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WE TALK SUS­PEN­SION WITH A HAND­FUL OF NEW ZEALAND’S BEST DRIFTERS AT THE DE­MON EN­ERGY D1NZ ROUND 3

NZ Performance Car - - Demon Energy D1nz - WORDS: JADEN MARTIN PHO­TOS: RICHARD OPIE

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.

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