Wanna know how to drift? Ask here

Discussion in 'GT6 Drifting' started by Wardez, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. super_gt

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    is that a real to use front comfort hard back comfort medium tires or DS3 is better than steering wheel, to use 200 degrees Steering range to drift? which real street car has 200 degrees from end to end?
     
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  2. Ridox2JZGTE

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    Most road cars have 27 degree to 45 degree max steering angle at full lock, or the proper way is front wheel deflection angle :) Most cars have 12:1 to 20:1 steering ratio with 2.5 to 3 turns lock to lock on the steering wheel. You will not often see more than 37 degree front wheel deflection angle, most FF cars will have between 27 to 35 degrees, most of the reasons are car design purpose ( less likely to have high deflection on city car ), the tire width and front suspension geometry ( Macpherson struts are common and double wishbones are usually on upper level priced cars )

    An example : Stock condition : the F3CS RX7 has 35 to 40 degree deflection, while S13 has between 40 to 45 degree ( both has Macpherson struts, S13/14 uses tension rods - adjustable -can change caster, while FC3S uses front lower A-arm -not adjustable, caster change via upper camber/caster plates)
     
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  3. Hotspace 5150

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    drifting is next to karting as some of the hardest things to do in gt6. using a ds3 (game controller) any ideas or suggestions on how to drift????
     
  4. p3bucky

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    I'm no where near being the best for advice for drifting, but as someone who just recently learned how to drift in GT6, I've found that a lot (if not all) of how well you drift is in the tune. If your tune isn't good then good luck drifting. I was so lost in GT6 since you didn't really need a tune to drift in GT5, at least I didn't. So I'd find some tunes in the tune section on GTP and figure out what set up works best for you. I can drift fine on DS3 now, it's all figuring out what works for you tune wise.
     
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  5. xxkazu78

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    Agree with p3, took me a while to adjust in GT6 compared to GT5. I'd say the figures will be something like only 40% driver skill and 60% for tuning alone... just rough figures but it's what feel about it haha
     
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  6. funnytnt

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    If anyone could help me and see how far I have come in drifting. Because I feel that FR drifting is easier than AWD. :)
    My time zone is +1:00 from London. Feel free to add me on PSN TDM_funnytnt
     
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  7. Stavingo

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    Always start with FR, AWD drifting isn't the right way to go if you're learning due to steering inputs but it does teach some alternatives.
     
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  8. Alex89

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    So when GT6 came out I had huge trouble drifting without spinning, like most people probably. After two weeks I gave up, sold the game and sticked to GT5 ever since. But now that the servers are down I'm quite desperate for some online sliding-around.
    To my question: Have there been any patches that made drifting easier? Or maybe some breakthrough in car setup that I haven't found out? Oh, an did they fix that annoying tire squeal?
     
  9. GTGranpa

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    On GT5; Will be missed, yes ! :(
    I believe that the updates have made it slightly easier to drift, yes, but don't expect GT5 physics (or lack of it), GT6 physics makes it much harder, but also more acomplished imo. (I played GT5 on the last day of the servers up and...to be honest, it was FUN FUN, but after getting used to GT6....maaaan....that was way too easy/no weight/suspension/tires input !)
    The annying tire squeal has been reduced since the first patch, if I'm not mistaken. There's still a lot of squeal compared to engine sound, but it's also slightly better.

    GT6 demands set ups. Every car behaves in it's on way and you have to go through a process of "Tune, tweak, test...tweak, test..." untill you manage it. I've been there - still am ! - and everyone has been there. No more "universal" setups like in GT5, much more demanding. Having said this, after you understand the physics and how the cars behave to even the smallest tweak, you kind of get the hang of it. (Less understeer, more understeer, add weight to back, to front...etc etc etc...).

    I used to hate GT6 physics and almost gave it up (hell, I almost want to give up every single day :p) but I got to hand it, while being much harder then GT5, it's also much more responsive.

    My advice is; look into the Setup threads here:
    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/gtplanet-drift-tune-library.291588/ There are a lot of good setups there, from people that know their business, DS3 or wheel. Just try them and...spin, spin spin, practice practice practice.

    My 2 cents, good luck !
     
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  10. Alex89

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    Thanks for your reply, sounds promising. I might pick it up again.
     
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  11. GTGranpa

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    No prob !

    PS: Forgot to add ! There's the "normal" mode now (with a regular wheel lock angle) and the Drift Trial mode wich, while having those annoying points system, also has a better/bigger wheels angle, therefore it's easier to get a bigger angle without spinning so easily.
     
  12. Rafael F

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    Hi!
    I play with a steering wheel for a long time, but I just can't drift on GT.
    I find it very hard, the best I can do is putting comfort soft front, comfort medium rear on a 4WD car and do some power slides, but not real drifts.
    Everytime I try a FR car I fail to control the oversteer and usually it spins out at the end of the corner.
    Is there a car + tuning you can suggest me to make it easier? :confused:
     
  13. xghosthunterx

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    Thank you so much for this thread. I can't get over 9,000 points frustrating. In gt5 I was Like Pro :gtpflag:
     
  14. xghosthunterx

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    I'm glad I am not the only one struggling with gt6 drifting(Points system)thought I was losing my mind:(
     
  15. Stavingo

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    Keep it to a single post buddy, the reply button can work as a multi quote button :tup:

    I'd start with using the same tire compound all round, mixing tires isn't the greatest thing to do when you're learning how to drift on GT6.

    Secondly, I think learning to drift with a stock suspension + tuned LSD + minor power upgrades keeping the car between 300-400hp is the best way to go :)

    If you're spinning out at the end of the corner it means you're not holding your degree of input the whole way through, either that or you're not sure of how to end a drift.
     
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  16. Rafael F

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    Thx! I will try that.
     
  17. godlovingman

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    Hi I can't figure out how to drift at all I've never done it before I don't know when to hit the brakes gas or ebrake and in what combination or anything all I do is spin out around and everything can't master what to do to drift especially with the standard controller I can drive good in regular races just not drifting any help and or advice is greatly appreciated. I'm just getting more and more frustrated with the whole thing
     
  18. Stavingo

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    Braking points are pretty much the same or a little earlier than what you do in racing so driving the same track and finding the right points to break traction.

    Read the OP? Look up on some terminology such as countersteering, reading can go a long way when it comes to drifting :tup:
     
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  19. justin credible

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    So if I follow all the rules on drifting and amass a fair few thousand points on the drift trials (seasonals) why when I cross the finish line with a thousand more than gold in the bag does my points instantly register zero and I have failed?
    I never hit the wall or anything to lose the points they are there right up to the split second the car crosses the finish line? It does this on every drift trial in the seasonal events.
    Am I doing something wrong before I start the trial? I don't see how but you never know.
     
  20. Numb2pencil

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    I am not good with uploading videos of my replays and plus, I tend to drift mostly online. If anyone wanna give me some feed back or suggestions, I usually start to play around 1 am pacific time (yea, awkward time. Hence why I haven't been able to find any clubs for drifting that's active during the hours I'm on).
    Shoot me a private message and we can exchange psn names to maybe meet up and drift around!
     
  21. FineLineZ

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    Thanks for the brilliant thread! It's definitely been needed! :cheers:
     
  22. jordnUK

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    What am the Best settings for the G27 wheel for drifting?
    FFB Torque?
    FFB Sensitivity?
    Power steering on/off?
     
  23. JDM_Tuning_S3OZ

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    power steering off
     
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  24. jordnUK

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    cheers m8, hav u got any beginner tunes for a steering wheel/g27?
     
  25. redsuns23

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    could anyone give me some basic tips about drifting with DFGT? I used to do some awesome drifts on the dualshoc, then bought the driving force GT, and all my technique went to s**t :p
     
  26. Davoxx

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    might help you.
     
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  27. redsuns23

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    this guy just made it look easy :p any car setups? Especially for Altezza RS200?
     
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  28. Davoxx

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    Yes true ahahah look like so easy in the video.
    I'm not a specialist in tuning, was on Driving force pro before and now on g25 since a month.
    I'm only using the R32 GTST since a month and tune it slowly in order to get the perfect setup which is practically complete and starting to work really well so if you really want I can share it in the Tunes part of GTP probably tomorrow or sunday because need some little few more test and adjustment (anti roll bar).

    Edit: I'm going to share it because I would like feedbacks and see if it work for everybody as a good setup/tune should be.
     
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  29. JDM_Tuning_S3OZ

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    :rolleyes:
     
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  30. redsuns23

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    still can't drift, no matter the car :p I just tried the Chaser cause I thought that with a heavier car it would be more stable but NOPE.

    this sucks... can't drift with any car actually..