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Old 03-16-2012, 12:37 AM   #41 (permalink)
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saw this vid on another car forum, and yeah, most agree that activated traction control could have possibly saved this mans life.
I hate to agree, because I'm not the biggest fan of anything being out of my control, but yeah I've been playing with the yaw control in my work truck (ford escape) and if I try to put it sideways it'll grab one of the front brakes and bring it back. Very good, although not natural feeling at all... For 99.9999999999999% of the population electronic aids are the shit!
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:04 AM   #42 (permalink)
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saw this vid on another car forum, and yeah, most agree that activated traction control could have possibly saved this mans life.
i hate admitting that too, because i like to think i know how to drive, but a little while ago i was driving my dad's subaru down an icy mountain road and didnt even see that the entire outside turn was black ice. i hit the brakes like normal to slow down and started to slide and before i knew it the abs had kicked in, stopped the slide and i was able to make the turn and not plow into the concrete barrier 30 feet away. i had the feeling that had i been in my truck, without abs, i wouldn't have realized fast enough what was happening and wouldn't have been able to react fast enough to pump the breaks before i slid into a barrier. i the abs is tuned right so it only kicks on in serious situations and doesn't intrude that much it can be a very valuable aid.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:48 AM   #43 (permalink)
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To you guys bashing on the Saturn and thunderChunkaDelic, Saturn has a space frame just like an Audi. Built to somewhat withstand Autobahn crashes.

Don't they have a 5 star euro crash test rating?
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:53 AM   #44 (permalink)
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^Thank you and in no way was I saying it could withstand a semi. The dent proof material is pretty sweet.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Wow.. I am notorious for driving fast in the snow.. I have an Dakota SLT with AWD and its amazing in the snow..

But after watching that, I think I'm going to slow down a bit.. yikes..
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:40 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Wow.. I am notorious for driving fast in the snow.. I have an Dakota SLT with AWD and its amazing in the snow..

But after watching that, I think I'm going to slow down a bit.. yikes..
That's the kinda response I was goin' for!

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Slowing down won't help much, the driver was going much slower than I drive in the same conditions. You need to actually pay attention to what you're doing and know how to control a slide if you want to be safe. It doesn't matter if I'm driving my jetta, 318i 'vert, or RX-7(all way too old for traction control), I'm still passing everyone when it snows. The difference is I've spent countless hours sliding for fun in all conditions and a couple track days, I don't overreact when I start to slide, 99% of the time I'm drifting on purpose I don't care if you're doing 10mph, if you hit a patch of ice or a slush pile on the side of the road and you crank the wheel, what happened in the vid might happen to you.

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That's the kinda response I was goin' for!

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I showed it to my co-workers and they almost turned white.. I didn't tell them what it was about first. lol

But I also agree with Honeycomb.. When your driving faster then you should, you HAVE to pay attention to every detail in the road. I've ridden out many potentially bad skids, never on a highway fortunetly, just when giving it around empty country roads.

One isntance I was driving like 60mph on the highway after a snowstorm, driving in the fast lane passing a line of cars/transports doing half my speed.. keep your speed locked, eyes ahead and knuckles white The line up of cars was easily a mile or two long.. had to get it on the GoPro haha
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Man I know you are right. people in cars are total douche bags to motorcycles.....
It works both ways, a lot of bikers think they own the road. My wife quit riding on our bike because of all of the close calls with idiots, I quit after we had our first kid, too much to risk.
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It works both ways, a lot of bikers think they own the road. My wife quit riding on our bike because of all of the close calls with idiots, I quit after we had our first kid, too much to risk.
Sold my bike after someone pulled out in front of me as I was passing 2 tri-axle dump trucks.. Guy didn't even look, missed me by like a foot IF that..
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