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    Thread: Corvette fail video - Is it really that hard to keep it going straight ?

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      10-10-2012 02:51 AM #26
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      10-10-2012 05:45 AM #27
      Some people treat the throttle pedal like a digital switch on a controller...

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      10-10-2012 08:28 AM #28
      ITT: Average drivers turning off stability control

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      Kids, keep the squiggly tire light off.

      Oh, and IMO, just keep SC on until you can drive a car at the limit without engaging the system. For some cars with performance traction systems, like the Corvette, your're going to be going faster with it on than off regardless of skill level because the system actually helps create yaw.

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      10-10-2012 08:33 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      For some cars with performance traction systems, like the Corvette, your're going to be going faster with it on than off regardless of skill level because the system actually helps create yaw.
      No it doesn't. PTM is just a racecar-like traction control system. You can floor it out of corners and let the computer do the work.

      My C5 didn't have stability control. It made me learn real quick.

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      10-10-2012 08:35 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      No it doesn't. PTM is just a racecar-like traction control system. You can floor it out of corners and let the computer do the work.

      My C5 didn't have stability control. It made me learn real quick.
      PTM does yaw control. I've experienced it.

      edit: By the way, on my 6MT CTS-V, that's all it does. It needs the auto transmission to do the torque management for corner exits.
      Last edited by curvedinfinity; 10-10-2012 at 08:40 AM.

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      10-10-2012 08:43 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      PTM does yaw control. I've experienced it.

      edit: By the way, on my 6MT CTS-V, that's all it does. It needs the auto transmission to do the torque management for corner exits.
      There's a difference between yaw control and creating yaw though.

    7. 10-10-2012 08:45 AM #32
      First lesson learned in that video: DO NOT STAND OUTSIDE A CARS AND COFFEE!

      That is mostly sudden on and off throttle applications applied to limited talent. Apply the throttle smoothly, not stomping, remove the same way.

      Listen to the master about smoothness:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5rpFXdWtK4

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      10-10-2012 09:14 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      There's a difference between yaw control and creating yaw though.
      I'm not 100% on whether it creates yaw, but I have a feeling I've read it and I'm pretty sure I've experienced it.

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      10-10-2012 09:18 AM #34
      The only opportunity I've ever had to drive a C6, it happened to be February and snowing heavily.

      The car was a Grand Sport with bald summer tires. Overall not bad (traction control on!).

      I did have to salt the driveway very well and block the wheels so it wouldnt slide out of the driveway into the street when parked.


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      10-10-2012 09:19 AM #35
      That's what happens when people don't know how to handle RWD and that much power
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      10-10-2012 09:39 AM #36
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