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Old 11-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default I wanna learn how to drive like this in the wet



How do I learn that?

Anyone have some in-camera footage of their own driving like this?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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I think you need more umlauts in your name, for one thing.
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Hoosier wets are a start.
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I recommend you move to NE Ohio, pick up a 1973 F-250 (2WD, no positraction), make sure you keep the bed light (no sand bags) and drive through a couple of winters.

Also, change your name to Walter, Rolf or something similar.
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Hahaha, thats how I feel every time it rains, my little 165 pirelli's that came with the wheels have absolutely no traction in the rain.

Every time Im in a turn i have to be going under 7 mph, or if I just yank the wheel or blip the throttle my whole rear end flies around. Its fun until your trying to make a light and end up sliding through a divided highway turn on accident...
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i dont have the ballocks for that.

even at 1:40, where he's all like "look, no eyes!"


but im going to assume it helps to drive a car that's that *** end happy even in the dry...
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Should have spent your formative years counter steering more.
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I recommend you move to NE Ohio, pick up a 1973 F-250 (2WD, no positraction), make sure you keep the bed light (no sand bags) and drive through a couple of winters.

Also, change your name to Walter, Rolf or something similar.
Or a Z31-300zx with Blizzaks in the Midwest during a few winters.
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Looks like me at a wet autoX. Just confidence and be in tune with your car.

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:40 PM   #10
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This is one of the few times where "practice drifting" IS the answer.
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Drive a shifter kart in the rain. It will redefine "quick hands" for you.
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Looks me at a wet autoX. Just confidence and be in tune with your car.
+1 wet autocross. Cold, wet, NW autocross = very little traction = car control practice with little danger.
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I feel like I looked like this this morning. All my mazdas are down and since it was clear and sunny I decided to drive the 911 to work. Well at 6 am all the dew is still frozen on the road and 10 year old hard 315's don't do very well.
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Or a Z31-300zx with Blizzaks in the Midwest during a few winters.
Yea...looks like midwest winters on snow tires, just triple the speed.
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I would imagine a well balanced/tuned suspension would be a really important start.
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Yea...looks like midwest winters on snow tires, just triple the speed.
Now if it would only snow again..
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1. Watch footage of Ayrton Senna in the wet.
2. Be inspired
3. ???
4. Profit
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1. Watch footage of Ayrton Senna in the wet.
2. Be inspired
3. Crash and die
4. Profit
hmm...... sounds bout right.
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I would imagine a well balanced/tuned suspension would be a really important start.
Nah brah, ebay suspension with unknown dampening and crappy spring rates, coupled with no suspension travel and 185-50/15 tires would be the best way to practice crashing in the wet.
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I feel like I looked like this this morning. All my mazdas are down and since it was clear and sunny I decided to drive the 911 to work. Well at 6 am all the dew is still frozen on the road and 10 year old hard 315's don't do very well.


Please point me toward your photo pictures.
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