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Ive got my first driving lesson :D Read More
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
Ive got my first driving lesson :D
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
good luck with it, you'll enjoy it i'm sure x x
#2
its a great rush the first time you do it by yourself!
Oh and good luck!
#3
Good luck!

I wish all instructors would take complete noobs to an industrial estate or something mind, I know we all started somewhere but it's annoying as hell do 5 miles an hour and breaking at the sight of anything that moves.
#4
ms2005
Good luck!

I wish all instructors would take complete noobs to an industrial estate or something mind, I know we all started somewhere but it's annoying as hell do 5 miles an hour and breaking at the sight of anything that moves.


It's actually a very good point from a learner perspective too. The last thing you want to worry about when learning how to control a car is other road users pressuring you into going faster!
#5
Enjoy it :)
#6
You will be quite nervous but try and relax and you should have good road awareness as other road users have been trying to get you on your moped!:)
#7
starsparkle2311
I think it'll be the instructor who's nervous:p


:):-D:p
#8
starsparkle2311
Good one Dean, just don't attempt any donuts,ok?:-D


Im sure the only donuts he'll have will be at work! :lol:

Good luck matey! :thumbsup:
#9
Just passed my test a few months ago and it's one of the best thing I ever done!

Just ignore other drivers who feel the need to honk and stuff at you, honestly!

I got taken to an industrial estate my 1st lesson, and I think it was a good idea

Good luck :thumbsup:
#10
Doughnuting:

First, we'll look at rear-wheel-drive doughnuts. The trick to making a doughnut happen is to quickly start oversteering but not so much that you just do a sudden 180-degree spin and stop. The most common method using a manual transmission is to select 1st gear, slowly start driving around in a large circle, then turn the steering wheel to do a tighter circle while at the same time pressing the clutch and pulling the hand brake. When the rear wheels lock up and the car starts to skid, floor the accelerator, release the hand brake and let the clutch out. You will now start spinning if your car has enough power. It takes practice trying to balance the throttle to produce a round enough doughnut with the rear wheels while keeping the inside front wheel at roughly the same place. With an automatic, you should first shift into 2 (or L or whatever it's called in your car - the idea is to choose the gear used to climb hills, so you get the most torque). You then apply moderate pressure on the brake pedal with your left foot, and then floor the throttle completely with your right foot. The rear wheels should now start spinning while the locked front wheels hold the car in one place. If the wheels don't start spinning, back off the brake pedal a little bit. As your rear wheels start spinning, slowly get off the brake pedal until the car starts moving. Start to turn the wheel and release the brake pedal more, and as you speed up, turn the wheel more sharply and take most of the pressure off the brake pedal. The car will jump forward and turn sharply, and the rear will be moving sideways. If you start to slow down, apply the brakes lightly, and back off the brakes as you start to spin faster. Once you are spinning real fast, you can even flick the wheel the other way to start spinning in the opposite direction. If you cannot start a spin at all, then your car is too weak for this sort of thing. A last ditch attempt may be to clamp your car's brake lines that lead to the rear wheels, thereby somewhat disabling your rear brakes, and there are also devices called line locks which do this, but if you have no idea about car mechanicals, just give up and buy a new car.

Now for front-wheel-drive doughnuts. These reverse doughnuts look even more crazy than rear-wheel-drive doughnuts. They are more easily performed with long-wheelbase cars like Maximas, Bonnevilles or Accords. To start the doughnut, turn the steering wheel completely in one direction and shift into reverse. Then, if you are using a manual, press the clutch, floor the accelerator and drop the clutch. The car will lurch backwards and turn for a while before the front wheels lose grip and start to slide. The front will now rotate tightly around the back wheels. Back off the throttle a bit so that you don't hit the redline. The car will slow down when you back off, so then you will have to hold the throttle at a constant position. You can even turn the wheel quicky all the way in the other direction, to make the car slide around the other way. Please be aware that these reverse doughnuts generate huge lateral G's, so if you have a weak stomach, carry a barf bag in the car. Now, to attempt straightforward rwd-style doughnuts with your front-driver, you can use the handbrake. It is very hard to break rear-wheel traction on a dry surface, so a slippery surface is recommended. To do this, turn the steering wheel complelety in one direction and shift into first gear in manual or the hill-climbing gear in automatic. Floor the throttle, and the car will start turning sharply. As the car body rolls to one side, yank the handbrake to get the rear-wheel slide started. Now you will have to keep one hand on the handbrake and keep pulling and releasing it at the right moments to keep the rear end sliding. The power should be kept up but you should be careful not to over-rev your engine in first gear. As stated before, you need to do this on a slippery surface, like a wet parking lot or gravel. On grass or dirt, you can even leave the handbrake up and keep spinning. A popular trick to do doughnuts on tarmac is to put plastic trays or wooden planks under the rear tires and keep the handbrake up.

GOOD LUCK !!!
#11
Scream
Doughnuting:

First, we'll look at rear-wheel-drive doughnuts. The trick to making a doughnut happen is to quickly start oversteering but not so much that you just do a sudden 180-degree spin and stop. The most common method using a manual transmission is to select 1st gear, slowly start driving around in a large circle, then turn the steering wheel to do a tighter circle while at the same time pressing the clutch and pulling the hand brake. When the rear wheels lock up and the car starts to skid, floor the accelerator, release the hand brake and let the clutch out. You will now start spinning if your car has enough power. It takes practice trying to balance the throttle to produce a round enough doughnut with the rear wheels while keeping the inside front wheel at roughly the same place. With an automatic, you should first shift into 2 (or L or whatever it's called in your car - the idea is to choose the gear used to climb hills, so you get the most torque). You then apply moderate pressure on the brake pedal with your left foot, and then floor the throttle completely with your right foot. The rear wheels should now start spinning while the locked front wheels hold the car in one place. If the wheels don't start spinning, back off the brake pedal a little bit. As your rear wheels start spinning, slowly get off the brake pedal until the car starts moving. Start to turn the wheel and release the brake pedal more, and as you speed up, turn the wheel more sharply and take most of the pressure off the brake pedal. The car will jump forward and turn sharply, and the rear will be moving sideways. If you start to slow down, apply the brakes lightly, and back off the brakes as you start to spin faster. Once you are spinning real fast, you can even flick the wheel the other way to start spinning in the opposite direction. If you cannot start a spin at all, then your car is too weak for this sort of thing. A last ditch attempt may be to clamp your car's brake lines that lead to the rear wheels, thereby somewhat disabling your rear brakes, and there are also devices called line locks which do this, but if you have no idea about car mechanicals, just give up and buy a new car.

Now for front-wheel-drive doughnuts. These reverse doughnuts look even more crazy than rear-wheel-drive doughnuts. They are more easily performed with long-wheelbase cars like Maximas, Bonnevilles or Accords. To start the doughnut, turn the steering wheel completely in one direction and shift into reverse. Then, if you are using a manual, press the clutch, floor the accelerator and drop the clutch. The car will lurch backwards and turn for a while before the front wheels lose grip and start to slide. The front will now rotate tightly around the back wheels. Back off the throttle a bit so that you don't hit the redline. The car will slow down when you back off, so then you will have to hold the throttle at a constant position. You can even turn the wheel quicky all the way in the other direction, to make the car slide around the other way. Please be aware that these reverse doughnuts generate huge lateral G's, so if you have a weak stomach, carry a barf bag in the car. Now, to attempt straightforward rwd-style doughnuts with your front-driver, you can use the handbrake. It is very hard to break rear-wheel traction on a dry surface, so a slippery surface is recommended. To do this, turn the steering wheel complelety in one direction and shift into first gear in manual or the hill-climbing gear in automatic. Floor the throttle, and the car will start turning sharply. As the car body rolls to one side, yank the handbrake to get the rear-wheel slide started. Now you will have to keep one hand on the handbrake and keep pulling and releasing it at the right moments to keep the rear end sliding. The power should be kept up but you should be careful not to over-rev your engine in first gear. As stated before, you need to do this on a slippery surface, like a wet parking lot or gravel. On grass or dirt, you can even leave the handbrake up and keep spinning. A popular trick to do doughnuts on tarmac is to put plastic trays or wooden planks under the rear tires and keep the handbrake up.

GOOD LUCK !!!


LMFAO
#12
awesome cut and paste job!
#13
Good luck!
#14
Goonieman
awesome cut and paste job!


starsparkle2311
+1


Lol just had a read myself...might be trying it out soon :p
#15
Good luck!! I just passed my test on Friday- amazing feeling, its all worth it !! xx
#16
carol123
Good luck!! I just passed my test on Friday- amazing feeling, its all worth it !! xx


I cant wait!!, ive gone with the most expensice one, which passes within 2 monnths
#17
Good Luck!!
#18
how did it go??
#19
dean3988
I cant wait!!, ive gone with the most expensice one, which passes within 2 monnths


Its only urself who is able to pass it - not the brand of lesson that u took. I guess thats a fast track one where u fit in extra hours into the 2months. I recommend to anyone doing lessons to take more than the standard hour as its not enough, by the time you warm up the hour is gone... try one hour 30 min or 2 hrs at a time its muchhh better.

BEst of luck again, hope u pass after the 2months :thumbsup:

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