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Old 05-05-2005, 01:53 AM   #1
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Obvoiusly, there are differences in driving a FF, FR, MR, or AWD. So what do YOU think is the most appropriate way to drive our babies? How do you take over that nasty corner?
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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slowly?
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:57 AM   #3
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drive it like you stole it...j/k i do mine slowly with caution
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:00 AM   #4
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Depends on my mood... It varies from with "granny caution" to driving it like I stole it
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:04 AM   #5
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I drive like an old man too. But i want to know more then that.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:25 AM   #6
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i accelerate slowly and corner hard
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:27 AM   #7
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depends on where i am
in the city, i drive it pretty clean and smooth
but, when the weekends come out and i am in the back roads in the middle of no where, i drive a bit more aggressively
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:30 AM   #8
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I drive it exactly how a law abiding citizen of the road would drive a awd car.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:35 AM   #9
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:42 AM   #10
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I accelerate fast, drive aggressively, and corner as hard as I can.

Hey! It's not a grampa car, have some fun!

Only thing is I don't usually get it past 5000 rpm since the gas gauge goes down alarmingly fast at that point...mainly on Cambie bridge.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:44 AM   #11
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like a grandpa cause I have to spend my meager paycheck on gas
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:50 AM   #12
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I drive like an old man too. But i want to know more then that.
1) wait for a rainy/snowy day
2) enter turn granny style
3) at apex, floor it!
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:03 AM   #13
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1) wait for a rainy/snowy day
2) enter turn granny style
3) at apex, floor it!

I tried that with my old RS in a parking lot and I realized it performed very differently than my RWD Volvo.... counter steer + gas = instant response

Boy, I looked like a rodeo cow
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:19 AM   #14
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How do i enter a corner? Should i reduce speed(brake) first then accelarate while cornering or should i reduce speed(brake) while i am cornering then floor it at apex using heel-toe.

What gear is the best for corner, 3rd or 2nd?

How how can you drift a AWD suby?
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:21 AM   #15
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I accelerate fast, drive aggressively, and corner as hard as I can.
Can u explain more on "corner as hard as you can"? Thanks.

And isn't the boost will start decreasing over 6000rpm?
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:26 AM   #16
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first, find an emtpy parking lot, dont try this stuff on open roads!
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:31 AM   #17
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How do i enter a corner? Should i reduce speed(brake) first then accelarate while cornering or should i reduce speed(brake) while i am cornering then floor it at apex using heel-toe.

What gear is the best for corner, 3rd or 2nd?

How how can you drift a AWD suby?

brake and then accelerate at the apex... change gears before your wheel starts turning...

depends on your speed

AWD isn't meant to be drifted.... if you want to drift... drive a RWD car
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:45 AM   #18
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What rpm should i keep before cornering, 3500rpm?

I have seen a suby making donuts, how can he do that?

I am thinking buying an AE86 and abuse it. But rebuilding the car is expensive, at least $6500 if you want it to act like IntialD.

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Old 05-05-2005, 04:58 AM   #19
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hmm I thought this was just one of those "do your drive your car hard" threads, but it seems you're actually trying to gain some knowledge here haha in that case, check out the vast amount of knowledge the internet (and google) has to offer, the "drift bible" is something that's worth checking out and if you're ever seen the show "fifth gear" (a uk based show) tiff occasionally gives some useful driving tips such as using the 'inertial drift' (I think that's what it's called) for understeer prone cars which basically involves shifting the car's weight to the outside of a turn then bringing it back to the direction you intend on going... umm but basically for turning, I personally brake (heel-toe downshifting) before turning, apply light throttle as I'm turning (depending on the degree of the turn..) and then floor it as I'm coming out (the gear you should be in depends on the turn as well... high speed turns mean higher gear and vice versa..shouldn't be in 3rd gear for a 90 degree turn- right? )

I KNOW that there are MUCH better drivers on this board then me who have yet to say anything so I'll just be quiet now and let them correct/flame me or w.e...

and btw the public roads are the last place you should be practicing this stuff...just needs to be said...
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:36 AM   #20
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What rpm should i keep before cornering, 3500rpm?

I have seen a suby making donuts, how can he do that?

I am thinking buying an AE86 and abuse it. But rebuilding the car is expensive, at least $6500 if you want it to act like IntialD.
Perhaps he disconnected a wire or something and made it into a RWD? Or is it FWD? I forgot, but there are threads of this in tutorial or something.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:03 AM   #21
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What rpm should i keep before cornering, 3500rpm?

I have seen a suby making donuts, how can he do that?

I am thinking buying an AE86 and abuse it. But rebuilding the car is expensive, at least $6500 if you want it to act like IntialD.

Depends on the corner.. use your judgement... you can't always apply the same rule to every corner...

was the suby on dirt? ice? or tarmac?
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:40 AM   #22
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How do i enter a corner? Should i reduce speed(brake) first then accelarate while cornering or should i reduce speed(brake) while i am cornering then floor it at apex using heel-toe.

What gear is the best for corner, 3rd or 2nd?

How how can you drift a AWD suby?

W... T... F!

What the hell is "floor it at apex using heel-toe"? You guys watch too much initial D.

How should you enter a corner? Brake in a straight line to the optimum speed, down shift to the correct gear, begin turn in, and start applying gas smoothly whenever you feel like it won't push you out to the ditch. Sometimes it'll be before the apex, sometimes it'll be after.

You can add other nifty things like trail braking and what not, but work on the basics first. Attend autox school or something if you actually want to learn instead of being a jackass honing his skills on the street.

Finally, the disclaimer. If you kill yourself, hurt yourself, damage your car following the above instruction, you're responsible, not me. Don't sue me. All you'll get is a dirty pair of underwear and a tinfoil hat.
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:08 PM   #23
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You've got a tin foil hat? Wow!

As for learning how to drive, best thing to do is, yes, take a driving course. Either a performance driving course, or defensive driving course, or even an auto-x or race course!

If you're too cheap to do that, I suggest you do some research and study on the Internet.

Start here:
http://www.spdusa.com/driving.htm - Mike Shields' good 'ol site with lots of Suby info too!

Anyone else know who Mike Shields is? Ahh, the good 'ol days.

LaterZ!
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:12 PM   #24
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depends on situation

IMO you wanna attend some driving school to get an accurate idea instead of trying them on street. in case if you made a mistake, you won't hurt any body and your wallet.
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:32 PM   #25
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attend an Auto X driving school or a track day event like last year's VIC mission track day. It was at those events where I obtained my first experience on how to drive my car...correctly. Isn't there a track day event coming up soon? join it, it's worth it~

and yes, please don't try anything on the street, there's no room for error.
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