the tyres instaburning the minute you touch the gas, but you equally don't want to have them refuse to let go unless the gas is 100% floored. I personally like a stable drift when I'm at 75 or 80% throttle, that way I can let off, or stomp to wide open throttle to change the car's orientation; it's nice to have options both ways.