Short of driving your tires bald, purposely reducing vehicle traction – say, for driver training purposes – usually involves affixing an expensive outrigger system to lift the car off the ground or buying a dedicated skid car. The three-year-old Easy Drift Driver Training System, on the other hand, changes all of that.

Invented by a former racing driver and used mostly for police training (at the moment), Easy Drift DTS consists of a pair of rings fashioned of some sort of hard, slippery plastic that are placed over the rear tires. Installation requires removing the rear wheels and deflating the tires, slipping the rings on and then voila, a whole bunch of your grip out back has disappeared. Easy Drift says the whole process can be done in three minutes.

Check out the videos below to see how it works; the first is installation, the next two are what you can do when they're on. Driver training could get a lot more fun for all of us.








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      airchompers
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really? A guy invented that? In high school, my friends would borrow lunch trays and put them under rear wheels of their cars and go "drifting" in snowy parking lots.
        Jeff
        • 2 Years Ago
        @airchompers
        I recall guys using cut down milk crates, you know the hard plastic ones, in the same fashion to drift. Cut the down so you can drive the car onto the crate. Lock the e-brake, then drift to your heart's content in your FWD car. Have to be some old youtube videos of this nonsense. Vividly recall some Integra Type R owners in the Atlanta area filming this in a busy medtropolitain area, in some empty parking lot middle of the day.
      BombSquad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Step 1: Apply to your grandparents Lexus. Step 2: Mount multiple GoPros to the exterior. Step 3: Let hilarity ensue / Profit
        ELG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BombSquad
        Step 4: Attend grandparents funeral Step 5: Hire a lawyer Step 6: Get free orange jumpsuit. Dont bend over.
          MONTEGOD7SS
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ELG
          Step 7: Buy sense of humor with insurance payout.
      56Jalopy
      • 2 Years Ago
      When I trained to drive an 18 wheeler they had a huge asphalt impregnated with teflon skid pad that they had high pressure water sprinklers on to soak down, the truck had worn out slick tires and the trainer had a control box to lock up different brakes. The idea was to regain control after he sent you into a slide. It was a blast.
      ROLO
      • 2 Years Ago
      this idea came from RC drift cars.
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Installation requires removing the rear wheels and deflating the tires, slipping the rings on and then voila... the whole process can be done in three minutes." Uh, can any of you guys do all that in 3 minutes? I certainly can't.
        IBx27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Klep
        Takes me 3 minutes to get the car in the air and on jack stands, then find my wheel lock key...
      LegacyLunatic
      • 2 Years Ago
      This would save a LOT of tires!
      wjreiss4
      • 2 Years Ago
      This used to be done for free with 2 plastic trays from McDonald's under the rear tires with the parking brake on.
        ELG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wjreiss4
        yep. was just about to post that. caferteria trays.
        audisp0rta4
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wjreiss4
        Whoops, meant to up-vote you for the memories you just brought back!
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      lmao. These things like incredible fun. That said, if I catch anyone with these on the street, I'm keying your car.
        Nick Allain
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick Allain
        These things *look* like incredible fun.
        IBx27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick Allain
        If you key someone else's car, you deserve to have your head vaporized by an A-10. Each body panel you vandalize costs a few hundred dollars to properly repaint.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      These will be popular in the UAE for drifting Camrys at 100mph into crowds of spectators. Not an entirely bad thing.
      Slizzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty cool but, you know, I just use more of the skinny pedal on the right.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Save your money, just wait for an icey day.
      flammablewater
      • 2 Years Ago
      So what happens if you apply these to a RWD car? Could it even drive forward?
        Peter_G
        • 2 Years Ago
        @flammablewater
        I'd imagine then it would be like driving with bald tires.
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