Drift is a very exciting move in motoring. Drift literally means to lift dust, but in the world of driving it is said to start the car using the handbrake or literacy.
According to the automotive world, although it is possible to drift with front differential cars, but due to the need to use handbrake, it is better to use rear axle cars for this purpose.
In many countries, drift has become a discipline of car racing and interested drivers are trained by experienced people and drift competitions are held on equipped and designed tracks for drifting. Many driving schools also have drift training and In these schools, they first inform the drivers about the dangers and the possibility of an accident in the drift, and then, after passing the initial stages and getting ready, they teach the drift techniques to the drivers and start practicing.
There are generally two main techniques for drifting.
The technique is based on the clutching technique and this method is used in rear-wheel drive cars.
1) Clutching technique can be described as follows:
When reaching the turn, they usually put the car in 2nd gear (or if the car is in a higher gear, reverse 1 or 2 gears), then keep the engine speed in the range of 4000 to 7000 (depending on the car) and with the same engine speed ٫ The car is pushed hard and the clutch pedal is suddenly depressed and released, causing the rear wheels to rotate and lose their grip.
To continue the drift during the turn or the next turns, you must continue to press the accelerator pedal and adjust the throttle (play with the accelerator pedal) and to prevent the car from spinning, control the car with the steering wheel (play with the steering wheel). When the car is controlled in this mode and the driver is able to control the car, he can change the direction of the steering wheel with a proportional movement and smooth control, and drift the next turn. Here, if the speed is low, the drift will be shorter, and because the wheels will regain their grip, it will not be possible to continue moving.
2) hand-brake technique:
Because in front-wheel drive cars this way can not cause the rear wheels to be distorted and loss of traction, the second main technique for drift should be used, which is the hand-brake technique.
However, in the rear differential car with clutchingtechnique, the power and torque of the car are used to perform multiple drifts, and in the hand brake technique, less freedom of action.
In the hand brake technique, the handbrake is pulled while reaching the screw so that the tires suddenly lose their traction. In this method, the torque does not have much effect and the continuity of movement (continuity of non-adhesion) is much more difficult and it is very difficult to drift a few turns in the form of hand brake technique.
Long drifts can be done with rear differential cars.
But in general, by drifting with a car with front or rear differential, you can show your driving skills and increase them, and also enjoy drifting.
So far, explanations have been provided and you have a general acquaintance with drifting and I am sure that you are now analyzing the above content and you have realized that drifting should only be done on the track and in addition to being a driver, you need to be very skilled. A car with proper control and safety is needed ٫ because all the risk factors are available: high speed ٫ upsetting the balance of the car and the non-adhesion of the tires intentionally زیاد high pressure on the engine ٫ gearbox ٫ clutch ٫ brakes as well as wheels ٫ Suspension ٫ Differential ٫ Axle and individual car parts.