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Forum: General Automotive Discussion 04-04-2017, 08:14 AM
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Views: 32,397
Posted By Drivemaster
Might I inquire as to how those electronic...

Might I inquire as to how those electronic "gimmicks" interfere with your driving?

Anyhow, trying to turn them off as default might have the repercussion of turning off other systems like ABS or...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 02-08-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,822
Posted By Drivemaster
Emergency Braking

When last I wrote here, I addressed the subject of limit-handling. A much more common sub-type of such maneuvering is sudden braking. Even the most vigilant of drivers can be made to stop in a hurry,...
Forum: Racing / Motorsports 12-21-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,136
Posted By Drivemaster
Controling a car at the limit

This isn't a response to some banter on the board, as I normally do. It's just a follow-up on my previous topic on how to keep the car off of the limit of adhesion as much as possible, which is very...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 12-04-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 55,226
Posted By Drivemaster
True. I'd also try not to raise the car's Center...

True. I'd also try not to raise the car's Center of Gravity too much.

Also, I'd hate to have my head basged against that hood as a pedestrian, given the heavy block of metal directly beneath it....
Forum: New Members 11-15-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379,036
Posted By Drivemaster
Looking back at the sheer amount of words I...

Looking back at the sheer amount of words I wrote, that statement is not unfair.

I think the main issue is that I am a driving enthusiast much more so than a car enthusiast. I drive different...
Forum: Racing / Motorsports 11-14-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,473
Posted By Drivemaster
F3 standardized Single-Seater. Puts all...

F3 standardized Single-Seater.

Puts all closed-wheel cars to shame. Particularly around the curvy bits, which are the most important and most enjoyable anyway.
Forum: Racing / Motorsports 11-14-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,473
Posted By Drivemaster
Formula-3 standardized Single-Seater. It...

Formula-3 standardized Single-Seater.

It practically puts any closed-wheel vehicle to shame, particularly on the curvy bits, which are the ones that really matter and are the most fun.
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 11-14-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 55,226
Posted By Drivemaster
Fair enough. Allow me to rephrase:...

Fair enough.



Allow me to rephrase: Anti-Lock Brakes are better than lockable brakes on any vehicle. That actually does include airplanes, where ABS (then Anti-Blockier System in German, hence...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 10-30-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 55,226
Posted By Drivemaster
Well, its possible to drive without starter...

Well, its possible to drive without starter motors or even steering wheels, but I've yet to see people going about cranking their cars up and than using a tiller....

Now, to be fair, yes, the need...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 10-28-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 55,226
Posted By Drivemaster
A/C and ABS? How will you keep cool when...

A/C and ABS?

How will you keep cool when it's hot? How will you defrost the windshield when it's cold?

I won't even begin talking about the significance of ABS.
Forum: Off Topic 09-08-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,658
Posted By Drivemaster
First, we need to get a clear image of your...

First, we need to get a clear image of your reservations from the car. You did point out the drivetrain as a flaw, and made a remark about it being slow - so that is a gripe with the car's...
Forum: Racing / Motorsports 08-06-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,037
Posted By Drivemaster
Handling a car off or at the limit

We had a couple of discussions about vehicle choice where power and steering response were presented as something to be mindful of, particularly in relation to the drivetrain layout.

As a coach,...
Forum: Looking to Buy 08-06-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By Drivemaster
A "Beamer" isn't a bad option. All-Wheel...

A "Beamer" isn't a bad option.

All-Wheel Drive isn't nessecarily the same as faster and safer and certainly not more comfy. The drivetrain layout required means additional weight which isn't going...
Forum: General Auto Repair 07-20-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By Drivemaster
Whatever the exact component may be, the...

Whatever the exact component may be, the description of what the entire linkd does sounds accurate, especially considering the description of car instability.

You'd be amazed at the amount of...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 07-14-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,398
Posted By Drivemaster
It's a legislation difference, I suppose....

It's a legislation difference, I suppose. European regulations do require wipers and washers. It came to my mind more than leveling because HID lights are very poor when they reflect through water...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 07-13-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,398
Posted By Drivemaster
There's a truth in it. Factory HID's are not...

There's a truth in it.

Factory HID's are not only well focused, they also must come with sprinklers and wipers for the headlights, because otherwise it can get very dazzling.

I also dislike...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 07-09-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,092
Posted By Drivemaster
True that. At any rate I'd at least do that...

True that.

At any rate I'd at least do that before doing anything to the drivetrain. Adding more power (and weight, if it's a heavier drivetrain) without the matching ability to stop it is...
Forum: Looking to Buy 06-30-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By Drivemaster
Also very true. The fashion of stiffening up...

Also very true.

The fashion of stiffening up cars anyway comes from race-cars, but these need very stiff suspension to not sag under the aero downforce and not roll over the slicks, and they run...
Forum: Looking to Buy 06-28-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By Drivemaster
True that. And just to add to that: There's...

True that.

And just to add to that: There's a logical order to modifications, and in that order the drivetrain always comes LAST.

You have to first adjust the driver, the human-machine...
Forum: Looking to Buy 06-28-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By Drivemaster
Professional race cars like single seaters (but...

Professional race cars like single seaters (but touring cars manage much the same) do about 5mpg...
Forum: New Members 06-24-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379,036
Posted By Drivemaster
Why argue what you can discuss... :) Well,...

Why argue what you can discuss... :)

Well, cornering forces do peak at ten degrees "slip" angle (it's a misnomer anyway) although it sounds like numbers for a road car with road tires and it also...
Forum: New Members 06-23-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379,036
Posted By Drivemaster
Well, professional racing cars are rear-wheel...

Well, professional racing cars are rear-wheel driven but that's because they need good acceleration above everything else. When the racing car pulls off of the line, a rearward weight transfer occurs...
Forum: New Members 06-22-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379,036
Posted By Drivemaster
Might I inquire as to why the OP (and indeed...

Might I inquire as to why the OP (and indeed everyone around here) wants rear-wheel driven road cars?

You're not going to get very broadside on the road, especially with modern traction controls.
Forum: Looking to Buy 06-21-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Drivemaster
Unless you are an acomplished drifting driver,...

Unless you are an acomplished drifting driver, car control guru or fast racetrack driver, what is your ressistance to front-wheel driven cars?

The point of rear-wheel drive is that driveline...
Forum: Interior 06-14-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,062
Posted By Drivemaster
Seating adjustments in the car

After a couple of threads posted by tall drivers concerned in fitting into car, I've decided to write a piece on the subject of positioning the seat properly from a view of both ergonomics and...
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