How to Drift: Angle explained

How to Drift: Angle explained

Hey drift fans, it’s been a long long time since I updates my blog here at Drift In Japan. But I found some cool illustrations showing drift angles of different types of cars.

Let’s have a look shall we…

FR – Rear wheel drive drifting angle

You’ll notice with the angle for FR drifting, it starts early and ends later – meaning you’re drifting for a longer period of time. If you are thinking you’re going to straighten up and need more angle, you can just give your car more gas and you can swing the back out. That’s why FR drifting is the most popular because it’s the easiest and lasts longest.

FF – Front wheel drive drifting angle

With FF cars, the front wheels are doing the driving. The drifting is initialted with the hand brake (e-brake) and starts early but finishes early too. You need to be straightened up and heading straight in the direction you want to go. You can’t power the car to get more angle like an FR car.

AWD – All wheel drive drifting angle

AWD drifting line is similar to the FF line as the main pulling wheels are the front ones. The angle starts a lot later and finishes early. I’ve never actually drifted an AWD car, even though I drive a WRX on the street, but from what I hear, they’re the most difficult of all types of cars to drift.

NOTE: Tale a look at the line of drift. This line can be applied to all types of corners. You go wide at first and when you hit the apex, you need to be heading in the direction you want to go.

Drift hard, live safe!

Stu from

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