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left foot braking explained
Jun 23rd, 2018 at 4:46am
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LFB RWD:

Many people say t doesn't apply to rwd. I disagree.
Apparently, these guys also see the merit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0KJeW0UkLI
  

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Reply #1 - Jun 24th, 2018 at 10:09pm
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Just found this little gem... a lot of what they talk about related to RWD even though they the video is about driving a FWD. @ 2:00 minutes the discussion of RWD begins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZN1aP1o_m8
  

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Reply #2 - Aug 27th, 2018 at 12:23pm
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Fairly stated …. but the vid doesn't go far enough...… no explanation of how to train yourself to do it. WE tend to be very heavy with our left feet because all the clutch work is done there. A good start though … it prompts further inquiry.
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 27th, 2018 at 12:24pm
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Not really a new member.... should be an old member if I could remember my old login password.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 10th, 2018 at 8:54pm
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I heard that this came from the Audi Quatro racing.  they did it to keep the turbos spun up to avoid turbo lag after a corner.

I would think that just slowing down a little in a curve is done perhaps even more easily with throttle control.  But I'm not a dirt racer.  I could be wrong.  It's just that my left foot isn't as finely controllable as the right.
  

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Reply #5 - Sep 16th, 2018 at 8:45pm
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Point taken on dirt track racing. NASCAR is looking into at committee level , should they add dirt track to their tour inclusive season forward of 2020.

  

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Reply #6 - Sep 17th, 2018 at 12:53pm
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LFB and boosted gas powered cars. This summer I drove a couple (mini cooper & Audi 2.0T) and found lfb not working well at full boost. The brakes went weak. I also tried briefly on gravel  in a n/a fwd focus and found the brakes went weak. Makes me want to reconsider driving technique and be less reliant on LFB.
  

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Reply #7 - Jan 16th, 2019 at 4:46pm
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This is excellent. I just signed up for rally school w my 944 this March. Going to start practicing.
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 3rd, 2019 at 3:50pm
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Really?So awesome!
I loved my 944 on dirt.
My only 3 complaints were:
The mud and gravel takes its tow on the car and eventually it'll rust & degrade.
The rear suspension would bottom out occasionally (too soft or not enough travel/ride height) on bigger hits (thats with 2 men, 2 spares, lots of tools).
I found my front end got "light" at around 70 miles per hour on gravel and I struggled to drive it faster than that (on gravel) because the front end didn't feel sure-footed. Perhaps an alignment problem... but despite impeccable road feel at higher speeds, this was an issue for me off road. It's possible skinnier tires are the best solution.

Please keep us abreast of your experiences & post those pics! Wink



  

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Reply #9 - Feb 3rd, 2019 at 4:03pm
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Also you might find dust coming into the cab is a problem. It was a major problem for us. Typical solution is to seal the cab and run A/C on recirculate but the problem remained. I eventually built HVAC filter under the hood and filled some cavities in the body with expanding foam. And added a air intake dam on the roof as you can kind of see in this pic. It all helped considerably.

This pic taken a day I barely dodged a head to head collision with an Audi in the lovely hills near Banff, Alberta, Canada.

  

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