Palmer Sanderson


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Name: palmer sanderson

When did you first get truly excited about drifting and who influenced you to develop the drift style you have?

I watched option videos and I was very into the Japanese styled cars and driving. I also grew up watching racing and touring cars were always my favorite. When it came to drifting I always liked the Team Orange cars and anything unique. I've never been the type to be satisfied if someone tells me there's only one way to do something. I am definitely the type of person to try and prove you wrong if you tell me something can't be done. I feel like all those things are the reason I ended up with my current car. I couldn't be happier with it.

I fell in love with drifting before I could even drive. I was always trying to replicate it in RC or anything with wheels. The first time I rode in a drift car with a proper LSD it changed my life. It's a good thing it did because it pulled me out of a questionable path and gave me purpose and motivation. That has greatly helped get me to where I am today. The grassroots and street drifting videos were always my favorite, I never had the attention span to watch a whole comp. Jesse Streeter and Burst were common search keywords when I was looking for videos. My first trip to Japan in 2016 I got to experience Meihan and Ebisu first hand. It really changed my perspective on drifting and I'm just trying to live what I perceived.


Machine Check


Engine: 1JZ VVTI Engine, Earls oil thermostat, Custom 3 inch vband exhaust (Hexa Garage), Odyssey Fab turbo elbow, Defi ZD Advance gauge, Defi boost gauge, Innovate SCG-1 wideband and boost controller, Aeromotive FRP, Deatschwerks DW300 fuel pump, Driftmotion CT15B large billet wheel turbo upgrade and ceramic coating, Greddy front mount intercooler, Custom intake for J pipe delete, ARC blow off valve, Clover FRP Carbon Kevlar engine cover, Driftmotion PS delete kit, Driftmotion AN turbo lines and fittings, Driftmotion drive by wire delete kit, Driftmotion oil filter relocation kit, Spal 16 inch high cfm fan, Xcessive motor mount kit

Cooling: Koyorad track M3 radiator, Koyorad oil cooler

Drivetrain: BMW ZF Trans,South Bend Clutch 6 puck stage 2 Drag/Drift Clutch, Collins Flywheel, Collins transmission adapter plate, OEM BMW Short Shifter kit, Poly shift bushings, Poly transmission bushing

Footwork: Feal 441 true coilovers, Swift Springs, E46 LCA, SLR Angle Kit, SLR Caster Adjusters, SPC Camber Arms, WhiteLine front adjustable sway bar, Ground Control blade type rear adjustable sway bar, Custom sway bar endlinks, Strut tower and trailing arm reinforcement plates, OEM X-Brace, Active Autowerke diff brace, Street Faction front and rear bash bar, Chase Bays brake booster delete, Wilwood brake bias valve, Stoptech pads and Brembo Rotors, Stainless lines, Nerptech Ebrake extension, Nerptech offset trailing arm bushings

Aero: Felony Form fenders, ACS roof spoiler, Custom rear wing, Trackspec hood vents, D-Magic livery design, Bomex Front Bumper

Wheels: Work VSKF Front 18x9 0et, Work VSKF Rear 18x10.5 +15et, SSR Agle Strusse 18x10.5 +15et, Enkei RPF1 18x10.5 +15et (suck it Angel)

Interior: Key!s Racing 350mm deep wheel, Bride Zeta III L Sparkle Back, Bride Brix, Tomei tall shift knob, Apexi ERO Flasher strobe kit, Alpine CDA-117, Alpine PDX-600.1, Polk component speakers, Dual Pioneer 8 inch DVC subwoofers

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Special Thanks!!! ~ to all the photographers that supplied photos! Be sure to check out their respective Instagram accounts - THEY HAVE AMAZING PICTURES! Constant Mag, ASZ photography, Zero Focus Media, Doogle Studios, Adam, My Life at Speed - Ken Stouffer, (if your photos are being used in the post and would like them to be tagged please DM us ~ THANK YOU!)