Does drifting affect your tires? and if so, how?

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    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Drifting involves a lot of wheel spin which rips heaps of rubber off your tyres.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, drifting greatly effects your tires. Not only does it heat them up to a point that is practically melting the rubber, but it can wear them bad enough to actually rip chunks out. In the best case senareo it just wears them extra fast, but can also screw up the tread so it doesn't ride smoothly or remove rainwater the way it should. I'm not saying don't do it, I'm saying-keep an extra set around! They make some cool ones for different colors of smoke and stuff if you get good at it and want to showcase your skills on youtube (don't kill yourself trying to make a video). ;)

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, absolutely. The drifters I know all buy the cheapest possible tires, since they wear them out at an incredible rate. Also, they try to practice in the wet as much as possible to reduce tire wear, since even cheap tires are expensive if you have to replace them every week.

    If you think about it, drifting is just the same as constant burnouts, and of course burnouts wear your tires. Fortunately, the cheapest possible tires also have the worst traction, which is also useful for drifting.

    Source(s): I live in Tokyo and know drifters.
  • 1 decade ago

    Tire spin = worn tires. Easy enough.

    Drifting is dumb anyway, get some traction and go auto-x.

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  • 1 decade ago

    of course its not good for your tires and it also depends on how much you drift and how good you are

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it wears them out as you slide thru corners. Hard on suspension parts too.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes ,it affects your tires so much,

    you are flatten your tires.

    actually its not only affects your tires,but suspension,engine,and gearbox.

  • 1 decade ago

    They definitely are not GOOD for your tires but it is not that bad.

  • 1 decade ago

    duh tires spin wears out a set each time you drift effect tires and pockets of money

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