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How to steer (seriously)

Discussion in 'Autocross & Road Racing' started by siragan, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. coyote-x

    coyote-x New Member

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    This is a really old topic but I just couldn't resist. The way you do it is, go into the corner as fast as possible and break the rear end loose, then steer with your knees while lighting a cigarette. By this time your friend beside you in the car will be having a heart attack, at which point you can put your hands on the wheel and say 'I'm going to push it a little, now.' and they'll go nuts. Best used on a curvy japanese mountain road. :p
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    Don't forget to roll down the window after you light the cigarette and before you exit the turn. :wink:

    Fastest way around an autocross course.. I swear! :twisted:
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    A sucker to anybody who tells me where I got that from. o.o Don't everyone answer at once, y'hear? lol
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    It's from initial D.....the mighty jap animations...where 1/4 mile races last for 4 episodes of 1 hour :)
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    Correct! You get a sucker. The races are longer than 1/4 of a mile though, way longer, it takes them like 5-6 minutes in the show to comlete them, which adds up to two episodes for a race, 3 leading up to it. There's five episodes per opponent and the last race lasts 3 episodes, I think. :p
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    8) Ah, you remember me then? I was your driving instructor - glad to know you were listening carefully!! :wink:
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    I had no driving instructor. I was taught by me pappy!
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    theres a stunt driving school that uses a Zx2 escort
    the instructor stresses ONE thing overall
    the 8 and 4 o'clock position
    he says in evasive sterring, or an autocross
    the 8 to 4 is best because with a 9 to 3 position you quckly run out of steering wheel, with 8 to 4 you have more steering wheel, more controll
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    and, in initialD
    he isnt using his knees to countersteer
    After setting up the drift, he just uses the acclelerator
    to rotate the car
    needing 0 countersteer
    thats how it works in japan, cars steer themselfs
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    I hope you are joking about the 8 and 4 positions. there is no way you can even get one full turn of the wheel using 8 and 4. Don't believe me? go out and get in your car and try it. steering ONE-handed at either 8(left hand) or 4(right hand) would work, but with a proper two-handed grip, it will most definitely not work well.

    --sarge
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    I read an article when I was 16 on some rally site. They said to use 9 and 3 but use the push pull method. Where you keep your hands betwwen 8-11 and 4-1 sorta like pulling a rope always one hand in control. That way you never run out of wheel. You still maintain control with at least one hand, and if you can't do that you've got other issues with the road conditions.

    By the way... 9-3 on drag racing is expected, since they DONT HAVE TO TURN!

    Also you should already have it in the gear you want to be in starting the turn.

    I have my seat up as straight as my head will allow, being 6'6 the G-ride position may look goofy, but a guy my height getting out of an escort far passes the goofiness of the seat position.

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