Stance Reply #2: Kielan
This is a guest post from Kielan in response to Why Hellaflush Sucks.
While there aren’t a ton of “reasons” to build your car like this, many people do it because they like the look that they can achieve, and like to see how far they can push the limits of their cars. HOWEVER, there are some applications for stance that I seem to think you have overlooked. If you go to Formula D and look at the cars in between runs, you will see quite clearly that they have stance, why? Because they need to have a low center of gravity to make sure they can keep all 4 wheels on the ground, and perform quick transfers with out flipping the car. They have wide wheels for grip, just because they are drifting doesn’t mean they don’t have grip. Because they are so low, they need some camber, but its dialed in to a point where it helps the car drift under more control. The tires are stretched on because of the ride height and how low the car is, other wise they would rub all the time and that would not be beneficial at all for the performance of the car. My last input here is this, just because YOU personally don’t understand why people stance their cars, doesn’t mean you can chastise it and call it stupid, pointless, etc. You can say you respect them for their work all you want, but what that means nothing because you don’t actually respect the car itself.
From your point of view why should anyone modify their car if it serves no actual purpose on the road. Just because you have 550 rwhp doesn’t actually mean anything because you CANNOT use that power on the road. I just feel that you should look a little deeper, and see that if you call these modifications stupid, then all modifications are stupid. I would just read into things a bit more, and realize that the way you are coming across is actually detrimental to all types of car modification, not just the stance movement.