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: Is it possible to drift an AWD Car?

04-21-2008, 02:53 PM
I have a 328xi 08'. And I was just wondering if it was possible to drift it?

Do you have any tips for me or a process. A video would be nice... thank you.
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04-21-2008, 05:07 PM
I think you need a couple hundred more HP than you have to make that happen in AWD car thats relatively heavy

04-21-2008, 05:14 PM
Sometimes. The new Nissan GT-R can, but thats because it has 500+ hp and has variable yaw control (can make more power to rear), so it can get the back end loose.

04-21-2008, 05:40 PM
Just get a WRC car :p

Fast Bob
04-21-2008, 06:05 PM

In the pouring rain....

04-21-2008, 09:34 PM
Yes. EVOs and STIs will do it. Though not at sane speeds on the street in the dry.

I'm sure your X will too. Just need to figure out how to upset the chassis at the right time then hold the drift/slide: clutch kick, hand brake....

04-21-2008, 10:57 PM
Whole point of the XIs is to have an insane amount of grip. Why drift it?

04-21-2008, 11:44 PM
i can get my x3 sideways in the rain with NO DTC or DSC...

but it's not easy, smooth, or impressive...

now i bet i could slide the hell out of a 335Xi