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  • #16
    Originally posted by Geordie076 View Post
    what tyres are you running with ?
    continental contact 3

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    • #17
      Originally posted by bevxracing View Post
      continental contact 3
      not a bad tyre so you can rule out that,

      as has been said the rule of thumb is slow in, smooth round , and fast out, listen to any race car on tv etc where they have incar footage (even F1) you need to balance the throttle to the grip available , hitting the throttle too early in a bend is just going to upset the handling and cause you problems (spin) even at 30mph if conditions are not good it is very easy to spin a car, heck i spun at 25mph going into the pits at a very wet Silverstone lol .
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      • #18
        Glad I'm not the only one lol. From a few of the first comments I thought it was just me haha. I'm going to look at doing a rally day for some fun then going to have a look at some lessons as I have been told you can get them to help you keep the car under control.
        Originally posted by Geordie076 View Post
        not a bad tyre so you can rule out that,

        as has been said the rule of thumb is slow in, smooth round , and fast out, listen to any race car on tv etc where they have incar footage (even F1) you need to balance the throttle to the grip available , hitting the throttle too early in a bend is just going to upset the handling and cause you problems (spin) even at 30mph if conditions are not good it is very easy to spin a car, heck i spun at 25mph going into the pits at a very wet Silverstone lol .

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        • #19
          Best way I learned to handle a FWD car was buying a 1.2 punto and absolutely hooooning it through some country lanes. Also driving in ice & snow teaches you a hell of a lot about car control, whether you like it or not!

          I went from the punto to the VXR, and all the skills are transferrable really. But when it does let go you're going much faster
          Yes Mr Officer, it's completely standard...

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          • #20
            I found my astra extremely sketchy into corners, everything feels electronic and so light compared to previous cars.
            Will take some time and just make sure, bushes, ball joints, tracking etc is all in good order. I've uprated/replaced most and its made one hell of a difference.

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            • #21
              Are we talking track driving or hooning it on the road?

              Aside from aftermarket dampers, springs and ARBs; tyre pressures make a huge difference. After you've done a few hot laps and the tyres are getting hot, check the pressures. You'll probably find they're sky high! I run 38F / 35R set cold on the road, but I use 35~32F / 30R set hot when on the track. I find on circuit, oversteer and rear end instability into corners is the biggest handling problem. Reducing the rear tyre pressures makes a huge difference.

              Just don't go too low, and remember that when the tyres cool the pressures will be too low, so you'll need to adjust them upwards again.

              Sweet_VXR, what tyres and suspension are you using?
              Astra GSi ~ VXR Injectors / VXR 80mm AFM / VXR Turbo / CDTi Airbox / TS Recirc / K&N / 3" Piper Exhaust / CS FMIC / EBC YellowStuff / Bridgestone S001 / Bilstein B12 Pro-kit / Whiteline RARB
              CS Mapped 285 BHP / 340 Ft.lbs

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              • #22
                I tend to check mirrors and signal first before turning a corner...
                ARDEN CORSA TO ARCTIC ASTRA

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by t6ngj View Post
                  I tend to check mirrors and signal first before turning a corner...
                  I assumed we were talking "taking corners" in the sense of bends on twisty roads or on circuit, not corners like junctions in the city
                  Astra GSi ~ VXR Injectors / VXR 80mm AFM / VXR Turbo / CDTi Airbox / TS Recirc / K&N / 3" Piper Exhaust / CS FMIC / EBC YellowStuff / Bridgestone S001 / Bilstein B12 Pro-kit / Whiteline RARB
                  CS Mapped 285 BHP / 340 Ft.lbs

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                  • #24
                    A good mate of mine is a traffic cop and he explained inertia and how it affects cars basically these guys are trained to take bends at ridiculous speeds and his top tip (disclaimer try at your own risk and i would advise practicing at a track day etc than on the public road) is to take the bend at one speed dont break or accelerate until you are out the bend. I have tried this myself be good to know what others think.

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                    • #25
                      Let off/brake if necessary as you come into the corner and power out the apex, doesn't change if it's street ot track imo as a corner is a corner 😊

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                      • #26
                        The key to police advance driving is to recognise the limit point and adapt your driving accordingly (check Roadcraft) and don't forget light standards/phone poles are always on the outside of corners!



                        my VXR history: Arden Corsa, Astra Nurburgring, Corsa Arctic, Evoke VXR8, Black Corsa, Silver Vectra, a long weekend with an Insignia, a chilli burger and now a siggy tourer!

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                        • #27
                          Driving smooth,y is the key...look as far as you can into the corner and learn your turn-ins, breaking points, acceleration etc. Also make sure you get your braking done before your into the corner and keep practising.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Craig 522 View Post
                            Let off/brake if necessary as you come into the corner and power out the apex, doesn't change if it's street ot track imo as a corner is a corner 😊

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                            I'd have to disagree, technique varies a lot depending on the bend. Is it a slight corner that can be taken flat out, a constant radius bend or a corner that tightens or opens up?

                            If you go in to a tightening bend at what you think is a safe speed, and then let off the throttle as it tightens, you may find yourself exiting the road backwards through a hedge...
                            Astra GSi ~ VXR Injectors / VXR 80mm AFM / VXR Turbo / CDTi Airbox / TS Recirc / K&N / 3" Piper Exhaust / CS FMIC / EBC YellowStuff / Bridgestone S001 / Bilstein B12 Pro-kit / Whiteline RARB
                            CS Mapped 285 BHP / 340 Ft.lbs

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                            • #29
                              Mate of mine had Track tuition. Said it's Better than any mod you can add to your car


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                              • #30
                                Personally I just take my foot off the accelerator and turtle wheel then accelerate when I'm about 75% round the corner and I'm straight off. :-)
                                There is always more expense!!!

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