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Today during lunch break at work I am following someone to lunch and playing catch up. On the road that my office is on there is an S like curve, on the 2nd curve( with trac off) I downshifted my IS into 3rd doing about 50 MPH to get more speed and next thing I know the back end comes sliding around, luckly I was able to steer out of it before completly loosing it. Scared my passanger and friend that I was catching up to half to death. Glad I know somewhat how to drive otherwise I would have hit a high curb and who knows what would have happend to my IS...... Point of story, be carefull with the TRAC off


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i took a sharp left today(90%) at like 40-50mph.....my rear end kind of swung out but the tires felt like they were hopping off the road. the rear dind't totally swing out, but almost did...oh well
i was in a rush so yeah, bit of carelessness on my part
 

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Just remember not just the TRAC, but your limited slip has actually contributed to the fish-tailing.......

LSD is fine, but you have to be careful.....It has pros and cons.

You just had one of the biggest cons in having LSD.....
 

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I am used to a AWD car where u can shift where ever u want. I learned today not to shift in a RWD in the turn
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OMG, you guys don't even know what a close call is. This morning, I was driving my IS down a hill and some stupid f***ing old guy in an old beat-up corolla went through a stop sign and almost nailed me... I had to swerve out of the way to avoid the accident. I almost had a heart attack in my car.
 

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Originally posted by Russell:
I am used to a AWD car where u can shift where ever u want. I learned today not to shift in a RWD in the turn
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With RWD, you've got to be cognizant of weight transfer, particularly in turns. Braking or de-celerating (or slow shifting) moves weight off the rear end of the car...


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Tony,
I am begining to notice that. I am also really liking RWD. Don't think I will ever own a FWD cause they are just not as much fun to drive as AWD or RWD. I think AWD is the best though. There is nothing like pulling a 1.65 60ft spinning all 4 tires at the drag strip on a moded AWD car.And it looks cool doing it


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[This message has been edited by Russell (edited November 23, 2000).]
 
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