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okay so im no stranger to drifting. ive been since 99, however ive stopped in 06. anyway ive been looking to get back into it and since the gencoupe release a few years ago ive been dreaming of grabbing one and drifting again. where else in the market is there a rwd turbo car for 22g? anyway this summer im looking to get one, but with the 2011 year releasing a 3.8 rspec, im left with so many choices.

little background on my type of drifting... ive owned 85 gts corolla, 90 240sx, 89 240sx. 2 were beater drifters, and my latest one was a nice clean old school drifter. anyway what im saying is im not all about buying the most expensive **** on my car, neither am i too concerned with following the latest trend. i love the drift, and i love the tribute to the old school scene, so dont get me wrong, i do enjoy drifting in a nice looking car. as far as power, all i ever had was stock motor with intake headers exhaust, with a nice suspension setup. and im good for the drift

anyway with the different trims out there, idealy i would want the base 2.0t. i find it hard to decide on the rspec because the only thing i would want in it would be the torsen diff. coilovers will be swapped in immediately, and the 19inch rims are too much for my drifting needs.

now i realize the gencoupe is a heavy car for the little 4banger turbo. i dont plan to really spend $ on engine parts besides the basic bolt-ons IHE. will the 2.0t be strong enough for drifting with a really good suspension setup? or shoulld i just fork out the money for the 3.8 rspec?(since thats the new base 3.8 for 2011).
 

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Well for what its worth, while I am a very inexperience driver (I'll be honest), and I have no clue how to drift AT all.. I have noticed on my 2.0t premium, it really isn't that difficult to get the tail end to kick out when you really try, and I don't even know any proper techniques. Would the 3.8 make it easier? Sure. I'm sure the 2.0t can do what you want with a decent bit of skill.
 

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In all Honesty...

I have some friends that have drifted for some time now. They ALLL are jealous of the Gen coupe and i have the 2.0t. They all say that is going to be an ultimate drifter. It has enough power to kick the baack end, and tthe way the power band is, it is perfect to get it to slide.

Hope that is helpful
 

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I have a 2011 2.0t Rspec that I drift with with just coilovers and a tune.. works perfect but id not gonna drift in comps with it cause I dont care how good of a driver you are theres always the chance of a wreck even more so when you tandem and insurance doesnt cover anything while on a racetrack Id suggest getting a daily and buy another 240, I have two for track cars and there cheap.

Just a suggestion.
 

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I think your best bet is the 3.8 r-spec, since you only want minor engine mods. The 2.0T is too slow for a car that weighs 3.300 lbs (you'll need at least a reflash and supporting mods to make some powa).
However, if you can wait for the 2012 model (which should come out in fall), it is rumored that the 2.0T will get around 270hp (same engine as the turbo Sonata) and that should be cheaper than a 3.8 r-spec.
 

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well to start, i am very bias toward the 2.0 because it has alot of options for more power at a reasonable price + turbo is a very good feel on any car :), but in your case i would say go for a 3.8 r spec...with IHE and a PnP job the car can make some very good power for basic mods....i took a spin in PH Hyundai's car(3.8 w/ mods i mentioned) and it pretty much convinced me I LOVE THE CAR lol it blew my mind how the rear end came out...(im no drifter tho)
 

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okay so im no stranger to drifting. ive been since 99, however ive stopped in 06. anyway ive been looking to get back into it and since the gencoupe release a few years ago ive been dreaming of grabbing one and drifting again. where else in the market is there a rwd turbo car for 22g? anyway this summer im looking to get one, but with the 2011 year releasing a 3.8 rspec, im left with so many choices.

little background on my type of drifting... ive owned 85 gts corolla, 90 240sx, 89 240sx. 2 were beater drifters, and my latest one was a nice clean old school drifter. anyway what im saying is im not all about buying the most expensive **** on my car, neither am i too concerned with following the latest trend. i love the drift, and i love the tribute to the old school scene, so dont get me wrong, i do enjoy drifting in a nice looking car. as far as power, all i ever had was stock motor with intake headers exhaust, with a nice suspension setup. and im good for the drift

anyway with the different trims out there, idealy i would want the base 2.0t. i find it hard to decide on the rspec because the only thing i would want in it would be the torsen diff. coilovers will be swapped in immediately, and the 19inch rims are too much for my drifting needs.

now i realize the gencoupe is a heavy car for the little 4banger turbo. i dont plan to really spend $ on engine parts besides the basic bolt-ons IHE. will the 2.0t be strong enough for drifting with a really good suspension setup? or shoulld i just fork out the money for the 3.8 rspec?(since thats the new base 3.8 for 2011).
If you go the 2.0T route, consider a package by Beyond Redline that is the best value for all the bolt-ons plus a basic but nice tune to adjust accordingly. From there, you just need to worry about either getting a model with a diff in it or picking up a KAAZ or similar to switch out and your coilovers and your good.

What coilover brand did you use on your other drifters?
 
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