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Z's turn radius and Traction control.

trying to think how to describe this properly. I think its called "Turn radius" the z's is sometihng else. I was turning to the right and i turned the car

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Old 07-09-2009, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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trying to think how to describe this properly. I think its called "Turn radius" the z's is sometihng else.

I was turning to the right and i turned the car so far i did a little curb job on my rear wheel, theres a scratch there now but it takes forever to find it. I thought i was miles away from the curb but only thing i can suspect is the turn radius is so sharp/narrow i pushed my self into the curb.

Another thing i noticed. I was in 3rd gear and when i hit 60mph while pushing the pedal down 60percent the traction control light came on. The light with a car driving over windy road, i assume thats traction control.

But why would it come on not at 40mph but at 60mph? The road does not have rocks, its not a pefect road but a standard unkept california highway.

oh yeah adding this, i was going straight, i was not doing any thing goofey, the car had very solid footing.
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I get the trac light every so often nailing it on minor bumps in the road... easy solution, turn the trac off

the U-turn ability is AMAZING. When I first bought mine, I would take u-turns and scare people in the right hand lane doing them too... they'd start panic'ing thinking that I was going to hit them... had to stop that... might cause an accident.
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Thanks to a short wheelbase and excellent turning, the Z probably has the best turning circle diameter you'll see in a car of it's price range and ability.
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I get the trac light every so often nailing it on minor bumps in the road... easy solution, turn the trac off
Even with traction contro off, that light still comes on when you break the rear tires loose.
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im not looking to turn off the traction control. i like it on.
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playing it safe huh? where's the fun in that?
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The fun part is that you can drive the car for another day.
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^^^^^^^^Couldnt agree more.
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Umm while the traction control is not bad on the car - i would not drive w/ it on for too much longer after discovering the limits of the car..
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Even with traction contro off, that light still comes on when you break the rear tires loose.

Humm...mine doesn't...
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