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callmedave

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Just reading the thread about how driving a slow(er)car for a while can make your car feel faster,

What other ingenious methods do you know or have heard people say?

'folding down the rear seats lowers the centre of gravity'
'pressing the clutch lightly allows the engine to rev more - therefore its faster'

any more? smile


Callmedave

funkyrobot

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Driving downhill.

Catweazle

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Only drive downhill.

ohtari

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Pulling off the back box and winding down the windows seemed to do it for my cousins old polo hehe

FourWheelDrift

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Open all the windows.
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Max_Torque

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shut your eyes, and keep em shut................. ***


(***disclaimer: don't actually do this!)

Crow555

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£4.99 Ebay resistor "upgrade". +10 mpg, +25bhp.

G0ldfysh

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150 months

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Drive something else much slower

mrmr96

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97 months

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callmedave said:
'folding down the rear seats lowers the centre of gravity'
Also "open the glove box" (for the same effect).

Proper ways would be to strip some weight out, so have a st before you go for a drive. Maybe even drive naked, to save the weight of your clothes. And have a skin head hair cut. All of this applies to your passengers too.

Also, over inflate your tyres for that "on the edge" handling feeling.

RobCrezz

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Cadence clutching hehe

FourWheelDrift

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Bouncing in the drivers seat, if you can get your passengers to do the same you get a multiple increase in speed.

kambites

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RobCrezz said:
Cadence clutching hehe
That was one of the OP's examples tongue out

ashleyqprw12

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25" rims!!

Kozy

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Lean forward.

Major Fallout

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Drive your OWN car slowly for a few weeks.

firman

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86 months

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Can't believe no one has mentioned this yet! http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

0a

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Turning on the blowers (of the car) at full blast makes it seem 'smoother'.

Hammerhead

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10 mins of QT in the can before driving. "Add lightness" hehe

LittleSwill

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Press the accelerator

hesnotthemessiah

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Put your windcreen wipers on full blast. biggrin
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