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    What Grinds My Gears:

    Grip. Ever since NFS Pro Street came out, all the sick-toons and hektik mob are calling normal track and road racing "grip" to try and differentiate it from "drift". Notice how there was never the need for this distinction before NFS PS came along, even when drift came around. it was just normal "racing", or even just "driving".


    A big +1 to this comment right here. Even disregarding the NFS thing, the term 'grip' is stupid. Drifting, as awesome as it is, is but a relatively small and recent part of motorsport. There should be no need to coin a trendy new word for such a fundamental aspect of driving/racing. </rant>

    That aside, my favourite kind of motorsport is hill climbing and tarmac rally events. But for pure fun, drifting is hard to beat.
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    drift setup should also kick-ass in grip...to a limit...

    Drift/Grip setup car is what im aimming for, and always have been into...i also want to try rally, but rather do it in a FF for 4wd car since ive been on a dirt road with my ae86 and its fun....but not the best for just a lil bit of dirt funness
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    best fun is doing hill climbs in a drift car...

    and circuit racing beating all the regular circuit guys with a drift car on normal street tyres...
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    drift or grip it doesnt really matter does it? at the end of the day it's a way of expressing yourself. it's how that action makes you feel everyone does it for different reasons.
    I myself have dabled in rally, drift and grip(mountain roads) and each one of those styles has improved not only my skills as a driver but it has also bettered me as a person, i have nothing against competion racing as that competion drives as to become better, but we must not forget the passion behind what it is we do, I know im at my happiest when behind the wheel driving a mountain pass late of a night, a true sence of freedom.
    Not such a bad thing if you ask me.

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    I thought drift is what you do when you cant control your cars rear end or set the rear suspension up correctly ....waiting ....waiting...


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    i just want to have fun in my car
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    I try to set my cars up for fun and maximum use...cos unless you have money to burn or are going to try to be serious/professional in the sport it takes a lot of effort/time/money to be the best in any of it.

    But you can have a lot of fun in lots of disciplines with a wise spend on a few choice parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by all torque View Post
    What Grinds My Gears:

    Grip. Ever since NFS Pro Street came out, all the sick-toons and hektik mob are calling normal track and road racing "grip" to try and differentiate it from "drift". Notice how there was never the need for this distinction before NFS PS came along, even when drift came around. it was just normal "racing", or even just "driving".


    A big +1 to this comment right here. Even disregarding the NFS thing, the term 'grip' is stupid. Drifting, as awesome as it is, is but a relatively small and recent part of motorsport. There should be no need to coin a trendy new word for such a fundamental aspect of driving/racing. </rant>

    That aside, my favourite kind of motorsport is hill climbing and tarmac rally events. But for pure fun, drifting is hard to beat.
    +1

    I'm so into grip, I don't even call it grip. I call it racing!
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    lol!! First time I heard someone use the term 'grip' for tarmac/circuit racing I was like WTF you guys have a term for real racing?!
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    They call it grip these days because they want to dis-associate themselves with "drifters".

    And when you consider the actual differences between tarmac drivers and "dwipters", I don't blame them.

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    I like doing a bit of grip on the touge, but drift is where my heart is.

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    Yeah Id only describe my preference for 'Grip' driving as a polite way of saying I'm not into the usual slide and smash routine. When the average 16-25 year old boy racer sees a car like my modified XE7x, they always yell out something like "Sick Drifter Bro, do you go to Archy?" and quite frankly its not a sick drifter, I'm not your bro and I dont drive a full-size car on a go kart track; so no, dont fucking holla at me!






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