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#1 Posted : Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:56:28 PM(UTC)
I’ve been learning to drift in FH4 for about 2 months and really need some outside help. I probably have started all wrong as I have only really drifted RWD and only in Sim Steering, Sometimes I can podium in drift adventure but most of the time I am 5th or 6th. My observations are that I go up to each corner and then drift round it. When I watch the masters, they drift up to the corner and then pivot round the corner - almost the opposite of me. So I need some tips on how to get higher scores and how to drift into corners. Is it all down to the car and tune? I have found that almost every car with enough power drifts in a similar way - it doesn’t seem to make much difference to me what tune I have on the car. I’ve tried drift tunes but what seems to work best for me is standard car, high HP, low weight and locked diff. Is it just a matter of practice? Coz I’ve not seen much improvement for the last few weeks. Any help is appreciated. XD
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#2 Posted : Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:58:27 AM(UTC)
Maybe I should add some more details. I'm mainly using my own tunes - which is basically find any car and engine swap to high HP and I would say that I can drift 'basically' around most courses. What I cannot do is drift elegantly or down long straights. If you have come across me in drift adventure - I'm the one swinging from side to side around the whole course - and even in corners. I've tried other peoples tunes and all the FD cars and generally I prefer my own versions. Current favourites are the Escort Cosworth, BMW M3GTS and Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA. I have (just) 3 starred all of the drift zones and I am yet to pass 400k on needle climb (sad face) Is it just practice an patience from here? How long did it take you to become proficient?
Any tips appreciated :)
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#3 Posted : Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:14:38 AM(UTC)
RWD is right. Everything else will probably come with time. I like Edinburgh to train because you have many types of curves there.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:58:49 PM(UTC)
Thanks. Do you mean the Edinburgh drift adventure or just Edinburgh in general? I have my home set to Bamburgh at the moment so my normal routine is a quick spin around the local; circuit - then up to the festival. What class of car would you recommend?
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#5 Posted : Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:59:25 PM(UTC)
Just free roam. Drift adventure is about points but free roam is about drifting.

I like all Formula D cars with their classes but my tunes are usually slower because slow and precise drifting is very cool. FD are too agresive with Horizon high grip.
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#6 Posted : Friday, December 4, 2020 2:47:59 AM(UTC)
Thanks. I'll go out for some roaming. The hill outside the festival is usually ok coz there's not too much traffic. My best cars are small A800 class with street tyres. I'll keep grinding :)
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#7 Posted : Sunday, February 28, 2021 3:06:06 AM(UTC)
I can see your frustration but learning to drift starting on Sim steering is a waste. A lot of people hate it for a controller because the Sim Steering allows unrealistic turning.

With that being said, a lower HP car is better for learning. I have gotten 300K on Needle Point in a D100 car. Also, I do all of my own tuning and testing of each one before I ever share it out. I can talk you through on how to drift pretty easy in a lobby as all I do is drift in the game.

I can talk all day about all of my tunes, but i did make a video on youtube about various cars on Needle Point, using my tuning calculator (currently 15K views in the Tuning Lounge) so here it is.