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Old 03-02-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Cool Can you drift a Bonneville?

I understand all about how an automatic can't "truly" drift and all that.

But we drifted my friend'* Cobalt up in a parking lot, and that has an automatic, so I know it'* possible. But can you do it with a Bonneville SE? I've done it in the snow, but never on dry asphalt.

Is it even possible? I've attempted, but the rear tires don't completely stop and lock when I kick the e-brake in. I'm not sure if my brakes are just worn or what.

I'm not really planning on doing it, I mean a Bonneville isn't really a good car to drift with :P but I was just wondering if it'* possible or if anyone'* had success with it?
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why would you want to and the answer is no.

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i agree in that... a) why would you wanna? b) no

but i have to throw in that an auto can drift if the motor has enough power to push the tires to break loose and if you have a positrac rear diff... but to truly to it you have to have a rwd or awd with ALOT of power... seen ken block do it in a sub wrx sti so i know its possible to drift a awd car... but you dont drift a fwd, you lock the brakes and throw the car sideways and pray you didnt throw it too far or your in a ditch or a wall or just looking like an idiot cuz you did a 180 in a fwd with no power and the e-brake... been there, done it, dont wanna do it again

the bonnie with a good suspension would make a good circuit car in a heavy weight class, and if built right could make a good drag car but drifting unless your in a 70s rwd model... out of the q... unless you have more balls than brains that is

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It can be difficult to, you said you could in a cobalt which is a much shorter wheelbase

I used to have a smaller car that drifted well but its hard to in the bonnie, but it definately isn't good for the car
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Front wheel drive cars can not drift.

I've had the back end come around in snow and I drifted all the way around a cloverleaf exit ramp. It takes a huge amount of skill and a very steady hand and foot to do that though, I do not suggest it.
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leave the drifting for someone else
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If you drifted in a Bonneville...an accident is in your very near future! Don't even try it.

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you wipe out and crack up your car...don't come crying to us with all the problems you've caused by some bone headed ricer want-a-be move

leave the drifting to Tokyo

in the snow its one thing to have a little fun with the car but what you are trying to do with a fairly heavy 4 door American sedan is just plain..........dumb

if you lose control....prepare to through anchor cause your Bonneville is heavy and the suspension is not tuned for such foolishness
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Cough, Cough!!! Bullsit. Well,..... let and old man show you close quarters drifting. In a front wheel drive. I've Done much better in open spaces but didnt have a cam. Caught some air and smoke the backs a little.



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This is drifting, don't work on a front wheel drive.

YouTube - The best drift
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