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    Drift

    Love it. What got you guys into it? if anyone is into it that is.
    I think its the smoke and the tuner cars that dragged me along with it.

    But i know you can drift with AWD cars, but would it be more beneficial to drop it back to rear wheel drive?

    i think the guys on Team Orange have rear wheel drive converted imprezas.

    and Gymkhana, as made very famous by Ken Block, how does he do it? is he running AWD?

    How do you guys do it? if any.

    sorry if its the wrong section.. im getting used to the forum

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    Ken block has done all his with awd as far as I know. Just watched his gymkhana 3 and its off the hook! He's an amazing driver! also lots of horsepower to spin all 4 tires effortlessly

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    yeah i love his gymkhana videos, 600+ HP in that fiesta,

    im more of a subaru guy though, not too big of a fan of his fiesta

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    I agree, im def more a subie guy but there is no denying that fiesta is sick

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    in gymkhana 3 the fiesta goes 0-60 in 1.9 seconds

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    that car is a beast. 2.0 liter engine, capable of 850 HP but its restricted to 650.. love it.

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    Someone on here has a quote on their signature: Something like "those who drift, drive slowly."

    Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElVerde View Post
    Someone on here has a quote on their signature: Something like "those who drift, drive slowly."

    Love it.
    That would be SD GR.

    Supposedly it's a quote from the legendary Walter Rohrl. Put bluntly, Walter Rohrl would flat-out embarrass any of these "Gymkhana" idiots in a true rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    That would be SD GR.

    Supposedly it's a quote from the legendary Walter Rohrl. Put bluntly, Walter Rohrl would flat-out embarrass any of these "Gymkhana" idiots in a true rally.

    No doubt about that at all...the German and Scandanavian drivers historically are absolutely insane. Less flashy, sure...but a hell of a lot faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElVerde View Post
    Less flashy, sure...but a hell of a lot faster.
    Yes. In a past thread I had coined the term "Practicalist" to describe these purpose-driven rally drivers of the past. I believe the term still stands
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    Let's define a new word, shall we?
    Practicalism - the act of placing practicality over showmanship

    IMO, Rohrl was a "practicalist." Actually, I will further that statement by suggesting that most of the classic rally drivers were "practicalists." Rohrl, Blomqvist, Mouton, Alen, Ragnotti, et. al were all excellent examples of focused, driven, motorsports participants. A "practicalist" improves his/her driving ability by paying homage to the basics. That is, the "practicalist" focuses on the most simple way to achieve the obvious: win the rally championships.

    Lately, it seems as though Block, Pastrana, and others have soiled the very soul of Rally by choosing "flash" over practicality. These individuals are not "practicalists" as they are not focusing on the simplest way to win rallies, but instead on how to garner the most attention. I believe this is due to the recent influx of X-games BMX bikers, Skateboarders, and adrenaline junkies in U.S. Rally motorsports. X-games sports are nothing more than flashy, daring stunts (as they must in order to capture the 30 second attention span of the average U.S. citizen). It is unfortunate, but American motorsport has followed in these footsteps.

    Block is an impressive stunt man. He has honed his skills to present a circus-like entertainment to his fans. A driver, however, he is not. A true driver would not purposefully place his/her car in an uncontrolled spin just to receive praise when control is recovered. A true driver is a "practicalist."
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Yes. In a past thread I had coined the term "Practicalist" to describe these purpose-driven rally drivers of the past. I believe the term still stands
    Very well said

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