Handling do I have to drive like a granny in the rain?
I did a search on here for "handling" only 3 threads came up this one here basically happened to me.
quite wet, raining, going 10mph max, pulling into work off a road with heavy traffic and speed bumps so wasn't going fast. Anyway turned off the road and as i straightened up the steering the car was sideways.
Now if I had planned this it would have looked totally bad ass!
Power sliding into work at 8am! good times.
I corrected it and all was well.
My concern is, I didn't plan this and I wasn't going fast. It was in 2H and the Vit is on brand new Cooper Cobra Radial G/T's (P235/60R15). 8V 1998, 3 door tintop. all stock.
had about half a tank of gas other than that the car was empty except for me. I didn't really accelerate other than normal to keep the speed constant i.e. i only applied enough power so the car wasn't just rolling around the corner.
from reading on here; Drive the car like it should be driven and all is well. I'm used to driving the new mini cooper, which sticks to the road like glue and has no/very little body roll even when pushed. I'm not driving the Vit like a low sporty car, and i can't imagine taking that turn in an any more responsible way.
Do you guys always have it in 4x4 when its raining?
I was actually looking forward to a bit of off road power sliding etc or planned sliding but not commuting through traffic
On another note, is it possible and would it improve handling if 2H was normally FWD not RWD? I tried searches on here and google but all you find is info on how to convert a 4WD to 2WD or RWD to FWD. nothing relative to keeping the car the same but normally FWD and then when 4H is selected the transfer case would engaged rear wheels. Any thoughts, has it been done, is it impossible?
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