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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2400 on: November 25, 2018, 02:59:06 pm »
LOLS- Idiot spins a Tesla 3 at 130mph

Highlights:
-just after start calls Wendover "a hole"
- :45 lame music for a run up to 154mph
- 2:00 starts another run
- 2:40 starts to spin and drives like a tard


 :pullover: Clickbait alert  :pullover: He's down to 70 or 80 by the time he really starts to spin, and it kinda looks like he did that intentionally.

He could definitely be a lot more idiotic though. He was smart enough to go to a safe place to do it and didn't panic and overcorrect like most people probably would.

The acceleration on those things is still pretty mind blowing, especially with such little noise to go with it.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2401 on: November 25, 2018, 03:05:42 pm »
If I were thrown into a high-speed slide on like a frozen lake or other large, slippery surface, I may have just rode it out like he did, too.  Sometimes trying to correct a big, gentle slide will put you in a worse position (or at least more hectic one) than just riding it out and letting the vehicle come to its own rest.

I've never driven on salt, though.

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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2402 on: November 25, 2018, 03:08:55 pm »
If I were thrown into a high-speed slide on like a frozen lake or other large, slippery surface, I may have just rode it out like he did, too.  Sometimes trying to correct a big, gentle slide will put you in a worse position (or at least more hectic one) than just riding it out and letting the vehicle come to its own rest.

I've never driven on salt, though.

Yeah, the more I watch it, the more I think he actually knows what he's doing lol. But I've also never driven on salt so I'm no expert.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2403 on: November 25, 2018, 04:40:32 pm »
No, he doesn't.

They also think that salt flat racing is oval track racing? :facepalm:
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« Reply #2404 on: November 25, 2018, 04:42:23 pm »
No, he doesn't.

They also think that salt flat racing is oval track racing? :facepalm:

Yeah, was kinda wondering why he was talking about an oval...? :lol:

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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2405 on: November 25, 2018, 04:47:33 pm »
If I were thrown into a high-speed slide on like a frozen lake or other large, slippery surface, I may have just rode it out like he did, too.  Sometimes trying to correct a big, gentle slide will put you in a worse position (or at least more hectic one) than just riding it out and letting the vehicle come to its own rest.

I've never driven on salt, though.

From the way its been described, its a lot like a well packed crushed gravel drive, but a lot slippier once you start to slide.
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« Reply #2406 on: November 25, 2018, 04:48:20 pm »
From the way its been described, its a lot like a well packed crushed gravel drive, but a lot slippier once you start to slide.

Biggest concern then would be side-slapping a nice deep rut.

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« Reply #2407 on: November 25, 2018, 04:53:58 pm »
Biggest concern then would be side-slapping a nice deep rut.

Yeah, at speed that could flip you real quick.
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« Reply #2408 on: November 25, 2018, 04:55:18 pm »
Yeah, at speed that could flip you real quick.

Not with the Tesla's #amazing low CoG!

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« Reply #2409 on: November 25, 2018, 05:07:08 pm »
Not with the Tesla's #amazing low CoG!

Notice that the stability control shut down either during or directly after the slide.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2410 on: November 25, 2018, 05:12:30 pm »
Notice that the stability control shut down either during or directly after the slide.

Seems kinda ironic... :lol:

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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2411 on: November 25, 2018, 05:13:09 pm »
:pullover: Clickbait alert  :pullover: He's down to 70 or 80 by the time he really starts to spin, and it kinda looks like he did that intentionally.

He could definitely be a lot more idiotic though. He was smart enough to go to a safe place to do it and didn't panic and overcorrect like most people probably would.

The acceleration on those things is still pretty mind blowing, especially with such little noise to go with it.

Watched it a couple more times.

He loses the rear end at 138. A moment later, some sort of notification pops up on the screen. Its too small for me to read. Nice to know that even in the event of a spin at 130 MPH, the warning notices don't take up too much screen space to let you still have the stupid thumbnail of album cover from the Top Gun soundtrack unobstructed.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2412 on: November 25, 2018, 06:38:43 pm »
From the way its been described, its a lot like a well packed crushed gravel drive, but a lot slippier once you start to slide.

Yeah, basically. They prep a couple of sections of straightaways for the land speed runs, but the Tesla driver wasn't on those. So he probably hit a rut/bump which caused the rear end to lose grip.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2413 on: November 25, 2018, 08:41:42 pm »
From the way its been described, its a lot like a well packed crushed gravel drive, but a lot slippier once you start to slide.

More like super compact sand. And yes it's retarded to go this fast on a section you haven't surveyed first.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2414 on: November 28, 2018, 11:22:10 am »
The car did well though.
Putting music on was lame.
Putting on a hackneyed, clichéd track from a 30-year-old movie was double-lame.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2415 on: November 28, 2018, 11:47:20 am »
I would never do that with any Tesla. 
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2416 on: November 28, 2018, 03:18:10 pm »
I would never do that with any Tesla. 

I wonder if he knows how much effort it takes to clean the salt off. Hopefully the electronics are well-protected.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2417 on: November 28, 2018, 10:16:37 pm »
Mostly Tesla’s multitude of issues with suspension geometry due to their shitty body in white construction
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2418 on: December 04, 2018, 06:40:44 am »
Coilovers was away all design sins. Very nice that it only takes 18s to fill the wells.

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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2419 on: December 04, 2018, 06:42:59 am »
You don't need coilovers if you cut the springs just right.
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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2420 on: December 05, 2018, 05:27:17 pm »
Coilovers was[h] away all design sins.

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Do they though? Do they?

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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2421 on: December 05, 2018, 07:04:49 pm »
Yes

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Re: Model 3 still on track for 2017?
« Reply #2422 on: December 05, 2018, 07:53:36 pm »