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View Poll Results: Does your torso sway when you corner in your Saturn?
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Old 05-20-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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Dazed Do you "sway" when cornering?

I find it fun to "lean" my upper torso into the turn when I'm cornering in my Saturn. Anyone else do this? I've had more opportunity to do it now that it's Summer and all 4 struts were replaced by KYBs. PLUS it's just plain FUN! I love takin' tight country curves at 50mph+ !
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Yeah on my 21-speed bicycle, I tend to lean into most turns...
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Old 05-20-2003, 03:17 PM   #3
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Trying to be as least prejudice as I can, I notice that most 'foreigners' lean their little cars into every corner. Only when there are over 10 people in the car!

As for myself, I try not to pretend that I'm in a boat!
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Old 05-20-2003, 04:47 PM   #4
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no. in a car, leaning your torso into a turn messes up your point of view which is bad. mmkay. doesn't everybody read books on autocross and road racing driving techniques? or just me...
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Old 05-20-2003, 06:52 PM   #5
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Only when there are other people in the car. That way they know I'm REALLY not going to slow down when I take that corner
 
Old 05-20-2003, 11:38 PM   #6
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In order to maximieze turns I make all passengers hang out of the windows on the turn in side...


To date, none of the passengers killed has complained.
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no, thats too much work
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Old 05-21-2003, 01:57 AM   #8
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meh i just put both hands on the wheel and go up high then cut down into the corner and come out high stupid people just cut the corner and almost curb it or have to hammer on the brakes its funny. i just keep on the gas and never look back. pass so many people doing that.
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Old 05-22-2003, 09:08 AM   #9
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no. in a car, leaning your torso into a turn messes up your point of view which is bad. mmkay. doesn't everybody read books on autocross and road racing driving techniques? or just me...
I'm with eric on this one... that's one of the reason autocrossers... and other racers for that matter.. get 4-5 point harnesses... to latch themselves into the seat so they don't bounce around... that and for safety of course... ever sat in a racing bucket seat? you have little to no lateral movement.. it's the way it should be... quite frankly I prefer not moving... being held in place, when you can feel the car pulling on you, is kinda cool..

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I generally don't corner that hard since I like my tires with tread and all... I suppose that in some situations, I tend to 'lean' into the turn moreso to keep upright when fighting the serious g forces from the Saturn's cornering prowess.
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In order to maximieze turns I make all passengers hang out of the windows on the turn in side...


To date, none of the passengers killed has complained.
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Don't know about swaying, but everybody on the sidewalk gets out of my way!
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You HAD to bring up those damn sidewalks!!! Well its not the sidewalks that kills my car, but those damn curbs. I have hit too many to think of. Austin saw my worst curb hit, I took out both right side tires AND rims on a jagged curb.. Yeah that one hurt.
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use peds as apex markers. if you're really good you can get the inside rear tire to lift in the turn and carry it over their foot without crushing their toes.
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I see a lot of Neons doing that......Saturn can too, but not that obvious, or not hard enough?

The sway bar in SL2 does help, doesn't it?
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