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How To Choose The Right Formula Drifting Tires For Your Vehicle

Jan 10, 2008
Formula Drifting is a form of car racing in which the cars are allowed to skid as they are moving. The sport originated in Japan but has become quite popular in other countries, especially in the last few years. For example, since 2004, when the first event was held in the U.S., the race has developed a very large following. In fact, Formula D racing has as many fans as NASCAR racing does.

Subsequently, many tire manufacturers are taking notice and getting more involved in sponsoring Formula D drivers and cars. As a reward for their sponsorship, they get to market their special tires. This article will discuss some of the most popular manufacturers to distribute drifting tires for regular vehicles.

Nitto Tire

Nitto Tire is one of the most popular tire manufacturers to create Formula Drifting tires. They create tires for all kinds of vehicles and driving situations. This includes creating Formula D tires for racing vehicles as well as tires for traditional vehicles., (including cars, trucks and SUVs). Their most popular model is the NT 555 RII.

BF Goodrich Tire

BF Goodrich Tire is a very popular tire manufacturer in the United States. Just like Nitto Tires, BF Goodrich Tires creates tires for all types of vehicles. For racing vehicles the company's drifting tires offer the best support of other brands.

Maxxis Tires

Maxxis Tires is not a tire manufacturer that is as well-known for the average person. This is because the company focuses on making tires just for car racing, whether it's traditional racing or Formula Drifting racing. So, don't look into Maxxis Tires if you need a set of tires for your regular vehicle.

Bridgestone

Bridgestone is the most popular manufacturer for Formula Drifting period. However, it should be noted that the company creates tires for both drift racing as well as other types of motor sports including supercross racing or monster truck racing. Bridgestone also creates tires for personal vehicles.

Other Lesser-Known Manufacturers

Several other lesser-known tire manufacturers also distribute Formula Drifting tires.
Examples of these manufacturers include Dunlop Tires, Cooper Tires, Toyo Tires and Falken Tires. You can find more Formula D tire manufacturers by searching for them on Google or investigating what is said in automobile racing magazines.

In conclusion, the trend of drifting will allow many to have these types of tires on their own cars as well. However, individuals should know that they should not use them to race their cars illegally. Only a professional car racer knows how to race in the safest manner. And even then there are accidents, especially since Formula Drifting requires skidding the car, a practice that is much more dangerous than traditional racing. For the average person, drifting tires will help improve the traction ability of their car, which can help them in making a quick turn that could avoid a potential accident. But this should be the only purpose for Formula Drifting tires designed for personal use.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about drift racing as well as car tires at http://www.nsearch.com
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