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AceInHole
06-26-2003, 01:51 AM
So... after getting a harness bug (grounded power wire) that killed my car for a night and a morning, trying a new ECU, picking up some spare wheels and tires, and finally debugging my harness section by section.... I took my hdSPL S14 out to go drifting at my first sanctioned drift event with dgtrials.com .

My setup for the day:
7psi
215/45/R17 FM901's on 17x7 rims up front
215/55(?)/R15 Yoko all-seasons on 15x6.5 M30 wheels in back
Unknown tire pressures....

First off: all-seasons in back with summer tires up front = mad amounts of oversteer.....
Secondly: 7psi = mad amounts of power- on- oversteer.....

The event was very fun! There were a few good drifters there (the guys that ran the event basically) that put on a few exhibitions. I heard a couple of them made the trek down to vegas for the D1 stuff previously.

Anyways.... I had 6 total runs, 2 of which were unclean, my first and last. My first run I spun twice... being very suprised by the severe lack of grip from the all-season tires (although I should've expected that). After that I was able to get the hang of staying sideways and linking turns... eventually getting to the point where I think I was pretty much at opposite lock through the tighter turns swinging right over to opposite lock on the next turn (video to come as soon as I get something to play the tape I stole of the runs :p ). I had applause on my 2nd to last run. That felt reeeaaally good. Then I spun at the beginning and end of the last run, but my last spin was a good smoke show anyways, so it's all good.

I really can't wait to do this again!!

Some crappy pics of mine and Kookz's 2nd runs can be found here:
http://pj.240sxone.com/gallery/drifting01

http://pj.240sxone.com/albums/drifting01/IMG_6385.sized.jpg

Bbandit
06-26-2003, 02:25 AM
looks like you're having a lot of fun!
just like i did.. hahaha

it seems like us autoX guys are converting to drifting nowadays...
:eek: :aw:

edit: i used the same exact tire setup as yours last sunday at local drift practice...
225/50 R16 fm901 for the fronts
195/60 R50 all season for the rears
crazy oversteer.. but its perfect for my bonestock KA hahaha

Dousan_PG
06-26-2003, 02:58 AM
yeah the guy w/ the FCs (i recal the one w/ the SR in the FC) came here to cali
i think made top 25? dont recall. super nice guys. funny too.

looks like fun


one more week one more week....

kookz was there too! SWEET! kookz is pretty decent i hear! :) crazy grip guy!

AKADriver
06-26-2003, 08:51 AM
One of my friends got some pictures from that event:
Pictures (http://home.earthlink.net/~tensenrp/Drift/)

There's a couple of you in there, Ace.

AceInHole
06-26-2003, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by dousan36
kookz was there too! SWEET! kookz is pretty decent i hear! :) crazy grip guy!
yeah.... kookz spun the KA-t :p

and kookz's car needs mo' powah!!

AceInHole
06-26-2003, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by AKADriver
One of my friends got some pictures from that event:
Pictures (http://home.earthlink.net/~tensenrp/Drift/)

There's a couple of you in there, Ace.
w00t! thanks! my camera ran out of batteries :-(

sweeeeet!
http://home.earthlink.net/~tensenrp/Drift/IMG_0296.JPG

Keisuke
06-26-2003, 04:44 PM
AceInHole: good stuff, wish i could have met you there. . . looks like you had a great time. i was just thinking about when we were doing that stuff back in the day. . . ahhh the good ol days

method2833
06-27-2003, 01:03 PM
i drove in that event (2nd car on the track:D ) that course rocked very fast very smooth i like that back lot alot better. only thing that sucked about the day was the 90 plus heat all day and getting to the gates 2 hours before they open (3rd in line):faint:
but other than that great event cant wait till the last wendsday of next month:D

AceInHole
06-30-2003, 08:58 PM
video is up of the event!

w000t! i'm 1:30 into the vid :p

http://www.vosko.net/media/drift/dgta/Drift_DGTA_4_1.wmv

Bbandit
06-30-2003, 09:29 PM
error while downloading codec.. oh well.. i'll figure it out..
i gotta see this

update: go the vid... damn you guys showed awesome skills there..

ace.. hows the turbo? does it spool quick?

AceInHole
07-01-2003, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by Bbandit
error while downloading codec.. oh well.. i'll figure it out..
i gotta see this

update: go the vid... damn you guys showed awesome skills there..

ace.. hows the turbo? does it spool quick?

turbo spools sooooo damn fast... now that i've fixed all (most) of the leaks (with my new arc welder, yaaay!). unfortunately the car wasn't in great shape for the drift practice thing, so the spool wasn't too great, and the car didn't sound as smooth as it does now :(. I'll load up a recent autox vid when i finish loading it onto some webspace though. it'll give you a much better of how the spool is (audible from outside of the car now, whereas it really wasn't as prominent before).


Anyways, here's a vid of a run where wednesday's drift event seems to have trickled into a run or two:
(save target as.... it's a DIVX 5 vid)
http://pj.240sxone.com/albums/album06/fcscc0928run03pj.avi

Night Slide Josh
07-08-2003, 04:09 PM
wassup i was there that day too..
i dunno if i was doing good or not..
what u think s14 guy with turbo...
=)
sneaky bastard
=)

here is my car..
http://home.earthlink.net/~tensenrp/Drift/IMG_0239.JPG

TheSparo
07-09-2003, 12:20 AM
not to be an *** or anything but your car looks pretty rough..

Night Slide Josh
07-30-2003, 04:18 AM
yes my car is a track slut and i love her for it..