Diesel Drifting: Who Says a Super Duty Can’t Get Sideways?

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Diesel Drifting

Have You Ever Watched the Movie Tokyo Drift? Diesel Drifting Is Almost Like It, but With Big Ford Trucks!

Diesel drifting is officially a thing. The Japanese sport has been around since the 1970s, but has just gained a foothold in America in recent years.  Now the art of sliding your vehicle sideways has become a hugely popular thing across the world.

Drifting you car or truck isn’t exactly rocket science, but doing it right requires skill. You have to overpower the rear tires while intentionally oversteering, therefore causing a loss of traction. Then, you must maintain control through a corner while the rear tires continue to spin.

Drifting competitions aren’t that simple, of course. Participants are judged based on angle, speed, racing line, and execution. Bonus points can be awarded for how much smoke racers produce and the crowd’s reaction. Heck, even by how close they get to hitting a wall!

For obvious reasons, the most popular drift cars are rear-wheel drive. They’re lighter in weight and with prodigious amounts of horsepower. As we all know, many American vehicles make excellent drift candidates from the get go, thanks to the commonality of rear-wheel drive and V8 power. If you think about it, you can easily drift a truck, even if it’s a big ‘ole diesel Ford!

The owner of this Super Duty did just that, and his diesel drifting session is highly amusing and entertaining. Coming into the corner hot, the driver gives it all she’s got as he slides around a long corner with his buddy hanging out the rear window!

He manages to break traction the entire time, but there isn’t much smoke produced outside of some black exhaust smoke. So maybe a Ford Super Duty isn’t the best candidate for a drift vehicle, but boy is it fun to watch somebody try!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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