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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicko View Post
    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.
    Yeah for sure Nick, just being an ol' timer like myself I was like "WTF grip, you actually have a seperate name for it", more amazed than anything.

    I'm quite sure these young lads are into grip racing but it has nothing to do with cars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicko View Post
    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.
    #Winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riojin View Post
    but theres different classes in grip. in drift you can still go ok if you havent spent a shitload on your car. in grip i dont think a 4age ae86 is gonna keep up very well with 400hp+ evos and gtrs.

    if you take a drift car to our local hill climbs they would laugh at you because its not awd. they would laugh at you even more if you said it wasnt turbo
    You must know some complete douche bags if they're like that. What about dope ass M3's, Escorts, Datsuns, AE86's etc? They're all RWD, N/A and certainly at home on the hill climb.

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    ^^ You're surprised that there are elitist wankers at a motorsport event? That kind of attitude is everywhere and in any sport. Rich guys look down on the guys with cheaper gear,backyard boys snub their noses at the 'chequebook racers',everyone scratches their heads at the specials,and the only people that take drifters seriously are other drifters.

    I tell people that I have an AE86,and the first comment straight after is usually 'oh,they're a mad drift car...'. I just smile and nod. Yeah,they can be great at drifting,the short wheelbase and light weight makes them quite nimble compared to stuff like skylines. They're a great circuit car too,for the same reasons,but group A was far too long ago for most to remember,and the Hot version N2 series isn't well enough known here for that side of things to be considered.

    The car is capable of any motorsport discipline,be it rally,dooor-to-door circuit,hillclimb,or drifting. How it performs at any is down to setup and the preference of the driver.


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    i like my race car being called a drift car.. because all the other car drivers at the hillclimbs and club days get all confused when they have no chance of catching my times
    and best of all, thats with 15x10 wheels and 205 street tyres stretched over them !
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleRedSpirit View Post
    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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    hahahhaha classic!
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    always been into circuit work ever since i could walk always will be...
    iv never played or seen need for speed pro street before and i have always herd it called grip

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    Old post but I know where people coming from with this one. People check my AE86 out and comment that it must drift well. I shrug my shoulders and tell them I wouldn't know, I don't drift. Then they get that puzzled look and wonder why I drive this type of car.

    If anyone tries to tell me drifting is a form of racing I try my hardest not to slap them on the back of the head. There is nothing in the current (and by this I mean top end competitive drifting) form that has anything to do with racing. At best I class drifting as a competitive stunt show. Most angle, most smoke and mimicking the leader are all undefinable things. There isn't a piece of paper you can hand to me that proves that I either won or lost that round. Its peoples opinions that define if I have a good day or not and not a definable statistic.

    I'm just not a fan of any "Sport" that has an undefinable reason as to why I won or lost.
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