WE TALK SUSPENSION WITH A HANDFUL OF NEW ZEALAND’S BEST DRIFTERS AT THE DEMON ENERGY D1NZ ROUND 3
Much like the cereal you pour into your bowl each morning, the suspension components found inside the cars of New Zealand’s national drifting series — Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship — comes down to personal tastes. What chassis a driver runs, their driving style, and, of course, what the budget allows dictates how big or little they can go. With the 2016–’17 season seeing some crazy builds come out of the woodwork, we thought you lot would like to take a closer look at how 10 drivers from both Pro and Pro-Sport classes, and at different levels of their careers, get the job done.
After speaking with the guys, we soon discovered that the size of your wallet doesn’t necessarily determine how successful or ‘interesting’ your setup will be. From super-high budget kits to the home-built jobbies, we pored over each car so you can get a better idea of how complicated, or simple, it can be to be competitive, and perhaps even learn a thing or two when it comes to your own build.