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Old 02-25-2006, 02:45 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I am new to driving (less than 5 months) and according to people I am "really good". I want to know what sites you suggest to learn more """""""advanced""""""" things, I think it is better to get started now.

Plus I want to have some info so I dont look like an idiot here
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Old 02-25-2006, 04:44 AM   #2
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Put your flame suit on kid.


Learn the basics first, learn it so well it becomes boring then start practicing the """""""advanced""""""" things.


Experience counts in both women and cars.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:25 AM   #3
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For once Greek ol boy, you said somethin that made sense
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:25 AM   #4
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Yeah I like that quote too, lol...I'd suggest reading howstuffworks.com's auto section, they've got some lots of stuff there, and "How Cars Work" by Tom Newton...I remember reading it a couple of years ago, and it had some good information on how cars work
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:31 AM   #5
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haha. It's true but.
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:03 PM   #6
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Hey guys, I am new to driving (less than 5 months) and according to people I am "really good". I want to know what sites you suggest to learn more """""""advanced""""""" things, I think it is better to get started now.

Plus I want to have some info so I dont look like an idiot here
If your talking about learning about how a car works, I also have to recommend howstuffworks.com. If you mean actual """"""advanced""""" driving techniques, I don't care how good you are, with less then 5 months of expieriance under your belt, you're still learning the basics.

If you really insist on it, the SCCA has an event called Solo II. It is open to all types of cars, not matter how fast or slow. It is basically a cone course set up in large parking lots that you run by yourself (hence the name Solo). I hear that speeds rarely exceed 60 m.p.h. There are awards given out to the winners of each class, but it seems to be more about learning. It is safe and relatively cheap. I plan on signing up for an event or two this summer. More info at http://www.scca.com/Solo/Solo2.asp?IdS=006E11-4030250&x=050|030&~=
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:31 AM   #7
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5 months and he's already a pro, damn, i been driving for 2 years... i better get into formula d then....
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:45 AM   #8
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Hey guys, I am new to driving (less than 5 months) and according to people I am "really good". I want to know what sites you suggest to learn more """""""advanced""""""" things, I think it is better to get started now.

Plus I want to have some info so I dont look like an idiot here

A few minor questions I want to get out of the way I have.
How many people consider you really good?
what do they think really good is?
what kind of car you driving?
manual or automatic?
why do you think its better to get started now?
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:46 AM   #9
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A few minor questions I want to get out of the way I have.
How many people consider you really good?
what do they think really good is?
what kind of car you driving?
manual or automatic?
why do you think its better to get started now?
I don't think he's coming back
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:49 AM   #10
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A few minor questions I want to get out of the way I have.
How many people consider you really good?

Like 7 ish, the people that taught me to drive, etc.
what do they think really good is?

Dunno. I just know they said "for someone who has only driven about 5 months, I am "really good" "

what kind of car you driving?

98 nissan altima

manual or automatic?

auto :P

why do you think its better to get started now?

Because its better to have good habits down. By advanced I dnt only mean "burnouts and drifting". I also mean, what to do if I need to stop REALLY fast, when to use "overdrive", etc/
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Because its better to have good habits down. By advanced I dnt only mean "burnouts and drifting". I also mean, what to do if I need to stop REALLY fast, when to use "overdrive", etc/

to stop really fast hmmm let me think, its funny that your a good driver and you were taught by 7 people and not one person covered this. Let me be the first to help you:

step 1: put your foot on the break (the one next to the gas)
step 2: try to move out of the way if you can't stop in time and its safe
step 3: there really isn't a step three there shouldn't even be a step two, so step three is pray to god you don't hit that car, wall, tree, ect...

I don't think you build good habits by trick driving.
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:01 AM   #12
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to stop really fast hmmm let me think, its funny that your a good driver and you were taught by 7 people and not one person covered this. Let me be the first to help you:

step 1: put your foot on the break (the one next to the gas)
step 2: try to move out of the way if you can't stop in time and its safe
step 3: there really isn't a step three there shouldn't even be a step two, so step three is pray to god you don't hit that car, wall, tree, ect...

I don't think you build good habits by trick driving.


OH!

I forgot that the best thing to do on a one lane street, freeway, intersection, etc, is to slam the breaks and swerve into another lane!

Oh wait! Or I could switch into [2] and apply the break, or into [1] if I really need to.
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to stop really fast hmmm let me think, its funny that your a good driver and you were taught by 7 people and not one person covered this. Let me be the first to help you:

step 1: put your foot on the break (the one next to the gas)
step 2: try to move out of the way if you can't stop in time and its safe
step 3: there really isn't a step three there shouldn't even be a step two, so step three is pray to god you don't hit that car, wall, tree, ect...

I don't think you build good habits by trick driving.
I always thought that unless your car has ABS, to stop without swerving like crazy you had to let off on the brakes and just lightly tap the gas?
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:06 AM   #14
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OH!

I forgot that the best thing to do on a one lane street, freeway, intersection, etc, is to slam the breaks and swerve into another lane!

Oh wait! Or I could switch into [2] and apply the break, or into [1] if I really need to.

are you stupid or retarded if you will notice I wrote this:

TRY to move out of the way if you can't stop in time AND IF ITS SAFE

I put them capitalized and in bold because obviously you need help reading.
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:07 AM   #15
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I always thought that unless your car has ABS, to stop without swerving like crazy you had to let off on the brakes and just lightly tap the gas?

I never said slam on the breaks I just said step on the breaks wink wink
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