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Pop-a-wheelie

Postby DaveMk1 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:25 pm

It would seem he's leaned so far forward in the seat that he'd never be able to get the front off the floor but check him out.

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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby JoeE » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:56 am

You have to lean forward to look ahead, right?
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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby kjohnson » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:03 am

With the engine at the complete wrong end of the car he has to lean forward to keep the front end down under normal driving. It seems the uber-sticky MSU parking lot grip just overwhelmed the car. The real question is how he keeps that thing upright and pointed in the right direction driving to and from events. Pretty brave to drive it around outside of a closed course without a helmet.
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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby DaveMk1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:32 am

kjohnson wrote:With the engine at the complete wrong end of the car he has to lean forward to keep the front end down under normal driving. It seems the uber-sticky MSU parking lot grip just overwhelmed the car. The real question is how he keeps that thing upright and pointed in the right direction driving to and from events. Pretty brave to drive it around outside of a closed course without a helmet.


So are you saying that Joe needs to lean that far forward to keep the car from flipping over backward?

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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby Alex » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:42 am

DaveMk1 wrote:
kjohnson wrote:With the engine at the complete wrong end of the car he has to lean forward to keep the front end down under normal driving. It seems the uber-sticky MSU parking lot grip just overwhelmed the car. The real question is how he keeps that thing upright and pointed in the right direction driving to and from events. Pretty brave to drive it around outside of a closed course without a helmet.


So are you saying that Joe needs to lean that far forward to keep the car from flipping over backward?

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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby DaveMk1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:10 am

Alex wrote:
Well, it IS basically a Beetle, and you know once those end up on their backs its all over :mrgreen:


Joe after lifting in the sweeper.

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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby JoeE » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:40 pm

You guys are full of it.
This is how 911s are supposed to corner, you all are just doing it wrong, with your weight between the axles, and your 4 tires on the ground...
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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby DaveMk1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:51 pm

JoeE wrote:You guys are full of it.
This is how 911s are supposed to corner, you all are just doing it wrong, with your weight between the axles, and your 4 tires on the ground...
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that photo scares me.

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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby mdlfCRXs » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:35 am

Everyone knows leaning forward makes the car go faster! I wonder if the wheelie thing isn't some sort of design flaw? Maybe it is a safety issue, I would be very careful around this car.
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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby rkaiser » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:02 pm

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I think Alice has a pic of my Lotus lifting the inside wheel too. Real men corner with one wheel :)
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Re: Pop-a-wheelie

Postby RayAR » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:37 pm

Front engined cars can play to
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