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Old 07-05-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
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300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

I never see anyone drifting Z32's. What is the downfall on making those into drift cars? I know they are heavy and all, and the engine isn't much of a high revver, but what if you were to put in a 2JZ, or an SR, or an RB? Im just curious because I love Z32's, but I never see them drifting. Why not?
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Old 07-05-2005, 01:22 AM   #2
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Well to my understanding the ability to rev to X rpm is not as important as the ability to keep the tires spinning, which the VG can most certainly do. Probably because S13s and AE86s are alot cheaper to repair.
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Old 07-05-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

Probably because the body isnt stiff enough (with the targa top and all). Or is it a t-top..well no matter, it prolly makes the body a lot less stiff.
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

becuase nobody has tried it alot? i would but i can barely afford to buy a 240 let alone a zed
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

People drift Skylines in Japan and they are more expensive then Zeds, Z32s aren't even drifted in Japan.
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Re: Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

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Probably because the body isnt stiff enough (with the targa top and all). Or is it a t-top..well no matter, it prolly makes the body a lot less stiff.
I don't about that. My Z is much stiffer than my 240 even with the strut braces on it. I had a ghetto home made brace for the front sub-frame on the 240 too, that helped alot but the welds started breaking after a year so I just took it off. Probably should have used better tubing.
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

hmmmmm, wheelbase reasons? im just taking a guess but i have heard that is why the G35 is drifted more than the 350z becuase of the larger wheelbase
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The only important downfall is that it is not as popular as the 240sx or corolla, which are mostly seen. In drifting a downfall of one fr car is not as important as another. Remember drifting is not a race or an event for only one type of car.I have seen a truck at chicago drift events, civics and integras, dsm, and z's from all generations. So I don't think there is any downfall with the z32, except for the driver.
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

I had a Z32 and it was fun to drift. I would say the repair costs is what keeps them out of it most
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

Well a guy I know has a Z32 TT with 70,000 on it and he was willing to sell it to me for $7500 which is mega cheap. I was just wondering because I would love to build a 300ZX drift car that no one uses. Kinda like the RS*R S2000. Id probably mount an SR or something in it. Who knows. There has to me a different downfall than popularity though. It doesnt seem like people would just not drift them because they are less popular. I mena, those are bad ass cars. So why not drift them?
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

Anyone who says they aren't drifted for money reasons is wrong. You think drift teams give a shit about repair costs? People drift FDs all the time and they are in the same price range as Z32s. People drift everything in Japan, but I've never seen a drift Z32, it's not a question of money, there's just something about how the car is built that doesn't make it any good, maybe its to wide and not long enough or maybe the steering angle is garbage, who knows.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:29 AM   #12
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

That what I want to know. I don't get it. I mean, if they can modify an S2000 to have the right suspension and setup for drifting, then why not the 300ZX? Damn, I wanna find out.
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

not many people have tried it... that's all. Additionally, Z32's are power monsters with their VG's... nobody wants a heavy drift car. (well except for american drifters with their vipers and GTOs... wtf...) anyway, i'm sure it's not a hidden legend waiting to be unleashed or anything..

here's a nissan commercial that aired when the first Z32's came out...

http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/s/...8/misc/Z1.mpeg

i'd use the Z for wangan racing in japan... =] muahaha...
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Re: 300ZX Drifting Downfalls?

Well it probably wouldn't be nearly as heavy if you were to out in an SR or something. I think it would kick ass. I mean, aren't 350Z's around that weight also?
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ya it's weird, i doubt money issues rwd integra?????,

maybe it's popularity of the other cars and car companies giving up new cars to the teams as semi advertising
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