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Old 12-08-2012, 03:24 PM   #176
nels0300
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Minneapolis
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2013 Sport 5sp
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Originally Posted by Zeeper View Post
Meaning I didn't change the controls and slid the rear out in snow (with snow tires on) by purposely taking a turn at an "unsafe" speed, at least for traction. The car recovered nicely. If it didn't there was nothing to hit, the area was surrounded by corn fields, no curb, no guard rail, no signs or trees.

You have to work to get the rear end to break loose, but it can be done whether the stability control button is active or not.
I didn't come into the corner at an unsafe speed, I went in at a normal speed, in 2nd gear, and goosed it, and the back end came out, just like my Mustang.

It did it with the traction control on too, but the traction control kicked in right away.

With the traction control off, it still comes on, but you have to be almost sideways before it kicks in.

I don't have winter tires, so it's not hard at all to induce oversteer. I'll probably go around every corner in the snow this winter steering with the throttle.
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