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Old 11-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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Cool idea - should be able to do this without new parts - it's just leaning where/when/how much\little, etc etc.

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Originally Posted by jinstall View Post
Buy a rear adjustable rear swaybar, find a very large open paved surface with no obsticals, wait fo rit to rain and start from there. Lock in the SB to it's firmest setting and use some cheap soccer cones from a local sports store. Make yourself a constant radius open 180deg turn in said area. With medium speed, 30-40mph enter the curve and as the weight shifts forward when you stab on the brakes to slow, turn the wheel to follow the curve. Whith luck the rear will step out. Once it steps out, you keep working from there as you become comfortable with the car and it's caracteristics. Most people are right handed and find it easier to do turning right. make sure you train to do it both ways. As you learn to get the car to do what you want it to do, and become good at it, change the rear swaybar to a softer setting. This will allow you to go to the next level of speed, say 50-60mph. Onece you get that down, you can move on to higher speeds and softer settings. One thing to help induce this is to raise the rear tire pressure to about 2 lbs BELOW the tire pressures rated MAX COLD PRESSURE, this will allow the tires to loose grip, not get heat and easier release of grip. Remeber alwasy to this with someone else around, in case of an accident and alwasy in an area you have LEGALLY aquired to do so at. You might want ot try a local SCCA event, after runs have been completed for the day.
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