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Old 11-19-2003, 05:34   #1 (permalink)
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Scary EA tail

Coming back home form Mt Waverley tonite i had the biggest scare of my life. I was on Sprinvale Rd and as i crossed another major Rd, my car just fish tailed. I proceeded to correct and it fishtailed the opposite direction and then completely spun out. I narrowly was missed by cars following me.

I know that Falcons have a very lose rear but iwas going under 70 ii a staight line. The car was in top gear and didnt kick down. The road was wet as it had been raining, but how could gthe car just lose it whilst not accelerating and not turning?
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Old 11-19-2003, 05:40   #2 (permalink)
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Did you fall asleep?
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Old 11-19-2003, 06:53   #3 (permalink)
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OIL+WET ROAD= SLIDING

mate i do this all the time just driving at normal speed not doing nothing the next thing i know im wheel spinning the rear steps out (mind you all this with cars around me)and its fun,i never lose it but came close and all this on the same stretch of road,everytime it rains..

might be the oil being washed up making it slippery.
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Old 11-19-2003, 09:33   #4 (permalink)
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It hasn't rained for a while yeah? A;ways happens mate. Roads will get really greasy as soon as it starts raining. It catches everyone at some stage. Theres a peice of road near my place that wen ever it rains theres always a accident there. So far this yeah about 4 trucks have come off this bit of road which is only about 200m around a bend so it happens to the best of us.
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When its wet and I go onto the tram tracks my wheels will break into a spin.

Well SmokeEA no better way to learn then first hand experience, hope you learnt a little more about your car, and glad no one got hurt, or any car damaged.

Sad bit is you did nothing wrong, but have probably been labled a HOON for your actions :0(

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Old 11-19-2003, 14:58   #6 (permalink)
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bloody hoons

seriously though, these cars are quite dangerous, I personally hate driving my car in the rain (its got crook tyres too which doesn't help), but glad no one got hrut and next time you fish tail lets hope it was intended
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Old 11-19-2003, 15:25   #7 (permalink)
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No i didnt fall asleep, but the guy who stopped to see if i was alright was worried that i was either drunk or really tired. But he quickly gathered that i was fine and that there was some oil on the road. This is not the first tiem ive had the EA sideways or do complete spins, but i usually do them in the dry under controlled conditions. I think it was lucky that ive done them and new how to control the car and prevent and damage from occuring
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Old 11-19-2003, 15:31   #8 (permalink)
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Shit that pretty extreme. Ive never had the car get sideways when going in a straight without having it kickdown or something.
Lucky nothing major happened.

I agree practise is the best way to learn.
I learnt my lesson doing fishys at 80k's down a gravel road. I landed just in between 2 big fat fenceposts with no fence.
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Old 11-19-2003, 16:07   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds like you experienced aqua plane mate, get a set of expensive tyres and it will not happen again.

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Mmm yes, Eagle F1s (GS D3 IF you can afford it ) have been mentioned a bit lately, as being really nice in the rain.. this sounds like a very unfortunate event, and I'm damned if I know how you managed to not get hit on a major road.. very lucky. There must have been oil on the road or something.. the only time mine has really stepped out (and consequently spun out of control) was when I hammered it right up to 60km/h from dead stop, then it dropped a gear really hard. But to have it happen when doing nothing wrong.. that's just not fair :(

Also, I now have G-grid tyres.. better than the old ones maybe, but really no good for wet-weather...
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