Aaaah yes, the battles were driven. I had to wait for the A-finals.
Went pretty well.
I qualified 5th out of 60 with 90 points out of 100.
I lost my first battle due to going offtrack in the chase run. I initiated on a wet patch and came on dry where the car suddenly came straight and i skimmed the kitty litter
On sunday there was a Big Entry Competition wich I won
Next one 12-14 September!
I'm now in a debate with myself, wether I should go for a 2JZ or a BMW V8 with supercharger for next year.
Supercharger would be great as it just feels N/A and has the V8 torque along with it.
2JZ's (Toyota 3.0 Twin Turbo engine) have a very strong bottom end and has allot of possibilities for future upgrades... And I think if I could go with the 2JZ, I would start out with small mods to bring it up to around 450bhp. Should be pretty safe with the right mapping.
2JZ!! Even in a bimmer it's acceptable. V8 is meh, sadly it's a new trend in drifting, bang it into 4th gear, play with the throttle and solve it with torque. Me no likey! I would say 2JZ with a turbo would be pretty sex, getting used to the turbo could be a challenge. Unless you want pussy ALS.
To me it's not about what is trending and what not. I want the best solution for me.
The rapid growth of V8's in drifting makes perfect sense and it's all down to the driver though. If you're used to me to drive with less power and work hard, you'll drive hard again with another engine. If you're used to big power right away, you'll just rely on power and not getting everything out of the car as possible.
I won't change my drivingstyle after an engine swap
I think it would be amazing if I can keep driving like this, just with more power. Able to initiate harder, to keep up with the bigger guys etc...
2JZ is great either but not sure if I'm going to like the turbo lag. Turbo also brings more complexity to the build. So chances are big that I'll go with the V8. Also partswise. BMW V8's, gearboxes are so much more available over here than the Japanese stuff.
I'm just searching all the parts now and see what is easiest/best. For now it's the V8.
Pro drivers can deal with the lag and keep adding throttle to keep the pressure up. ALS makes a turbo powered car noob proof... I have no probs with in in rally or any other timed races... but when drifting is about showing off your skills, don't use any dummy help. Same goes for those silly huge angle steering angle kits ( pic )... adding a bit more is fine, but when you can't make the car spin because it has enough angle to avoid that is kinda ridiculous too. Even if it looks good.
Being a drifter fan I don't really like where we're heading to. In 2005-6 when drifting kicked in in Hungary, people were bashing underpowered 25i bimmers and AE86s. Now what do we have? Shitty V8 in every single bimmers, AEs totally disappeared, there are a very few jap cars around... I miss those times when you actually had to try hard to keep a car sideways, kicking the clutch like a madman. I still fap over those old japanese videos, where AE86s were bashed around the track. Now that was some car control.
And Scrabby, I like the current state of your car. I understand you want more power, everyone does. It was great to see you kicking ass with a lower powered car among those much powerful ones in those leagues you took part in. It just means you can actually drive well. But then again, good luck with the project, I hope you choose 2JZ. Those engines are bulletproof.
Yeah I know, I really do like the japanese cars and the styling around it. If I could afford it, I'd buy a JZX100 and do amazing things with it, low, cool aero, wheels etc...
I also do enjoy kicking ass in my lower powered car, really improves skills. But I also do enjoy competition and I'm doing pretty well but just need more reliable power. 2JZ is strong indeed as you said, so I could always go that way though! Biggest problem is my budget, wich isn't that big as allot of guys. Adam's car is also a high budget car wich is out of my league. But we'll see
The sport is growing and so are the cars etc... My power is very low these days. If you have 400-450bhp, it's okay. Many many people drifting with 500+. But allot of them have their own workshop or just have allot of money
process was: hoover & clean interior including both boots, clean interior glass --->move to outside, remove bugs and tar, clean wheels, rinse and shampoo car, dry, dress tyres, dress plastics, clean outside glass, full hand polish, full hand wax and polish the exhaust tip.
I'm not very good with this stuff... but i would perhaps make a website to advertise your work and start to fill it with examples of your work. Advertise in local papers, mouth to mouth advertising, post in forums... as i say, i'm not good with this stuff. However, i imagine you'll have to keep at it and build up a small network over the years. Will take some time until the world will take notice (but i think that's normal).
What i tried to say ultimately... follow your passion!