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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 20:41 Thread Starter
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Skaty , Skaty....

rear wheels were skaty this morning on the frost bit`n backroads, (4.30 am ) since my mgf is rear wheel drive and no traction control.. so.. a bit eager on the foot means the rear of the car tries to catch up with the front - so one learns not to try to accelerate out of tight bends.. once or twice i became the mgf snake imitator... swing left . compensate, then swing right , compensate... perhaps there is a dance it should be called. certainly good for getting the heartbeat going strong.. but the words arent special.. most start with, "whoooo, oh ****,,"
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 21:58
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It's called 'The MGF Mambo'!
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You could always buy a L S D which would cut it down a bit /lot
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You could always buy a L S D which would cut it down a bit /lot
I believe a car is much more stable in slippery road conditions with traction control than LSD. I have Racelogic TC and works like a dream.
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personaly.. i dont believe one has learned to drive, until one can do it without pressing a button, and use the gear stick, clutch and brakes and accelerator, in unity. All one has done is learn how to push a button.. not drive a car without any... and if the car wont let you be in control... i.e it does what it thinks is best, regardless of your choice... its not you driving the car,,, its the car driving itself... " i can drive a car anywhere, anytime, anyplace... if it has these in built controls that i engage... " yeah... button pusher..

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Traction control, it's what your right foots for.
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I'd rather be a driver than a passenger.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 17:31
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Mine gave me a little 'squirm' coming off a wet roundabout the other day. just enough to remind me it's not a front drive econobox.
I quite like that- you have to be driving the TF, not just a passenger who happens to be sitting behind the steering wheel. New owners, especially those with no RWD experience, should take them somewhere safe and thrash them around.
Big, icy car-parks in the winter are good. You can get the feel of the car letting go in safety. The more you do it the less shocked you are when it gets a bit 'skaty' in the real world. I'm not interested in driving like a loon on the public road, but I think you should have some ides what to expect if it all goes side-ways.
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Way back in the early '80s when I first learnt to drive and well before the weather forecasters could predict snow it did just that one Sunday evening.

I jumped in my car and went for a drive.
The car was a rear wheel drive Lada 1200 with rear drums and a steering box, no rack and pinion for me.

I found a large empty public car park with 3 or 4 inches of virgin snow and set about learning how to handle RWD in slippery conditions.

Half an hour later a police car came past and flicked on the blues, saw drive on towards the exit so continued on their way. I suspect there had been a complaint from a local flat dweller so they had to attend but they themselves had no problem with someone learning to drive in extreme conditions.
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