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Almost lost it in a TURN today.. close call

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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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Russell
2001 IS300 Graphite Grey Pearl
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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
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