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Old 01-13-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Question about black ice!!

Hi guys and girls,

I have a question about black ice. I know you cannot see the black ice, that is the reason why we crash.
But if I pay attention to the places that might would have black ice, and let go my gas paddel.
Since the wheel is not spinning by the engine or no extra power sending to the wheel.
would i just drive over the black ice without trouble?
Or the wheel will still spin and pull my car to one side and crash?

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:16 PM   #2
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if you are just coasting you should be in a better shape. Neutral is ideal, so if you have a manual, push the clutch in, decelerating might effect it...
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Here's how I see it.
As long as you aren't turning and don't need to turn and aren't going to turn, black ice will not affect you if you are just going straight
oh and of course, if you don't need to brake you should be fine too

Basically don't turn or brake when on black ice
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:20 PM   #5
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i was always told to floor it and swerve
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yep, make sure to swerve in the direction you are sliding...... its best to go for the 360.....
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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haha, indeed. And film it for purposes
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breaking is what gets most people. as long as you are going a steady speed and not breaking or turning too sharply, you should be fine
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:17 PM   #9
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sorry for the miss spelling there. was focusing on too many things at once. braking* (not breaking haha)
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It's almost like if you find yourself hydroplaning- just let it coast. Anything else will upset the car.

This time of year, I assume nothing on the road- if it's wet, it might be black ice (til the temps rise).
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