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Drifting on dirt? [message #49626] Sun, 14 June 2009 22:21 Go to next message
uncle humjaba is currently offline  uncle humjaba
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Hey all

So I was thinking... there's not a whole lot to do in the way of drifting around here that is cheap. If the event entry fee isnt alot (which it usually is) then tires are. Has anyone ever considered doing it on dirt? I live on 40 acres that is not being used for the summer... I was thinking of leveling off a course and having some fun in the miata around it. What do you guys think?

Pros:
* Less tire wear
* Easier on the car if the dirt is smooth (less stress on the chassis because there's less grip)
* Free or cheap

Cons
* Dust = air filter cleaning more often
* ???

Just a wild idea, tear me down if ya like Very Happy


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Re: Drifting on dirt? [message #49627 is a reply to message #49626] Sun, 14 June 2009 22:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
solonut is currently offline  solonut   United States
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uncle humjaba wrote on Sun, 14 June 2009 22:21

Hey all

So I was thinking... there's not a whole lot to do in the way of drifting around here that is cheap. If the event entry fee isnt alot (which it usually is) then tires are. Has anyone ever considered doing it on dirt? I live on 40 acres that is not being used for the summer... I was thinking of leveling off a course and having some fun in the miata around it. What do you guys think?

Pros:
* Less tire wear
* Easier on the car if the dirt is smooth (less stress on the chassis because there's less grip)
* Free or cheap

Cons
* Dust = air filter cleaning more often
* ???

Just a wild idea, tear me down if ya like Very Happy


Its called Rallycross.....40 acres???? pave it.....


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Re: Drifting on dirt? [message #49628 is a reply to message #49626] Sun, 14 June 2009 23:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
uncle humjaba is currently offline  uncle humjaba
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Would you care to fund that endeavor? Asphalt is expensive. To make a track out here would be just about free (pay for diesel fuel in the tractor and thats it ).

But yea I was just introduced to rally-cross a bit ago... Never heard of it. But I guess so.

Well I'll probably end up doing it anyways one of these weekends, just thought I'd throw it out there to see if anyone else was interested.


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Re: Drifting on dirt? [message #51829 is a reply to message #49627] Wed, 29 July 2009 19:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chaos on wheels is currently offline  chaos on wheels   
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solonut wrote on Sun, 14 June 2009 22:46


Its called Rallycross.....

Nod

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(Not my car BTW)

"Smooth" dirt is an oxymoron. You will get ruts in the dirt after a few runs. Check out the Rally-X Forum on this site.
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Re: Drifting on dirt? [message #52152 is a reply to message #51829] Sun, 09 August 2009 10:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
atcovan is currently offline  atcovan   United States
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Some factors to consider, not in particular order...

1) zoning
2) insurance
3) environmental impact
4) city council/board of supervisors approval
5) do you actually own the property, or just a renter/squatter
6) bothering neighbors, other than cows
7) does your plan interfere with natural water flow
etc. (ask Jesus from AAS about hurdles)


Jim
Re: Drifting on dirt? [message #54251 is a reply to message #49626] Mon, 28 September 2009 22:51 Go to previous message
wed3k is currently offline  wed3k   United States
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water it down and it will be like the circle tracks Grin
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