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nate
09-02-2002, 02:56 PM
Meaning the most the back has come around

nate
09-02-2002, 02:59 PM
270-360 degrees :D

·clyde·
09-02-2002, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci
Meaning the most the back has come around

And just continued on like you meant to do it?

Nick325xiT 5spd
09-02-2002, 03:07 PM
90 degrees in traffic, in the rain in Chevy Chase Circle when I was still getting used to this RWD/no traction control/BMW thing. Oh yeah, and my rear tires were down to half a millimeter of tread. ;)

DougDogs
09-02-2002, 03:13 PM
I voted 20-60, and that was in deep mud. My street has no pavement right now, and with this weekend's 2-3 inches of rain, it has turned into a huge mud bog. (tomorrow they are supposed to start laying down new pavement )

With my old 2002ti, I was a madman. I used to have a lot of fun with my FWD dodge charger turbo/rear wheel e-brake too:D

nate
09-02-2002, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


And just continued on like you meant to do it?

No :p

Mr. The Edge
09-02-2002, 03:20 PM
20, 21...whatever it takes :eek:

fuz
09-02-2002, 03:24 PM
About 90 degrees in a old mercedes with worn tires, in the rain, at 20mph. I almost hit a telephone pole.

I will never drive with tires worn down to the indicator in rain again.

·clyde·
09-02-2002, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


No :p

Did three linked 360s in the snow once...intentionally...not enough momentum to do a fourth :(

Unintentionally on the street, 270 (which ended off the pavement, but short of the ditch)...Mustang 5.0, wet road, bald gatorbacks, heavy right foot.

Chris330Ci
09-02-2002, 03:28 PM
I voted 60-90. There's a left hander that I take on the way home from work and if I can hit it when there's no traffic, I can swing the back end out pretty far. ~70 or 75 degrees.

Chris330Ci
09-02-2002, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


Did three linked 360s in the snow once...intentionally...not enough momentum to do a fourth :(

Unintentionally on the street, 270 (which ended off the pavement, but short of the ditch)...Mustang 5.0, wet road, bald gatorbacks, heavy right foot.

Wait a minute! If we're talking snow hijinks, that's another story. Back in CT, I used to get my Honda into 180 - 270 degree spins in the very big and very open beach parking lots. :D

nate
09-02-2002, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by Chris330Ci


Wait a minute! If we're talking snow hijinks, that's another story. Back in CT, I used to get my Honda into 180 - 270 degree spins in the very big and very open beach parking lots. :D

My 270+ was on dry pavement and S-03s :thumbup:

nate
09-02-2002, 03:35 PM
If I remember, Emisson did multiple 360s in his 330i at the track. He may be the "winner"

Chris330Ci
09-02-2002, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


My 270+ was on dry pavement and S-03s :thumbup:

:yikes: Was that at the track?

nate
09-02-2002, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by Chris330Ci


:yikes: Was that at the track?

No! Thank god!

Auto-x

Chris330Ci
09-02-2002, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


No! Thank god!

Auto-x

I don't ever want to do this! :yikes:

Sliding up a hill (http://www.spinningloft.com/bimmerfest/Turn_8_slide.mpeg) ~2mb

nate
09-02-2002, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by Chris330Ci


I don't ever want to do this! :yikes:

Sliding up a hill (http://www.spinningloft.com/bimmerfest/Turn_8_slide.mpeg) ~2mb

Hey, at least he didn't roll. Everything looks to be in order.

Those M Coupes can be tricky to drive :yikes: A bit slow to correct and that's what you get :eek:

Chris330Ci
09-02-2002, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


Hey, at least he didn't roll. Everything looks to be in order.

Those M Coupes can be tricky to drive :yikes: A bit slow to correct and that's what you get :eek:

Yea, I'd say he got lucky on that one. Very lucky. :eek: I've got more of his videos with some good spins and bobbles, but also some very good recoveries. :thumbup:

Imola Ed
09-02-2002, 04:13 PM
I voted zero. But I thought you meant with my current car. Oh well. I remember doing many donuts in the snow in past cars, and there was this one time when it was icy and I purposely spun my car 90 degrees, sliding through a parking lot and when I stopped, I just pulled forward into my spot! :D

I was young and silly then, but I was really good at throwing my car around in those conditions. Now I'm just old and silly.

johnlew
09-02-2002, 04:30 PM
360 here, but that was in snow and on purpose.

Cliff
09-02-2002, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci
Meaning the most the back has come around

In any car? A 180 in traffic on 101 in Redwood City once thanks to someone braking hard when I was checking my blind spot for a lane change. I'm down to 8 lives now. :yikes: As for the Bimmer, I'll wait for a controlled environment like a CCC.

·clyde·
09-02-2002, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by Imola Ed
one time when it was icy and I purposely spun my car 90 degrees, sliding through a parking lot and when I stopped, I just pulled forward into my spot! :D

The really fun ones are where you stop in your intended spot :D

I was young and silly then, but I was really good at throwing my car around in those conditions. Now I'm just old and silly.

In light of that thread on the org about the guy who just toasted his M3, this statement triggered a thought for me...maybe I'm nuts :dunno:

It's one thing throwing the car around in limited traction situations for fun in a somewhat relaxed atmosphere and something else at a driving school but it is a wholly different thing when you break traction unexpectedly on the street...and that's where it really matters.

edit- edited to remove the repeated use of redundancy

nate
09-02-2002, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


edit- edited to remove the repeated use of redundancy [/B]

Don't you work for the gov't?

Isn't that the goal? :D

Dr. Phil
09-02-2002, 05:32 PM
I had to try hard but I got the wagon to do a 180 last year in ~ 4" of snow:yikes: It would have kept going but the front wheels grab a hold as I got back on the throttle:(

Non BMW I did a Clyde, Jr did a 900 in my 1976 Dodge Dart Sport in the high school lot.:angel: Too bad I was only shooting for a 360 :yikes:

Dr. Phil
09-02-2002, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


Don't you work for the gov't?

Isn't that the goal? :D
:flipoff: :flipoff:

Watch it Nate :tsk:

·clyde·
09-02-2002, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


Don't you work for the gov't?

Isn't that the goal? :D

Yes it is.

That is affirmative.

Absolutley.

You better believe it.

Without a doubt.

You bet.

in_d_haus
09-02-2002, 06:15 PM
720 Deg...No that is not a typo. Two complete revolutions...and kept it on the track! :thumbup:

Imola Ed
09-02-2002, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by Clyde@work
[B]t's one thing throwing the car around in limited traction situations for fun in a somewhat relaxed atmosphere and something else at a driving school but it is a wholly different thing when you break traction unexpectedly on the street...and that's where it really matters.

Yup. So far in my lifetime the only times I've broken traction unexpectedly were during icy/snowy times and there was noone around to hit. It's fun to do it when you want, but when you're on a tight street and have close to zero chance to actually stop the car due to zero traction, it can be a bit nerve-racking.

Indy: I would love to have seen your 720! You must have needed to change your pants after that one.

nate
09-02-2002, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by in_d_haus
720 Deg...No that is not a typo. Two complete revolutions...and kept it on the track! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

nate
09-02-2002, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


Yes it is.

That is affirmative.

Absolutley.

You better believe it.

Without a doubt.

You bet.

Do you work in the Department of Redundancy Department?

ChrisTO
09-02-2002, 07:33 PM
well i guess there should be a followup poll, have you rotated/spun ur car intentionally or unintentionally.

i did a 180 once on Hwy 401(major highway here in Ontario) right after heavy snow fall. i was in a SUV at the time and snow plows just cleared the road except they left HUGE snow banks blocking the off ramps. being a smart ass at the time i figured i'd use the brute force method and 'plow' through the snow bank. i tried to line up the front of the car as square as possible but obviously couldn't as there was following traffic. i went for the snow bank and it grabbed the front right corner and put me in a 180 spin in the middle of the highway. not a pretty sight, lucky traffic was slow moving and all avoided me in time.

Josh (PA)
09-02-2002, 07:39 PM
Do Doughnuts count? Parking brake slides? Where do we draw the line here??

By the way I voted 360+:D :bigpimp:

·clyde·
09-02-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by nate328Ci


Do you work in the Department of Redundancy Department?

Well, that's the short name which is shorter than the full name for short.

nate
09-02-2002, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Clyde@work


Well, that's the short name which is shorter than the full name for short. :lmao:

Spiderm0n
09-02-2002, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by Chris330Ci


Wait a minute! If we're talking snow hijinks, that's another story. Back in CT, I used to get my Honda into 180 - 270 degree spins in the very big and very open beach parking lots. :D

I voted for normal driving, and now am thinking about some of my snow craziness. :yikes:

in_d_haus
09-02-2002, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by Imola Ed
Indy: I would love to have seen your 720! You must have needed to change your pants after that one.

My first wet track day. I entered the big turn at the end of the straight at dry track speeds, felt the backend start going away and said to my instructor "Here we go!!!!!"

nate
09-02-2002, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by in_d_haus


My first wet track day. I entered the big turn at the end of the straight at dry track speeds, felt the backend start going away and said to my instructor "Here we go!!!!!" :lmao: :lmao: :thumbup:

I'm glad my first track day was in the wet :thumbup:

JT - '02 330i
09-02-2002, 09:03 PM
Autocross - a bit too much input, and the wiggle of death took over, as the car went sideways, clutch in, brake in.

When the ride ended, I was 280 degrees around.

Now that I've got better tires, and sways, the car is much better balanced, and far less tail happy.

scottn2retro
09-04-2002, 09:27 AM
Got the back end out just a little doing 75 in a turn on Angeles Crest Hwy (see April 2002 Roundel article on 'Escape from L.A.'). It was in my 95 e36 M3 - with no traction control :)

DougDogs
09-04-2002, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by in_d_haus
720 Deg...No that is not a typo. Two complete revolutions...and kept it on the track! :thumbup:

Aaahhh, doing your Danny Sullivan impersonation????

rwg
09-04-2002, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by in_d_haus


My first wet track day. I entered the big turn at the end of the straight at dry track speeds, felt the backend start going away and said to my instructor "Here we go!!!!!"

My first thought when I saw the this pole was "doesn't everybody make a mistake at a driving school sooner or later?" I hope to never do it again, but . . .

JawKnee
09-05-2002, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by in_d_haus
720 Deg...No that is not a typo. Two complete revolutions...and kept it on the track! :thumbup:

Damn D, got me beat. Almost a 540 here... :angel: