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Old 08-03-2001, 07:20 PM   #1
urbanwhitetrash
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Default lost control of my car yesterday

as the title says, lost control coming back from Lions bay, just as you are about to deke under the highway to get back onto the 99. I didn't hit anything and I am okay just learned a very good lesson about sharp, downhill, off camber, wet, low speed turns. I don't know if anyone knows of the turn I am talking about, but it was rather interesting. I came round the corner, had just put the car in second gear, released the clutch and started to coast to the stop sign and that was when my back end decided to try to beat me to the bottom of the hill. I steered into the slide and back end slid round the other side, turned into that one and couldn't understand why the slides were getting more severe, then I realized that I had only pushed in the clutch and not the brake [dumbass -- yes I know!] So I turned into the last swing, applied the brakes and came to a halt about three car lengths from the stop sign.

Very luckily there were no oncoming cars or pedestrians and the road was quite wide under the overpass.

I thought I would share this with you all because I thought that my scooby with its all wheel drive and my superior driving skills [what modesty ] was good enough for any hazards on the road. This made me realize that, all wheel drive, no wheel drive, it doesn't matter, sometimes the roads are hell of a slippery and no matter how good of a driver you are or you think you are you can lose control in the blink of an eye.

play safe out there kids

have a great BC day long weekend all.

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Old 08-03-2001, 07:49 PM   #2
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I always drive like a wimp when its wet out. Darn tires can't grip worth nuts.

Glad to hear that you're ok.
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Old 08-03-2001, 07:53 PM   #3
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Good to hear you pulled out of it. Don't forget the new sway bar will make that tail swing more pronounced. I'm driving down today in the wet and will tak-er easy.
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Old 08-03-2001, 08:00 PM   #4
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tora,

for sure, that was the first thing I noticed, was as I started round the corner the back end felt waaaaay tighter and even with SP5000's it couldn't stick.

Love that rear sway though.

have a safe drive down.

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Old 08-03-2001, 08:22 PM   #5
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Note that with the clutch in... it's no wheel drive. Consider leaving the car in gear until you have to stop, then it's all wheel drive.
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Old 08-03-2001, 08:35 PM   #6
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mb2k,

thanks for the tip, I think now it was force of habit. I had released the clutch and when the back end slid out, I must have stepped on the clutch.

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Old 08-04-2001, 03:24 AM   #7
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Yowza! Did I ever tell you about the time in San Diego when it started raining, and there were 83 accidents in 1 hour?

Glad to hear there was no damage done. And hey, now you know how to Scandinavian Flick!
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