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... coming round a right hander, the tires just gave way (um - and the uh pavement was wet
) Anyway, aside from the obvious (like slowing down!), what should I have done? I gave it a bit of gas and forced her back on track. If it wasn't for a mini-van coming straight at me, it would have been really cool, but I digress...
 

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Which tires? All four? Fronts? Rears? You 'lost it' ... doesn't say much. Were you plowing forwards, sliding sideways, did your front snap or your rear?

Whatever it was: slow down next time.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by spite:
Which tires? All four? Fronts? Rears? You 'lost it' ... doesn't say much. Were you plowing forwards, sliding sideways, did your front snap or your rear?

Whatever it was: slow down next time.


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No - I would say I was 4 wheel drifting (damn all you for talking about WRX's...)

But I have plowed before as well - drifting is soo much cooler (minus the traffic of course).
 

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4 wheel drift? Impressive. I have to try for those on snow... nevermind streets.

I think you were going too fast and braked while turning (or let the throttle off while in high RPMs).

Someone on hondaprelude.com said that tires are great for turning, for accelerating or for braking... but they can't properly do more than one at a time. Keep that in mind.

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Of course you realize that you have just ENCOURAGED me to do this again...

Damn you!

I did lift up on the throttle as I was cutting across the apex (it's a two lane right hander). Never have a problem on dry pavement and plowed the corner once before (again on wet pavement - hey I live in Vancouver - if I always waited for dry weather I'd go nuts!)

Seriously, I do try and stay away from this kind of thing with other cars on the road, sometimes I can't help myself. But does anyone actually know the proper technique would be in that situation?
 

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I've done that in my Integra on the street and in my Civic on the auto-x. When on the street, I would countersteer obviously and keep the gas constant or get off of it slightly. Don't totally get off of it or you will upset it more. If you are on the track, countersteer and get on the gas slightly. Combined with an LSD, this allows for 4 wheel drifts. But don't do that on the street, it is too risky.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by GreenLude:
SLOW DOWN!!!!!

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That's the best advice I have heard.

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