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ACS clarification wanted, and cornering tips..... (archive)

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Posted by Spartacus on February 02, 2001 at 04:20:01:

In Reply to: ASC?? I just did a 180 posted by S---K on February 01, 2001 at 23:08:13:

I thought ACS only takes power away. Does it apply brakes too? I thought DSC does both, but ACS only takes power away, which in my mind can be bad for those wanting to correct to get out of trouble as there might be no power as long as the gas is pressed still decently. A few times, its taken over 3 seconds to get power back even though the gas was reduced, not chopped.

After learning to ride a sportbike pretty well, I use the same technique for cars too. A few tips.

1.Finish gear changes and braking before entering the turn, and go through the turn smoothly, while applying power smoothly too. Accelerate through the turn, which also keeps suspensions stable and minimized weight transfer while in the curve. This all assumes you have slowed down enough before the entry. If you go in too hot, ease off the gas slowly and cocentrate on steering, all while keeping your eyes on where you want to go, not where you dont want to go. "Target fixation" is a bad thing. You look at the curb you want to avoid, most likely you will go into it.

2. Avoid playing in the wet. :)

3. Learn each curve before playing in it. Find the slippery spots, paint, and most of all, pot holes and bumps. If the tires have changed, or the vehicle has changed, treat it as a new curve even though you have taken it many times before.

Hope this helps anyone reading it, and please feel free to discuss any point so we can all learn.

NOTE: point 2 does not apply if it is a big open space or parking lot with nothing nearby.

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