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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012 Thread Starter
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turning a mustang into a drift car

i know this has been asked before but i got the 07 GT/CS and want to turn it into a drifter and i do have a dd lol but i know weight reduction is needed and a little more power and stiffer suspension but what else should i do

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yes you have found that mustangs can actually drift quite well with the right driver. my local raceway has drifting for everyone and I go out there when I can with my mustang. the power you make is enough. but what you need is suspension bad. the cars body roll is very huge and VERY annoying. I'm saving up for koni yellow struts/shocks and steeda sport springs. and some steeda sway bars. weight reduction is always a plus. but really its the suspension. put your money there bro

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You should be good stock for drifting but if you want to do it easier jut by an adjustable rear sway bar and adjust it full stiff.

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My last few cars were 240sx's and I've been drifting on and off since ~2003.

It's ALL in your suspension/tires. A stock NA6 Miata will drift just fine with a hair over 100hp with the right setup. The lack of IRS isn't really a concern either, as AE86's are live rear axle also and get sideways just fine with almost no horsepower (and, admittedly, much less weight).

Just get coilovers, IMO, and adjustable arms + adjustable panhard bar.

I don't know much about the tlok in a Mustang or how comparable it is to a true 2-way LSD from a drift car. I ran an ATS DeftForce in my last S14 and it was nasty to DD but got the job done.
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Let me ask you this: how does it drift now?

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