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ASC?? I just did a 180 (archive)

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Posted by S---K on February 01, 2001 at 23:08:13:

Holy smokes. I just barely managed to prevent a total
360 and did a 180 instead. I was going around this corner
that I used to take around 50 MPH in my 325i, well I figured
my M should be much more smooth. I tried the corner at 55 to 60 MPH, if even that. Let me say that I am not a professional driver but I have attended the BMWCCA's driving
school.

Then next thing I feel the back end starting to brake loose. I countered steered and the did a reverse 180. Let me explain this part. It was a left hand turn so I felt the
back end coming around on the right. I put on the brakes and
countersteered this is when the car's rear end swung back to the left. The rear end swung 180 degress so I ended up facing the wrong way on the road.

Anyways, what's up with the ASC. I thought this is what is was for to stop the oversterring?

I took out my spare tire, now shouldn't this cause more understeer instead of oversteer (since I took some weight off the back end?).

Also, the pavement was absolutely dry. I have already learned my lesson about driving fast in the wet.


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