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                     Last updated:  02/07/02
    
              -- G r a n  T u r i s m o 3 :  A  S p e c --
                     -- D r i f t i n g  F A Q --
    
              Drift FAQ Ver. 1.0 - Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
                 Made By: FoUnDShoGo (Aaron Palacios)
                    Email: FoUnDShoGo@hotmail.com
                          AIM: FoUnDShoGo
    
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    Table of Contents
    
    1. Introduction to drifting
    2. Different kinds of drifts in GT3
    3. Drift Settings
    4. Tips On Drifting
    5. FAQ
    6. Legal Junk
    
    *Thanks Ryuknadeu for all the help
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            Introduction to drifting
    
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    Drifting is a form of cornering that uses controlled slipping of the
    tires to allow a showy, yet sometimes yields faster turn speeds. A
    lot of times, drifting allows entry and exit speeds faster than any grip
    driving will ever give. In grip racing you are going for slow to fast
    through the corner, while executing a drift, you will keep a constant speed
    all through the corner and come out of it much faster.
    
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             Different kinds of drifts In Gran Turismo 3
    
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    Power Over - This performed when entering a corner and using full throttle 
    to
    produce heavy oversteer through the turn.
    
    Braking drift - This is performed by trail braking into a corner, then loss
    of traction is obtained and then balance through steering and gas motions.
    
    Faint Drift - This is done by rocking the car towards the outside of a
    turn and then using the regain of traction to throw the car into the normal
    cornering side. (Like in Initial D when Truneo first race against FD).
    
    Dirt Drop Drift-  This is done by dropping the rear tires off the road into
    the dirt to maintain or gain drift angle without losing power or speed and 
    to
    set up for the next turn.
    
    FF Drift - Front wheel drive drift. The E-brake as well as steering and 
    braking
    techniques must be used to balance the car through a corner.
    
    E-Brake Drift - This technique is pretty straight forward, pull the E-Brake
    to induce rear traction loss and balance drift through steering and throttle 
    play.
    
    Swaying Drift - This is a slow side-to-side faint like drift where the rear 
    end
    sways back and forth down a strait.
    
    Kansei Drift - This is done at race speeds, when entering a high
    speed corner a driver lifts his foot off the gas to initiate a mild
    oversteer and then balances the drift through steering and gas motions.
    
    Jump Drift - In this technique the rear tire on the inside of a turn or apex 
    is
    bounced over a curb to lose traction resulting in oversteer.
    
    Long Slide Drift - This is done by pulling the E-brake through a strait to 
    start
    a high angel drift and to hold this to set up for the turn ahead.
    
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            Drift Settings      * = Great for LONG showy drifts
    
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    For (In Order Of list):
    
        |Car Name|                           	    |Tuner|
    
    Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T Type-M                 (by: master's drift)
    Nismo Skyline GT-R S-Tune                       (by: Eclipseboy)
    Mazda RX-7 RZ (New version)                     (by: master's drift)
    Mazda RX-7 RZ (New version)                     (by: InSaNe RaCeR)
    Mazda RX-7 RZ (New version)                     (by: Eclipseboy)
    Mazda RX-7 RS (New version)                     (by: InSaNe RaCeR)
    Mazda RX-7 FC (Old Version)                     (by: kebl0632)
    Mazda RX-7 FC (Old Version) *                   (by: BryanH)
    Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex                  (by: thirteen20)
    Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex                  (by: master's drift)
    Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex S.S. version     (by: Eclipseboy)
    Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex S.S. version     (by: kebl0632)
    Toyota Supra RZ                                 (by: Eclipseboy)
    Toyota Supra SZ-R                               (by: VoodooPriest)
    Subaru Impreza STi                              (by: Eclipseboy)
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 7                   (by: Char)
    BMW 328ci                                       (by: ChaoticF8)
    Toyota MR2 G-Limited                            (by: InSaNe RaCeR)
    Toyota MR2 G-Limited                            (by: VoodooPriest)
    Nissan Silvia K's 1800cc                        (by: InSaNe RaCeR)
    Nissan Silvia K's 1800cc *                      (by: BryanH)
    Shelby Cobra                                    (by: Mr Badwrench)
    
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    Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T Type-M
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    430 horsepower
    front and back normal tire
    Stage 2 Weight Reduction
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Spring 9.6kgf/mm 8.0kgf/mm
    Height 96mm 96mm
    Damper (shrinkage) Level 6 Level 7
    Damper (extension) Level 8 Level 9
    Camber 0.5 0.0
    Toe -2.0 2.0
    Stabilizer 4 4
    Brake balance 24 24
    LSD 40/54/40
    Gear ratio
    1st 2.706
    2nd 1.845
    3rd 1.357
    4th 1.046
    5th 0.845
    6th 0.715
    Final 4.363
    Auto 29
    ASM Level 0
    TCS Level 1
    
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    Nismo Skyline GT-R S-Tune
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Reduce weight up to stage 2
    Racing super soft tires on front and rear
    Use stage 2 turbo or 1 if 2 is too much power
    Buy all the top of the line parts. (Most Expensive)
    Don't forget to get the oil change for a slight boost of HP
    
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    Settings
    -------------
    
    SPRING RATE:
    front 4.5
    rear 5.0
    RIDE HEIGHT:
    front 80 mm
    rear 85mm
    SHOCK BOUND:
    front level 8
    rear level 8
    SHOCK REBOUND:
    front level 10
    rear level 10
    CAMBER ANGLE:
    front and rear 0.0
    TOE ANGLE:
    front and rear 0.0
    STABILIZERS:
    front and rear level 6
    BRAKE BALANCE:
    front and rear level 15
    LIMITED SLIP INITIAL TORQUE:
    front and rear 60
    LIMITED SLIP ACCEL.
    front and rear 60
    LIMITED SLIP DECEL.
    front and rear 37
    GEAR RATIOS:
    4027
    2811
    1995
    1504
    1189
    0959
    final 3571
    auto setting level 30
    ASM:
    level 0
    TCS:
    level 0
    VCD CONTROLLER
    45%
    
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    Mazda RX-7 RZ
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Fully mod with all the best items.
    Tire: Racing Super Soft (Can't drift that well but still can drift)
    Racing Super-Slick (This tire can really drift!)
    
    -------------
    Settings
    -------------
    
    (Front) (Rear)
    Spring Rate: 8.6kgl/mm ------ 6.5kgl/mm
    Ride Height: 100mm ---------- 102mm
    Shock Absorber: --------------- (Nil)
    Shock Bound: Level 5 --------- Level 5
    Shock Rebound: Level 5 ----- Level 5
    Camber Angle: 0.8 ------------- 1.2
    Toe Angle: 0.0 ------------------0.0
    Stabilizers: Level 5 ------------Level 6
    Brake Balance: 12 ------------- 12
    Limited-slip Initial Torque: 12
    Limited-slip Accel: 36
    Limited-slip Decel: 18
    Gear Ratio:
    1st: 2.885
    2nd: 1.955
    3rd: 1.433
    4th: 1.101
    5th: 0.887
    6th: 0.749
    Final: 4.320
    Auto Setting: Level 30
    
    ASM: 0
    TSC: 0
    
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    Mazda RX-7 RZ
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Buy all the top of the line parts
    Install stage 2 turbo
    Super soft racing tires
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    spring rate:
    f 11.6 r 9.6
    ride height:
    f 97 r 105
    shock bound:
    f lvl.7 r lvl.7
    Shock rebound:
    f lvl.9 r lvl.9
    camber angle:
    front and rear 0
    toe angle:
    front and rear 0
    stabilizers:
    f lvl.3 r lvl.5
    brake balance:
    f lvl.12 r lvl.12
    ltd. slip torque:
    28
    ltd. slip accel.:
    46
    ltd. slip decel.:
    26
    GEAR RATIO
    3055
    2096
    1452
    1076
    0838
    0687
    Final: 4300
    Auto Setting: lvl.35
    ACS: lvl. 0
    TCS: lvl. 0
    
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    Mazda RX-7 RZ
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Fully Customizable Suspension
    Sports Brakes
    Brake Balance Contoller
    Racing Muffler
    Sports Rom
    Port Polish
    Full Engine Balancing
    Full-Racing Transmission
    Triple Plate Clutch
    Racing Flywheel
    Full Customizable LSD
    Carbon Driveshaft
    Racing Soft Tires (Put in Rear)
    Sports Tires (Put in Front)
    Stage 2 Weight Reduction
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Spring Rate: 15.6---13.6
    Ride Height: 97---105
    Damper Bound: 6---4
    Damper Reboud: 6---4
    Camper: 0---0
    Toe: 0---0
    Stabilizer: 3---5
    Brakes: 14---20
    LSD Initial: 28
    LSD Accel: 46
    LSD Deccel: 26
    1st: 3420
    2nd: 2.434
    3rd: 1.837
    4th: 1.448
    5th: 1.192
    6th: 1.026
    Final: 4.300
    Auto Level: 22
    ASM: 0
    TCS:0
    
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    Mazda RX-7 RS
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Fully customizable suspension
    sports brakes
    brake balance controller
    sports rom
    port polish
    full-engine balancing
    racing intercooler
    full-racing transmission
    triple plate clutch
    racing flywheel
    full customize LSD
    carbon driveshaft
    racing medium tires
    stage 2 weight reduction
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Spring Rate--9.0--6.0
    Ride Height--100--106
    Damper Bound--5--5
    Damper Rebound---5--5
    Camber angle--0.8--1.5
    Toe angle--0.0--0.0
    Stabiliser--5--6
    Brake Balance--12--24
    LSD initial--0--12
    LSD acc--0--33
    LSD dec--0--18
    Gear 1st--2.885
    2nd--1.955
    3rd--1.433
    4th--1.101
    5th--0.887
    6th--0.749
    Final--4.320
    Level--30
    ASM--0
    TCS--0
    Tires Racing medium on front, normal on rear.
    
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    Mazda RX-7 FC
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    top spec everything
    399hp
    hard tires
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    spring 12.5f 6.6r
    height 99 99
    damper bound 8 8
    damper rebound 8 8
    camber 2.7 1.7
    toe 0 0
    stb 4 4
    brake 10 9
    lsdi 10
    lsda 60
    lsdd 18
    1st 2.795
    2nd 1.955
    3rd 1.521
    4th 1.253
    5th 1.027
    6th 0.825
    final 4.040
    asm 0
    tcs 0
    
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    Mazda RX-7 FC
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Stage 2 weight reduction
    300hp
    Give it all the other goodies related to brakes, suspension, drivetrain.
    SIM tires!
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Suspension:
    SR - 6.0 / 7.9
    RH - 102 / 102
    bound - 5 / 7
    rebnd - 6 / 7
    camber - 3.0 / 0.5
    toe - -.5 / +1.5
    stab - 3 / 3
    Brakes: 4 / 24
    LSD:
    Initial - 50
    Accel - 50
    Decel - 18
    Gears:
    Auto - 24
    1 - 3.000
    2 - 2.160
    3 - 1.700
    4 - 1.370
    5 - 1.150
    6 - 0.965
    Final - 3.980
    ASM and TCS set to Zero
    
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    Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    SUSPENSION
    * Fully Customizable Shocks
    TIRES
    * Hard Slicks (front)
    * Simulation Tires (rear)
    BRAKES
    * Race Brake Upgrade <--(optional)
    DRIVETRAIN
    * Fully Customizable Gear Set
    * Twin Plate Clutch
    * Sports Flywheel
    * 2-way LSD
    ENGINE
    * N/A Tune Stage 1
    * Port & Polish
    * Engine Balance
    MUFFLER
    * Sport Muffler
    OTHER
    * Weight Reduction Stage 2
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    SRATE - 8.0 / 6.4 (copied from KG/MM straight rate racing springs)
    RHEIGHT - 100 / 120
    D BOUND - 5 / 7
    D REBOUND - 5 / 7
    CAMBER - 3.5 / 0.0
    TOE IN - 0.0 / 0.0
    STAB - 2 / 4
    GEARING (copied from TRD's short gear kit)
    1 - 2.341
    2 - 1.607
    3 - 1.197
    4 - 1.000
    5 - 0.833
    F - 4.700
    AUTO - 7 (set this first)
    
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    Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    192 horsepower
    front and back normal tire
    Weight Reduction Stage 2
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Front The rear Gear ratio
    Spring 9.9kgf/mm 9.9kgf/mm
    Height 101mm 101mm
    Damper (shrinkage) Level 7 Level 7
    Damper (extension) Level 7 Level 7
    Camber 2.5 1.5
    Toe 0.0 0.0
    Stabilizer 5 2
    Brake balance 9 9
    LSD 10/40/20
    1st 3.140
    2nd 2.248
    3rd 1.703
    4th 1.346
    5th 1.112
    6th 0.959
    Auto 21
    TCS & ASM level 0
    final 4.300
    
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    Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex S.S. version
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Buy all top of the line parts.
    Install stage 3 turbo
    Super soft racing tires
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Sprint Rates:
    f 7.5 r 8.0
    Ride Height:
    f 95mm r 100mm
    Shock Bound:
    front and rear level 7
    Shock Rebound:
    front and rear level 9
    Camber Angle:
    front and rear 0
    Toe Angle:
    front and rear 0
    Stabilizers:
    front and rear level 5
    Brake Balance:
    f 10 r 13
    Limited Initial Torque:
    22
    Limited Slip Accel:
    53
    Limited slip Decel:
    25
    Gear Ratios:
    3953
    2808
    2039
    1564
    1218
    0958
    FINAL: 4470
    Auto Setting: Level 25
    Downforce:
    f 0.24 r 0.36
    ASM:
    level 1
    TCS:
    level 0
    
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    Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex S.S. version
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Full na tuned to 277hp
    Weight Reduction stage 2
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    springs: 11(f) 8.4(r)
    damper: all 7s
    no toe
    camber: 2.5(f) 1.5(r)
    height: 95(f) 95(r)
    stabiliser: 5(f) 5(r)
    brake: 10(f) 10(r)
    lsd initial: 8
    lsd accel.: 53
    lsd decel.: 12
    1st 3.3
    2nd 2.32
    3rd 1.912
    4th 1.570
    5th 1.277
    6th 1.020
    final 4.470
    downforce 0.24 0.36
    asm 0
    tcs 0
    
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    Toyota Supra RZ
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Buy all the top of the line parts
    Stage 2 turbo
    Super soft racing tires
    *NOTE*(If you want it to drift more, just slip on
    some soft racing tires on the rear).
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    spring rate:
    f 12.7 r 5.5
    ride height:
    f 95 r 95
    shock bound:
    f lvl.7 r lvl.7
    Shock rebound:
    f lvl.9 r lvl.9
    camber angle:
    front and rear 0
    toe angle:
    front and rear 0
    stabilizers:
    f lvl.5 r lvl.5
    brake balance:
    f lvl.14 r lvl.14
    ltd. slip torque:
    15
    ltd. slip accel.:
    45
    ltd. slip decel.:
    15
    GEAR RATIO
    3565
    2454
    1709
    1271
    0993
    0816
    Final: 3266
    Auto Setting: lvl.34
    ACS: lvl. 2
    TCS: lvl.4
    
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    Toyota Supra SZ-R
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Mods all upgrades plus full N/A tune and sim tires
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Suspension
    SR 8.0/12.0
    RH 90/95
    SB 6/7
    SR 6/7
    CA 3.0/2.0
    TA -1.5/1.5
    S 3/3
    Breaks
    BB 2/24
    Tranny
    LIT 0/47
    LA 0/47
    LD 0/27
    GR level 30
    1rst 2.730
    2nd 1.888
    3rd 1.402
    4th 1.091
    5th 0.895
    6th 0.790
    Final 3.769
    ASM 1
    TC 1
    
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    Subaru Impreza STi
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Buy all the top of the line parts
    Racing super soft tires on both front and rear
    Slap on a stage 4 turbo
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    sprint rate: front 3.5 rear 4.0
    ride height: front 115 rear 120
    shock bound: front 7 rear 7
    shock rebound: front 9 rear 9
    camber angle: front 0.0 rear 0.0
    toe angle: front 0.0 rear 0.0
    stabilizers: front 4 rear 4
    brake controller: front 14 rear 14
    limited slip torque: front 60 rear 60
    limited slip accel: front 60 rear 60
    limited slip decel: front 30 rear 30
    gear ratios:
    3065
    2162
    1555
    1185
    0895
    0700
    final 4404
    auto setting: level 27
    asm 0
    tcs 0
    vcd 45%
    
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    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 7
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    All tune
    No turbo stages
    Supersoft Tires
    VCD
    AYC
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    spring - 8/14
    ride - 100/100
    shock bound - 4/4
    shock rebound - 6/6
    camber + toe - 0/0
    Stabilizers 2/5
    Brakes - 11/11
    LSD initial - 11/0
    LSD accel - 50/0
    LSD decel - 15
    downfore .19/.25
    AYC - 85
    ACW/TCS - 0
    VCD - 25
    
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    BMW 328ci
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Buy top of the line stuff
    Level 3 turbo
    Super soft tires
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Spring: 6.3/6.8
    height:119/124
    bound:7/9
    rebound:7/9
    camber: 0/0
    toe: 0/0
    stabilizer: 4/4
    brakes: 24/24
    LSD torque: 0/10
    LSD accel: 0/40
    LSD decel: 0/20
    gears:
    4.160
    2.944
    2.129
    1.627
    1.302
    1.090
    final:
    2.800
    auto: 26
    ASM: 0
    TCS: 0
    
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    Toyota MR2 G-Limited
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Fully Customizable Suspension
    Sports Brakes
    Brake Balance Controller
    Racing Muffler
    Sports ROM
    Stage 2 NA Tune
    Port Polish
    Full-Engine Balancing
    Full-Racing Transmission
    Triple Clutch
    Racing Flywheel
    Full-Customizable LSD
    Sports Tires
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Spring Rate: F--8.9 R--9.3
    Ride Height: F--92 R--100
    Damper Bound: F--6 R--7
    Damper Rebound: F--6 R--7
    Camber: F--1 R--0
    Toe: F--0 R--0
    Stabiliser: F--3 R--3
    Brake Balance: F--12 R--18
    LSD Initial: F--0 R--43
    LSD Acc: F--0 R--44
    LSD Dec: F--0 R--28
    1st: 3.119
    2nd: 2.180
    3rd: 1.627
    4th: 1.270
    5th: 1.037
    6th: 0.886
    Final: 4.176
    Auto: 25
    ASM: 0
    TCS: 0
    Front Tires: Sport Tires
    Rear Tires: Normal Tires
    
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    Toyota MR2 G-Limited
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    MODS all upgrades plus full N/A tune and sim tries
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Suspension
    SR 6.0/8.0
    RH 87/90
    SB 6/7
    SR 6/7
    CA 3.0/2.0
    TA -1.5/1.5
    S 3/3
    Breaks
    BB 2/24
    Tranny
    LIT 0/47
    LA 0/47
    LD 0/27
    GR level 30
    1rst 2.695
    2nd 1.864
    3rd 1.384
    4th 1.078
    5th 0.910
    6th 0.775
    final 4.176
    Other
    ASM 1
    TC 1
    
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    Nissan S13 1800cc
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Fully customizable Suspension
    Sports Brakes
    Brake Balance Controller
    Racing Muffler
    Sports ROM
    Port Polish
    Full-Engine Balancing
    Stage 1 Turbo
    Racing Intercooler
    Full-Racing Transmission
    Triple Clutch
    Racing Flywheel
    Full Customize LSD
    Carbon Driveshaft
    Racing Soft Tires
    Sports Tires
    Stage 2 weight Reduction
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    Spring Rate: F--6.5 R--8.0
    Ride Height: F--98 R--99
    Damper Bound: F--6 R--7
    Damper Rebound: F--6 R--7
    Camber: F--3 R--2
    Toe: F--0 R--0
    Stabiliser: F--3 R--3
    Brake Balance: F--6 R--19
    LSD Initial: F--0 R--50
    LSD Acc: F--0 R--50
    LSD Dec: F--0 R--26
    1st: 2.729
    2nd: 1.884
    3rd: 1.396
    4th: 1.083
    5th: 0.879
    6th: 0.747
    Final: 4.363
    Auto: 27
    ASM: 0
    TCS: 0
    Front Tires: Racing Soft Tires
    Rear Tires: Sport Tires
    
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    Nissan Silvia K's 1800cc
    -------------
    Parts to Buy:
    -------------
    
    Full Racing Suspension
    Sports Brakes & Balance Controller
    Stage 1 Turbo
    Racing Intercooler
    Racing Muffler
    Sports Chip
    Full Racing Transmission
    Triple Clutch
    Racing Flywheel
    LSD Full Customize
    Weight Reduction Stage 3
    Simulation Tires [this is important! With other tires, the car]
    won't have enough power to sustain a long drift]
    
    -------------
    Settings:
    -------------
    
    SR - 6.5 / 8.0
    RH - 98 / 99
    Bound - 6 / 7
    Rebound - 6 / 7
    Camber - 3.0 / 2.0
    Toe - -1.0 / +1.5
    Stabs - 3 / 3
    Brakes - 2 / 24
    LSD initial - 50
    LSD accel - 50
    LSD decel - 26
    Gears: auto level 27
    1 - 2.415
    2 - 1.710
    3 - 1.322
    4 - 1.080
    5 - 0.910
    6 - 0.775
    Final - 4.36
    ASM and TCS set to zero.
    
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    Shelby Cobra
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    Parts to Buy:
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    buy all the good stuff
    
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    Settings:
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    Spring Rate 13front 3rear
    Ride Height 90f 125r (it still looks like its sagging)
    Shock bound & rebound 7f&r
    camber angle .1f .1r
    toe .5 front 0.0 rear( the car won't turn without it)
    Stabilizers 7f 2r
    Brake balance 10front 24 rear
    limited-slip Initial Torque 55 rear
    limited-slip Accel 60 rear
    limited-slip decel 60 rear
    gear ratio
    1st 2.592
    2nd 1.764
    3rd 1.296
    4th 1.000 (very important)
    5th .868 ( if you want to go faster change 5th and 6th )
    6th .764 ( Im purposely limiting speed to around 160 thats
    about all real cobras could do)
    ASM level 2
    
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    * There is no "one" way to drift but I'll try to explain the basics here.
    First, brake to slow down if you are going way too fast for the turn, like
    in the long stretch at trial mountain. Then, turn in and brake at the same
    time. turn in as hard as you can. then after that, let go of the brake and
    continue to turn in. when you feel the rear's traction has broken, let go of
    the wheel, then countersteer a little bit. it takes a bit of control with 
    the
    dualshock but its easier with the wheel. then if you feel like spinning or
    straightening, countersteer all the way and tap the gas twice. pulling the
    e-brake is only for 4wd cars, and i dont recommend it for FR... oh FF uses
    it alot too but FF is the hardest to drift with.
    
                 By: RyuknAdeu
    
    * High LSD = Easier Control in the drift. Somtimes middle LSD, high LSA
    and LSI work well for long showy drifts.
    
    * Do the 60R Wet track in IB license alot to help practice drifting. It 
    Gives
    you a feel for tapping the gas instead of just full out pressing it. Also 
    gets
    you used to your car slipping around while your countersteering.
    
    * As for light weight conversion, Stage2 is enough. Stage 3 will be too 
    much.
    This is because with the GT3 car weight concept has become stricter.
    When it is upgraded to Stage3, inertia is working too much, then
    it seems that grip recovers in the drift and your drift goes out the door.
    
    * I use the Logitech GT Force wheel in GT3, and I'm happy with it. It's 
    precise,
    the pedals are great, and it gives me a feel for what the car is up to. Its 
    lock
    to lock range is only about 180 degrees, but I like it this way. Never have 
    to
    take my hands off the wheel.
    
                    By: BryanH
    
    * Drifting scrubs off speed, so you want to enter a corner a bit faster
    than you would when grip racing. I usually try to get sideways before
    the turn and drift through it, ending up more or less straight when
    the turn is over with. I wouldn't use the handbrake to start off with
    either. It's kindof a crutch, I think. It's useful to me for extending
    a drift before a turn, but not for actually initiating the drift.
    
    		By: BryanH
    
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    Q: Okay, I finished watching Initial D, now how can I learn to drift like
    those guys?
    
    A: Before you even dream of drifting, select a car (FR drivetran cars (ie. 
    Trueno)
    are the best to drift with in my opinion, while 4WD's (ie. Skyline) are also 
    a
    great choice).
    
    Q: Alright I have the car I want, but I can't get it to turn for the life of 
    me, How
    can I get my car to turn?
    
    A: You need to tune your car to drift. I have many settings on this FAQ that 
    you
    could use, but the best way is to try different settings and see what you 
    like.
    Having a high LSD will do great, or you can go for long showy drift by 
    having a
    middle LSD, High LSI and LSA. Oh and make sure to turn ASM and TRC to 0.
    
    Q: LSD? What's that do?
    
    A: LSD is limited slip deceleration. If you have these all the way up, your 
    rear wheels
    lock up during a turn cauing your butt to slide our while your front wheels 
    are working
    together to get your car in motion. This will help you control a drift when 
    you first start.
    
    Q: How do I get the car to Initiate a drift?
    
    A: First, brake to slow down if you are going way too fast for the turn, 
    like in the long
    stretch at trial mountain. Then, turn in and brake at the same time. turn in 
    as hard as
    you can. then after that, let go of the brake and continue to turn in. when 
    you feel
    the rear's traction has broken, let go of the wheel, then countersteer a 
    little bit.
    
    Q: When I try to initiate a drift, my car burns out up the ying yang. How 
    can I prevent
    this?
    
    A: To prevent burn outs, make sure you counter streer pretty earlier and 
    don't push your
    gas button all the way down, tap on it all through the drift. Try doing the 
    60R Wet track
    in IB license, it help you learn to tap the gas instead of full out pressing 
    it.
    
    Q: Everytime I turn in the corner and try to drift with the pedal brake my 
    car just
    slow down but doesnt slide at all. When I use the e-brake I slide alot, I 
    think this
    is drifting because I can slide through  that corner (after the long 
    straight way in
    Trial Mountain) with my car facing the left side then I countersteer to get 
    it straight
    again. My speed after the slide is about 50mph. Am I drifting?
    
    A: Nope, just pressing the e-break during a turn is not a drift, it is a 
    powerslide.
    As mentioned earlier, a drift is a controlled slide through a corner. Use 
    the break only to slow down and make
    sure your going fast enough to initiate a drift. Your speed after the drift 
    should be as
    fast if not faster as when you entered the turn.
    
    Q: When I drift, my speed drops and I become alot slower. I thought drifting 
    is faster than
    grip racing?
    
    A: Not all corners in the track are made to drift. To become a great racer, 
    you ahve to know
    when to drift through a corner and when to grip through it. Sometimes a 
    drift can look fant-
    astic, but it is not the best race line through a track. Overall though, 
    when you learn to
    handle a drift, you become faster.
    
    Q: Which tires do I use? Which are the best?
    
    A: It really depends on what your going to use them for. For long showy 
    drifts, simulation
    tries are a must because they are the only tires that can last the long 
    drifts without
    gripping back to the track. For racing speed drifts, a high traction tire 
    suits well in
    front while a lower traction tire in the rear suits well because the rear 
    will lose traction
    and your butt will fling out.
    
    Q: Grip Racing Vs Drift Racing, What's faster?
    
    A: I have to say Drift racing, this is because during grip racing your are 
    accelerating
    through the turn while drifting, you are staying at a constant speed through 
    the turn and
    accelerating to even higher speeds when you exit the the turn. This is only 
    if your a crazy
    pro and able to keep your drifting line though, but normally I would say 
    grip driving because
    you get more control on the turn and it's easier to keep the best line with 
    grip rather
    than drifting.
    
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