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Old 06-18-2002, 04:42   #1 (permalink)
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Tonight after work i was giving a guy a lift home. I work at Colonial stadium sometimes, anyway we were in the carpark, if any of you guys know it, it was the big one opposite the stadim, bayside. Anyway he wanted to see my car in action, and I was more than happy to do so.

I ripped it up and showed him the power of my car in the car park, it was suprise to him. Anyhow i was going 80km/hr in seconds and realised one of the gates was shut, but saw an open one. I turned (not sharply at all), suddenly i lost total control of the car and it spun out like crazy on the ashphalt carpark surface. We did two or three revolutions spinning around and it really felt like the car was going to end up being upside down. I shit myself. It felt damm lucky afterwards, that we were in a wide open car park with few other cars.

Anyhow next time i will slow down a hell of a lot more before turning even slightly, really i wasnt turning sharply.
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Old 06-18-2002, 04:45   #2 (permalink)
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Damn it that's bad! I was terrified enough when I just slid the back of my car slightly. Is your suspension modified? Are you running good tyres? These areas, as well as careful driving, may help you avoid this situation in future.
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Old 06-18-2002, 04:46   #3 (permalink)
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I have bloody good tyres, Bridgestone G-grid 215s and got knows how it would have been with my old stock half bald tyres/
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:30   #4 (permalink)
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mate I've had the G Grids on my EB... From experiance they are the shittest tyres I had on it. They have a fancy patern & thats about it. They are useless as tits on the bull....Ask any reputable tyre place & they'll tell ya. As for your incident you are lucky you didn't hit a pot hole or a gutter otherwise you would have flipped the car.
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:34   #5 (permalink)
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Interesting reply I8AHSV, i guess maybe i coudl get more traction than the g-grids, i thought they were ok. and for the car incident, it wont happen again i am making sure to slow down lot more before turning, i hope. even with dev3 i think ill get lowered and maybe 17s. What tyres doyou like?
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I've got 17" FTR Rims on my EB & they are fitted with 245x45x17 Falken Front & 255x4017 Falken Rear Tyres. I've found them to be exceptionaly agresive tyre. In plain english they stick to the road through corners like flys stick to shit... If you want good tyres in 17" you have to be willing to spend the money. As for the 15's I've had 215x60x15 remolds on at one stage when I couldn't afford real tyres. They were the shittest thing in wet, slipery as anything but in dry once you put some heat into them they were almost as good as the Falken tyres. If it wasnt for the tyre profile and all the tyre roll these tyres would have really performed in dry. The downside is that besides them being shit in wet they also wear really quickly because of the soft tyre compound. If you are interested I will compile a list of some manufacturers & their performance tyres to show people how they rate. I take my car handeling very seriously & just on the suspenision I've spent $2000 not including the rims + tyres....
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i've got falkens on my EF and they do seem to grip pretty well, although from what i've heard they wear out pretty quickly.
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