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So last night I was in my shed tidying up and looking and my broken drift car.

 

The cost to get it back on track would cost just under 2k

 

But once on the track ill need to fork out trailer hire entry petrol etc etc, everyone knows the costs.

 

I'm saving for a house and building up my dream 4x4 so find little money or motivation to build it.

 

Has anyone else made the choice to give in drifting? I mean I wouldn't get f**k all for my car so it's not worth selling . I've done enough drift days to say I'm a confident driver and really just wanted to try enter one main event.

 

But after the weekend I went camping with some quads and motorbikes and if anyone has driven a 450 quad you'll know you can get the exact same expirebce of drifting at 1/5 the price.

 

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Haven't even finished my car and I'm keener than ever to throw in the towel. Bigger and better things in life I guess...well a surgery bill for me anyways.

 

Wish I knew the expenses motorsports/automotives took as a kid. Such an unhealthy addiction to the pockets.

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Yeah exactly that aswell. I think Motorsport offers so much disappointment and I got very lucky. Did over 11-12 events without a single misshapen.

 

Then it went down hill and I did 3 events. 3 radiators and a blown engine.

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you still have a better record/more days than me :/

 

i know 2 that have given up in australia, and only take trips to japan to drive. kinda makes sense in a way. considering once you have the car there, the amount you spend to do 3-4 drift days here would get you a week there with easily 3-4 times more track time.

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I gave it away back in '08, for the second time.

 

Do I miss it? Yes, but only the actual driving. I don't miss all the other bullshit that goes with it, such as clubs/promoters who lose your entry fees, egos from other drivers and teams, other drivers and teams helping themselves to my tyres tools and spares, pulling all-nighters to get the car ready, then having it f**k out on the day, constantly borrowing trailers and tow cars, mates getting way too involved (one mate was going around fishing for sponsorship, bad-mouthing other drivers, and telling everyone about how we'd set up a performance workshop, acting like he owned/part-owned the car, and just generally talking shit), and so on. I cracked the shits and sold the car. Luckily, I didn't lose too much money. Just happy to move on with life.

 

As for the Japan thing, if I had the money and the freedom, I'd do it in a hearbeat. Drifting in NSW at least, is so inaccessable. You either pay nearly $300 for a few hours every now and then, or wait 6 months and maybe get a full day at Wakefield park. It's easy to see how people can go to Japan and do a year's worth of drifting in two weeks for similar money.

 

So yeah, don't feel obliged to keep doing it if your heart's not in it.

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I never really had the whole ego and wanker challenge at any track say. I made shit loads if good mates and had a fkn blast

 

But I've been lucky with my car it couldn't have cost me anymore then 6-7k. And that's real figera including buying the car. I've spent easily more in track days

Easily done 20 track days I recon including 2 Winton double days.

 

Now it's getting tired and lots needs to be replaced.

 

But the annoy part is I could never part with it. So it's gonna sit in my shed forever . Fml

 

 

Just wondered how others have delt with it. Just man up and sell it all ?

 

 

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And f**k the all nighters. Will never miss then

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I sold up a while back (as you know)

 

Stupid idea. Once the bugs there it there. Maybe stash it In the shed and buy a quad and smash around on that for a while. You'll never make coin back on the car.

 

I have my dirt bike for when the cars In bits. Best idea ever haha

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i have a 350 2-stroke banshee quad, not even close to the same as drifting. both good, but different.

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i have a 350 2-stroke banshee quad, not even close to the same as drifting. both good, but different.

Guess it depends. This was a 4 stroke 450 Polaris. The track we have is tight bush land full of s's

It's the same concept. Keeping the back loose and controlling the front to throw the rear in hard whole leaning. I found the concept quite the same

 

I sold up a while back (as you know)

 

Stupid idea. Once the bugs there it there. Maybe stash it In the shed and buy a quad and smash around on that for a while. You'll never make coin back on the car.

 

I have my dirt bike for when the cars In bits. Best idea ever haha

Ill never sell. To much love for the I could never part. Just wondered how people handle it.

 

Sucks. Motivation is long gone

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Jump in a mates car for a couple laps. That always gets me keen haha

 

I can't wait for the FC to be done. So many event to do late this year

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is a normal cycle when the car is broken you crack the sh*ts when the car works its all go go go

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is a normal cycle when the car is broken you crack the sh*ts when the car works its all go go go

 

pretty much ^^^ that

 

just get another stocko 25 slap it in, pull the front straight and go do some events.

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Coils are f**ked

 

An I have 0$ for an event

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is a normal cycle when the car is broken you crack the sh*ts when the car works its all go go go

 

Sooo this. Even worse when it's your daily street car and you buy a temporary replacement. All motivation goes out the window and you start modding the daily.

 

Coils are f**ked

 

An I have 0$ for an event

 

Carparks are free :ph34r:

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is a normal cycle when the car is broken you crack the sh*ts when the car works its all go go go

 

Sooo this. Even worse when it's your daily street car and you buy a temporary replacement. All motivation goes out the window and you start modding the daily.

 

Well there goes my idea of doing that, I just want some time to fix all the small things with it =[

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Haha, it's all good. I find motivation returns when reregistration comes up, or in my case, deregistration is impending :(

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is a normal cycle when the car is broken you crack the sh*ts when the car works its all go go go

 

Sooo this. Even worse when it's your daily street car and you buy a temporary replacement. All motivation goes out the window and you start modding the daily.

 

HAHAHAHAHA.

Yep, my s13 has been neglected and my corolla now gets the love.

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I'm giving it up for the third time. Doesn't mean forever but I've got other things to worry about at the moment and if I can sell it, the extra money isn't needed but would help.

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I have a streeter never drifted on a track and dont plan on it, i guess it all depends on priorities in life, seems to me just going on NS alone that it sends you poor and keeps you that way. maybe thats just cars in general, but drifting probably helps destroy more parts.

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just have a break for a while. no harm in that, keep the car and all its parts. the motivation may return or it might not.

 

at the end of the day we do something because we're passionate about it. if the passion isnt there then no point in flogging a dead horse

 

btw drifting a quad on mud is in no way comparable to drifting a car on tarmac at much higher speeds lol

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Seemed pretty keen to get back out there at Spence's track day dude.

A house is probably a slightly more sensible option though.

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just have a break for a while. no harm in that, keep the car and all its parts. the motivation may return or it might not.

 

at the end of the day we do something because we're passionate about it. if the passion isnt there then no point in flogging a dead horse

 

btw drifting a quad on mud is in no way comparable to drifting a car on tarmac at much higher speeds lol

How is it not comparable ? Because speed defines drifting and not drifting. I'm

Not saying its "exactly" the same. I'm saying it have me the same drift rush. In a different way

 

Seemed pretty keen to get back out there at Spence's track day dude.

A house is probably a slightly more sensible option though.

I was keen. But I can sell any of my car parts and have no extra money to just buy an rb

 

Gonna take a break and see what happens.

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just have a break for a while. no harm in that, keep the car and all its parts. the motivation may return or it might not.

 

at the end of the day we do something because we're passionate about it. if the passion isnt there then no point in flogging a dead horse

 

 

 

This.

 

I never did a track day, wasnt really interested.

Liked the street, no pressure fun.

Too much to lose now, and the fun isnt there anymore.

Cars parked away, dont need the cash, plus its probably worth nothing now anyway haha.

 

Have dirtbikes and a 4x4, offroad is fun, can hoon more!

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I sold my MX race bike when i hurt myself and started building my drift car, now i am healthy but have managed to spend all my money this year on cars yet i've only done two track days in it. I still love drifting and I am just as happy working on the car so I think i am going to get a cheap yz125 mx bike again to entertain me while in between driving the car. I have property to ride in my backyard to ride so its super cheap, however take is only like 40 bucks anyway and maintenance is cheap on a 2 stroke.

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just have a break for a while. no harm in that, keep the car and all its parts. the motivation may return or it might not.

 

at the end of the day we do something because we're passionate about it. if the passion isnt there then no point in flogging a dead horse

 

btw drifting a quad on mud is in no way comparable to drifting a car on tarmac at much higher speeds lol

How is it not comparable ? Because speed defines drifting and not drifting. I'm

Not saying its "exactly" the same. I'm saying it have me the same drift rush. In a different way

 

Seemed pretty keen to get back out there at Spence's track day dude.

A house is probably a slightly more sensible option though.

I was keen. But I can sell any of my car parts and have no extra money to just buy an rb

 

Gonna take a break and see what happens.

there are a lot of ways you can get a rush, very few you can get such a level of rush with relatively little actual risk to your body. I've done most action sports before hand, and whilst some give you fear and thrills which you can't get close to within drift, along with that comes a real f**king level of risk.

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my dad used to have a 450 quad. fun but not drifting fun.

 

when i crashed my car i came so close to part out or give up or whatever, but it was totally worth sticking it out. i wouldnt want to do anything else with my money.! its only grim when your broken and broke.

 

f**king working on cars though.

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If you are really passionate about drifting then you'll find a way to get back out there even if it does take you awhile, sucks when you break something major like a engine, lucky for me the only time I've done any decent damage I got another engine (ca18) for free to replace it.

 

I haven't been to the track since March last year due to my car getting defected, saved up and bought a cheap R32 that isn't a defect magnet, can't wait to get even if it does take me another year, till then I'll just play some live for speed :D

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Doesnt cost anything to store a car. im pissed off with mine having no motor. but at the end of the day i enjoy everything about drifting, the family its created and the general loose times that happen at the track.

 

Both 4x4 and drifting are expensive hobbies tho. im in the process of not spending any serious money till after japan. but thats not stoping me from spending a little each pay towards fixing my engine. So in your terms. buy a engine stand and sit down and slowly rebuild your motor.

 

Tbh once you've rebuilt your motor, gotten new coils theres not much else that needs to be done to the car. then you could sell it for a decent amount if needed or do a few track days.

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