Where can I find out all about street racing and the lingo?
Question: My friends all street race. It sounds like a lot of fun, but I REALLY wish I knew what they were talking about. Now, I'm not saying I'm GOING to street race, but I WOULD like to know what they're talking about. What site will tell me what everything is, such as understeering, oversteering, what exactly torque is, and EVERYTHING else?
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all there is to say about street racing, is you learn from experience and if ur friends are just racing in a straight line why in the hell are they talking about oversteering for. but get out there and street race with your friends its the best way to learn, also be careful when laying down money thats if yall race for money, because it is way to easy to take advantage of a new racer. but keep in mind it is illegal and the penalties are strict, not to mention you can kill people, but you will learn more about racing by goin to a track and for 15-20$ get to drive as fast aas you can without getting a ticket, or killing ne one, also the people at the track know way more about cars then any street racewr will ever know. go to the track instead, 3 people died last month in a street racing accident and the 2 survivors are looking at 20 years so keep that in mind man alot of lives are ruined by idiots like ur friends driving around in their slow *** acura and civics thinking there fast. but in reality they only appear fast becasue everyone else around them drives the speed limit and they driver 20 over. a integra will run a 16 second 1/4 mile, wow a 2007 yukon will run that congraduation you can run with a 4000 lbs suv
Street racing - racing for people without the skill or brains to actually race? This might be the only context where drifting (ie, finding one of the slowest ways, albeit rather stylish ways, to go through a corner) would make sense. In real racing of course, it would be absolute stupidity to try and go through a corner slower than your competition... but in street racing, where you are always a breath away from killing yourself or some innocent bystander while driving badly; in that context it does seem to make a lot of sense. And I suppose the more street racers that crash while slowly going sideways means more street racers that are less likely to hurt someone else, so that's probably a good thing. I might also suggest racing only in reverse? This is also extremely slow, but much less stupid than street racing. Yes, I realize it is probably too smart for the street racing crowd, but hey, why not suggest it since we're talking about how to go slow. All you have to do to drift is put the car into an extreme oversteer situation and then balance it there by throttle steering. You can put it in that situation either by suspension setup or by managing the weight balance as a driver; most likely a combination of the two. But if you don't know how to tune the suspension or induce oversteer/understeer as a driver, then you would be much better served by going to a track and trying out some real racing and learning how to drive... you'll be much better in the long run, will greatly reduce your chances of hurting yourself (and completely minimize the change of hurting others), and you'll actually learn how to drive. And you can learn how to drift too, although if you are really into racing, you may actually find you prefer going as fast as possible through the corners.
well it's not hard, any site on cars would explain that stuff, and as for your friends that do it, you may not want to be there with em, cuz thats not only illeagal, but it's dangerous, and they can get ppl kill'd other then themselves, but a passerby who could be a mother or father of two.....anything can happen, but if you want the lingo , just watch fast and furious, or read into nascar, or just watch a few documentaries, or ask 1 of your friends, if there really a friend they'll tell you, if they dont know ask some1 else, or tell em to find out for you, cuz they should know everything of what there getting themselves into
Need for speed undercover has street racing and modifiable/real cars. Test Drive Unlimited has LOADS of cars and bikes and it is set on a beautiful hawaiian island. Lovely game. try it. its been out for some time but it is a good game.
Find a website/ forum that talk about your car like mazdas247.com (thats mine, not for street racing but anything to do with my MSP) and you will be able to learn anything you want about your car or modding it in any way.
Absolutely not. Generally speaking, the people into street racing are the least experienced drivers on the road. Also, they tend to "modify" (a more accurate term would be butcher) their car in substandard way that actually make the car more dangerous. Racing that you see in the movies like the "fast and the furious" is highly planned out sequesnces of events performed by PROFESSIONAL stunt drivers. The cars are modified by professionals that understand that racing a car increases the demands placed on a car and these professionals put thousands of dollars worth of parts on these cars to upgrade them for that specific purpose. Little Tommy in his "bling-bling" Honda with the neon lights, crack-dealer wheels and tires, and fart can will most likely get himself and others injuried or killed trying to drive like a race car driver. There is a reason only the big dogs sit on the front porch.
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