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Old 12-05-2003, 12:33 PM   #1
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Default How should I do donuts in the snow with the STi?

I've never done a donut before in my life in any car. Do you just turn the wheel all the way in one direction and from a stop mash the throttle? Also, what setting on the DCCD should I have it set at. Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:42 PM   #2
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Leave your stock tires on and you'll spin everywhere. Just hit the gas and you'll do scoobnuts.

Are you really young, it seems strange to have never done donuts.
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Old 12-05-2003, 01:16 PM   #3
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yeah, but don't turn your wheel all the way (lock the wheel) or you could burn out your power steering pump..
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Old 12-05-2003, 02:12 PM   #4
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you have an STI, you can do donuts on dry pavement.
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Old 12-05-2003, 03:05 PM   #5
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yeah, but don't turn your wheel all the way (lock the wheel) or you could burn out your power steering pump..
Excellent point. More than a couple members on this board have ruined their PS pumps this way.
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Old 12-05-2003, 04:21 PM   #6
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you dont need to "mash" the throttle. youll just spin tires. start by finding a BIG open flat area w/o objects, start driving in a small circle, and keep your revs steady and low (less than 3K). the car should start to "slide out" with the back end. adjust the steering and throttle input to keep going in the donut.
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:19 PM   #7
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yeah that will make a beautiful drifty donut, but for truly amazing AWD axis spins, i stop, turn the wheel (doesnt need to be all the way) and quickly release clutch in 2nd gear (not really hard on the car and doesnt take much RPM cause its snowy) dont need to rev the heck outta it, just keep them slipping and the thing will rotate around teh center of the car getting faster and faster until you get dizzy and have to stop. good luck and get pics!
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:52 PM   #8
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Nobody worried about overheating center differential?
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:03 PM   #9
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you can use the hand break on the sti. the center diff will auto full open.
you can set your dccd to rear bias. snow donuts in the wrx were easy.. they should be even easier in an sti.
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:17 PM   #10
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Nobody worried about overheating center differential?
this should not be a concern to anyone
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:23 PM   #11
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Why do you think nobody schould be concerned about that?
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:32 PM   #12
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Once you get moving you should write your initials in the snow with the tires
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:34 PM   #13
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Why do you think nobody schould be concerned about that?
yes please explain
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Old 12-05-2003, 11:59 PM   #14
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i just went out and set the dccd all the way to the rear, turned my wheel and gave it a some gas... then i was spinning! with my snow tires on
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:06 AM   #15
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Leave your stock tires on and you'll spin everywhere. Just hit the gas and you'll do scoobnuts.

Are you really young, it seems strange to have never done donuts.
I've never done a donut... b/c i've always had an FWD car until now!

I can do the parking brake thing, but that's not a true donut since you're just sliding the back of your car, not rotating around the front.
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Old 12-06-2003, 10:51 AM   #16
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well the Sti can do great e-brakes too but if your in the snow just tap the brakes (once should do it ) and turn the wheel (left or right) if your in the snow you probably wont need to do the brakes or e-brakes

But hey if this is your first donut be careful because I've almost hit some parking lot lights in my time (but it was a rush) So have fun with the donuts ...thats what 4wd's all about
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