In Reply to: NEW TIRES posted by frank on August 24, 2000 at 14:42:10:
How do you all take corners sooo fast? Ever since I slid from taking a corner to fast I'm too shitted incase the backend gives way.
I heard so many people say the M3 has very good handling yet I seem to slide all ove the place. Am I doing something wrong? or does it just take practice to stop it from sliding.
new tires and bigger wheels make a major difference.
I've spun both rear tires off at the same time-because i was drunk-
there is a major difference with new tires, but i still have problems staying straight in the rain.
Hmmm... the car shouldn't spin on you without giving any notice. Learn the limits of the car in a safe environment with an instructor. Good tires may raise the handling limits, but that only means when you DO hit the limit, things will be moving by that much faster.
NEVER JUST HIT THE BRAKES IF THE BACK END STARTS COMING AROUND. That is rule #1.
Autocrossing and track days are great fun. Seriously.