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'other' ways to make your car faster?

'other' ways to make your car faster?

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callmedave

Original Poster:

2,453 posts

58 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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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

13,626 posts

141 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Driving downhill.

Catweazle

572 posts

55 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Only drive downhill.

ohtari

805 posts

57 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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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

69,628 posts

197 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Open all the windows.
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Max_Torque

10,707 posts

130 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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shut your eyes, and keep em shut................. ***


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

Crow555

1,037 posts

107 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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£4.99 Ebay resistor "upgrade". +10 mpg, +25bhp.

G0ldfysh

3,144 posts

170 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Drive something else much slower

mrmr96

13,736 posts

117 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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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

7,873 posts

121 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Cadence clutching hehe

FourWheelDrift

69,628 posts

197 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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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

50,109 posts

134 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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RobCrezz said:
Cadence clutching hehe
That was one of the OP's examples tongue out

ashleyqprw12

161 posts

60 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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25" rims!!

Kozy

3,114 posts

131 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Lean forward.

Major Fallout

5,112 posts

144 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Drive your OWN car slowly for a few weeks.

firman

1,399 posts

106 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Can't believe no one has mentioned this yet! http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

0a

18,065 posts

107 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Turning on the blowers (of the car) at full blast makes it seem 'smoother'.

Hammerhead

2,083 posts

167 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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10 mins of QT in the can before driving. "Add lightness" hehe

LittleSwill

264 posts

125 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Press the accelerator

hesnotthemessiah

2,121 posts

117 months

Friday 22nd June 2012
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Put your windcreen wipers on full blast. biggrin