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Old 07-03-2012, 11:15 AM
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I tried the throttle blip that described in your post, It was great! I didn't know it would do that Thanks for the post. Comes in handy on the fast roads here in Europe!
Glad my posts were useful to some. BTW the throttle blip was useless at autox. I am simply pointing out sometimes different techniques are used for different environment if one wants to add a little more fun to your daily driving.

Safety is of course the highest priority.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:57 PM
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Will a race car driver in a Formula 1 car have to obey the same rules when entering a corner at 45 mph (yes at 45, not 145 mph) to avoid a spin out of control? There has to be different rules for cars with different physics. Again, I am not trying to go fast, just figure out how safe it is to have some fun.

Doing donuts and burnouts can be fun, and can be done safely, without going anywhere at all. Although clearly a different set of rules must apply.
Same exact law applies to an F1 car, if not more. On an F1 car an entire set of problems present themselves. Aerodynamics.

On a typical F1 chassis, where the system is still sprung, and it's so light compared to the amount of power available (I believe a typical F1 chassis is less than 1,000 lbs?), a huge amount of a tire's grip will come from DOWN FORCE supplied by aerodynamics. Same F1 race car can't make the 45 mph turn without spinning out that a typical 4,000 lbs BMW can...But it can make that corner at 100mph because there's enough downforce supplying more grip to the tires.

Low center of gravity on an F1 car is still governed by weight transfer principles, even though you don't see the chassis roll. It is only natural that a sprung system will shift weight to the rear upon acceleration, and shift weight tot he left when turning right.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:54 PM
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Thanks for the reminder, lightweight and downforce play big on a race car.
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I'm paying great attention to everything in here...wanting to learn something that will invigorate me and my E90. Fortunately, I was able to put the 'friction circle' theory to a test this morning at the Costco parking lot (Gold card member) at 5:00 am (hands at '9-3' per ///M-rated)...and straight-ahead breaking was in order for my other experiment. Then the cops came...
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:26 PM
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I'm paying great attention to everything in here...wanting to learn something that will invigorate me and my E90. Fortunately, I was able to put the 'friction circle' theory to a test this morning at the Costco parking lot (Gold card member) at 5:00 am (hands at '9-3' per ///M-rated)...and straight-ahead breaking was in order for my other experiment. Then the cops came...
You own a BMW. Join the BMW CCA. Your local chapter probably holds car control clinics regularly. Pay $75 and learn it properly.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:40 PM
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I'm paying great attention to everything in here...wanting to learn something that will invigorate me and my E90. Fortunately, I was able to put the 'friction circle' theory to a test this morning at the Costco parking lot (Gold card member) at 5:00 am (hands at '9-3' per ///M-rated)...and straight-ahead breaking was in order for my other experiment. Then the cops came...
An excellent beginning P&G....you can outrun cops with your new skill, and if they roadblock, you can sue!
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:47 PM
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You own a BMW. Join the BMW CCA. Your local chapter probably holds car control clinics regularly. Pay $75 and learn it properly.
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You probably missed the BMW CCA membership indication in my 'avatar' suite.

And I didn't mention that I've been to about a dozen + BMW CCA driving schools having reached the coveted "A" class level with my M3.

I haven't been to any recently, therefore I need to "brush up" in Costco parking lots...this is what's its come to in my advanced age...we take what we can get, when we can get it, police harassment be damned. BTW, the groceries in the trunk seemed to have offered enough "down force" thanks to several 50 lb. potatoe bags (Dan Quail spelling).
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An excellent beginning P&G....you can outrun cops with your new skill, and if they roadblock, you can sue!
Are you a 4th Ammendment "trekkie" also? Just sayin.
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On hold while CWB reads the 4th Ammendment! Response pending!
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