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Old 02-25-2010, 01:07 PM   #441 (permalink)
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i have a FWD civic SI thats a 6 speed.

If your using your engine to stop you dont want to release the clutch too fast since it might initiate a spin out, beacuse the engine rpm has to go down gradually and slowly before it meshes with the rpm of your wheels.

what you can also do is, hold the clutch, downshift 1 or 2 gears, tap the accelerator lightly to bring the rpms up, and perform a heel-toe tap on the brake like leo was talking about.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:09 PM   #442 (permalink)
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i have a FWD civic SI thats a 6 speed.

If your using your engine to stop you dont want to release the clutch too fast since it might initiate a spin out, beacuse the engine rpm has to go down gradually and slowly before it meshes with the rpm of your wheels.

what you can also do is, hold the clutch, downshift 1 or 2 gears, tap the accelerator lightly to bring the rpms up, and perform a heel-toe tap on the brake like leo was talking about.
I love doing the RPM rev in between downshifts on faster turns. The sound is very pleasing to my ears
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:11 PM   #443 (permalink)
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I love doing the RPM rev in between downshifts on faster turns. The sound is very pleasing to my ears
yea i know...especially if you have a VTEC
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:34 PM   #444 (permalink)
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Random things.
Engine brake to slow down, this will work in an automatic or manual. Just a down shift simple as that.
Do not slam on the brakes and turn, it won't do shit especially if you dont have abs you will plow and go straight.
There isn't any real reason to pump the brakes when you have abs, that said I still do it.
Its better to go into a corner too fast to than it is to slam on your brakes mid corner(this will unsettle it) your best bet is to correct as you go.
Awd cars if you start understeering mid corner (in snow ice etc etc) lay into the throttle and learn to steer with it it is possible.
Awd cars become especially unstable under heavy braking mid corner.
But really your best bet is to go to a completely empty parking lot loose control(within reason) and try to get it back keep practicing you will be good to go in no time.
But above all take it nice and easy with smooth movements steering input braking accelerating. And don't tailgate anyone.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:47 PM   #445 (permalink)
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Not true in all situations. Black ice 99.9% of the time is unseen. This is worse in snow since the bottom ice is covered by soft snow on top. I can't tell you how many people I see in their "invincible AWD" cars driving like they own the road in these conditions. Next thing you know, they have to start braking their vehicle because someone else slides in front of them or cuts them off because they weren't paying attention to blind spots while switching lanes. Braking in snow doesn't mean that the driver is bad. What's bad is a driver that thinks they have an end-all do-all vehicle. There are just too many other variables in snowy/icy conditions. The only safe way to drive, no matter your vehicle, is to get good tires and drive like an 80 year old grandma. At that speed, 2wd is sufficient.

Of course the game changes when you are on a wide open road. Then the 4WD can be really fun in those conditions. Especially a Soob and an Audi w/quattro.
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People also forget that having AWD means fuckall if you don't have snow tires or at least all seasons. If the tires freeze, there won't be any traction. Driving in snow/ice, I'm always looking at the road ahead, especially approaching a turn, but sometimes you can't see the shit until you feel the change underneath you. The suv I just has tiptronic paddle shifting, but the S4's got alot of torque, so down shift, easy off the clutch and if necessary a slight tap on the brakes. Plus if you downshift, it's also important to check your speed and rpms, a sudden downshift at too high of a speed is no good. If i'm driving a straightaway and see a patch of ice coming right up, I just have to burn right through it, at that point any sudden braking or shifting will be assed out.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:07 PM   #446 (permalink)
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NOT a snowboard vehicle, lol
well i have no choice but to make it work haha.. in november i swap on blizzak snow tires.. grippy grippy

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Is that at the dirty jersey meet?
not sure i know you or what you're talkin about hahah.. i was just hangin out in a parking garage with some local rotary guys takin pics
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #447 (permalink)
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:14 PM   #448 (permalink)
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Here's my new car, 2008 Honda Fit Sport, just bought a month ago and have crammed 4 people + 1 board + 2 pairs of skis in a trip up to whistler... still not sure how we did that. Fucking love the car, amazing on gas, fun to drive (in manual tranmission), fits everything I need, and looks half decent w/ the sport package fully loaded. Bought used for $14,600 with only 16000km on it.

Oh and I should add - handles pretty good in the snow with the 16" alloys and all-seasons. ABS never even kicked in - keep in mind it's a manual transmission though = much better in snow than autos if you know how to drive them.

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Old 02-25-2010, 08:31 PM   #449 (permalink)
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well i have no choice but to make it work haha.. in november i swap on blizzak snow tires.. grippy grippy



not sure i know you or what you're talkin about hahah.. i was just hangin out in a parking garage with some local rotary guys takin pics
Theres a car meet in Jersey called the dirty jersey meet it takes place in a parking garage tokyo drift style. And no you don't I don't know any rotary guys.
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oh werd.. well u do now haha
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