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Old 11-11-2012, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Fried Chicken View Post
I thought the open differential would just keep you from spinning around.
Our volvo wouldn't do a U-Turn this way, and I doubt it has traction control.
It requires slippery surface or lots of power. (and traction control off)
Just turn wheel and press accelerator to the bottom, rear wheels slide and you're instantly turned around, but should also let go of accelerator and correct steering right moment, otherwise you keep doing circles instead of just U-turn.

Anyway in the name of safety it's good to see that noone is coming right when you do that. There is risk of hitting something, if anything is too close.

FWD cars can do basically same, but they need to use hand brake.

If you know what you're doing, sliding on ice is kind of safer way to practice than sliding on dry asphalt, because on ice sliding happens already in much lower speed.
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