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Old 07-06-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
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Straight line of twisties

What do most of you guys drive?

All of my friends have either BMW's or Mitsubishi's which are known for there very good suspension and driving curves. I am planning on just driving mine straight line because of how the car is made. Although would it be possible to get fast on the curves? What do you guys do?

I am trying to heal toe, but my foot cant fit for some reason and it really pisses me off, even though I am going to raise the accelerator about an inch/
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:03 PM   #3
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twisties(when i can find 'em) my car is toooo slow for strait lines i want to to total suspension for my car but no $
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do you use the heel toe method, or can you give me any more advice on improving my curving road times?
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twisties r teh suck. I like a good top end pull
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do you use the heel toe method, or can you give me any more advice on improving my curving road times?
yeah i heel toe drive if they're light twisties but up in the hill county i use full foot driving the whole key to heel toe driving is USING PROPER SEAT POSITION you have to get the seat in just right position plus my car is an auto so i dont have to worry about the clutch.i have the leather wrapped steering wheel and believe it or not it helps you grip it more and just feel your car and that will help
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haha auto makes all the difference. I will have to try to move my seat around because i cant hit the pedal at all.
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haha auto makes all the difference. I will have to try to move my seat around because i cant hit the pedal at all.
my foot size(10.5) is just perfect along with my hieght(5'9') i guess i have everything set up just perfect.
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if you dont know how to heel toe, i urge you not to try it on twisty roads. all it is is basically rev matching the gears when downshifting for a smoother downshift. that means when you go to D/S, while the clutch is disengaged, rev it to the rpm it will be at when you engage it in the higher gear. say youre at 4k rpm in 3rd, then go to DS and brake, youll want to give it a little rev so its at about 4K when you hit 2nd. its hard to explain, but i heard your clutch will thank you in the end. alot of people i know do the "rev matching" even while daily driving. they say now if they stop doing it, they feel disconnected from the car, and feel like theyre treating it bad.

and no, mitsubishis arent known for their handling. youre thinking mazda. and please dont hurt yourself or others trying stupid indy racer stuff.
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Twisties for me. Straightline driving is more car than driver, twisties is more driver than car. Though in both the other affects the prior a lot too.
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BOTH now that i put the new springs, shocks, struts, STB, and goodies like that on my car... the curves are more fun than ever I cant wait for autocross racing this weekend. WEEEE lol
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mitsuz arent known for handling? The evo placed 3rd in this years 30 car autox trial for sport compact. Only losing to 2 skylines. Better not let monkey see u said that
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both, I love to do track stuff, lots of EVOC.. body role like nothing other but no hills here, all flat.
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To me, the twisties are a challenge. To go 30 around a 90* bend just seems fun to me.
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<-------------------'s car is toooo slow to go in a straight line.
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well other than the cars that are BUILT for the twisties like the Evo or STi's. regular cars like Eclipses and lancers suck IMO. i know my eclipse isnt the greatest car for doing curves. if i really wanted twistie fun, id take the mazdaspeed RX8 or Miata. those can be hella fun, even my frinds grandmas slow *** miata is a blast to drive.
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Try a Ford Tempo.
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Dude I love mountain running. I have my stang set up for twisties. If anyone thinks a mustang is not good for twisties needs to take a drive with me BY GOD. It is not that I dont like straight lines but the beautiful mountains here just take over.

Who goes 30mph around bends??? try 50 or 60 sometimes you have to react to sand in the corners and drifting skills come into play that is when you power out with Tlock it will whip you back straight lickity split !!!!!!
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yea i love the handling in my car. the roads around where i live are all hills and twists and stuff. there are now really strait roads around my house. not until you hit route 50. ill come around corners doing well over 40-45 and it will not break the wheels out. something not possible on my dads old 1969 cutlass.
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straight lines for me, both are exciting to watch though
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Dude I love mountain running. I have my stang set up for twisties. If anyone thinks a mustang is not good for twisties needs to take a drive with me BY GOD. It is not that I dont like straight lines but the beautiful mountains here just take over.

Who goes 30mph around bends??? try 50 or 60 sometimes you have to react to sand in the corners and drifting skills come into play that is when you power out with Tlock it will whip you back straight lickity split !!!!!!
I'm talking about my Ford Tempo. That can't go up a very steep hill and mantain speed.
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WTF why are we talking about a FORD Tempo unless it is a SVT tempo
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