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    Hey, i know this has probably been asked before, but what is the best way to drift and powerslide in an AWD car. I know how to do it in a RWD, and after the drift starts in an AWD i can do it, but what is the best way to induce the drift. I have heard that pulling the e-break is bad for the diff because it gets the wheels spinning at diffrent speeds. If u cant do it by pulling the break, how can u?

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    Its best not to do it at all, especially asphault.

    Asphault=bad but either upset with ebrake or push real hard into a corner with lift off oversteer.

    Sand or dirt or gravel is fun to do it on and a lot easier.
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    plz elaborate...lol

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    awd is fun to drift in the snow not in the dry, dirt and gravel work too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    rastafarian flick
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    rastafarian flick because you'd need to be smoking something to think of performing a scandinavian flick on public roads with the AWD system designed to grip, grip, and more grip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    rastafarian flick because you'd need to be smoking something to think of performing a scandinavian flick on public roads with the AWD system designed to grip, grip, and more grip
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    dude, i knew that there was a reason i have never heard of it before. the **** is funny. but seriously though, what if it was not on an open road, what would u seggest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    excellent demonstration
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    hmm.. on asphalt? If you want to kill yourself, perhaps.. you have to be going awfully fast to break loose on a dry road.

    But if it I were to venture a guess, I'd say bad tires (think snow tires or stockers RE92s) + stiff rear sway bar + wet or snow covered, empty parking lot and you should be able to get some 4-wheel drift. A dirt field would be much more fun. Dry asphalt is just asking for trouble, IMO.

    Like what 06wrx4me said: It'd be brake hard, turn, power lift-off to break the rear loose (using the clutch - want to keep revs up). When I've gotten all the rotation I can from the lift-off oversteer, I'd pop out clutch and continue with the turn.

    E-brake is good for hairpin turns.. but the surface has to be slippy already. Unlikely to work on dry. The idea is to lock up the rears to break them loose.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqmZ...eature=related

    Like everyone says, don't e-brake on roads.. it's really only useful for hairpins and how many of those do you come across? Unlike WRC cars, our cars don't automatically disengage the rear power when applying the e-brake. Also, our e-brakes are drums, so are much weaker than theirs. Try it on dirt, though - it's fun. Remember to put your clutch in or it won't work.

    I've used the e-brake on some slippy low-speed asphalt hairpins just for un but it's really rare to find an opportunity for it, and it's not dramatic. I might have a tiny bit of 4-wheel drift coming out of a corner, but nothing that requires countersteer, which is what I'm guessing you're after.
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    LOL at the Hamster: "I may have overcooked that a bit". LOL

    You can do it on asphalt you just have to be going damn fast!

    My neighbor was laughing at (with) me the other day because I did the Finnish Flick to get onto our street in a heavy snow storm and my son was in the passenger seat and (unbeknownst to me) he was waving his fist around in the air silently cheering. LOL.

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