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sgtrock21
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Acura's USA holliday commercials are depicting minor "celebrity" drivers and even Santa kidnapping ordinary people and taking them on a "wild" ride on city streets which are 20 to 25mph. With normal traffic at about 3 to 4 times the legal speed. Even drifting! Are they trying to say that if you are an "elite" Accura owner you are above the law and devoid of commonn sense? I disagree! In my opinion this is a very bad example. Many young drivers own Hondas and aspire to own Accuras. They are being shown that this is acceptable and this is how they can achieve their dream of being an Accura driver! On the other hand Dodge has a commercial of their products "racing" at about 60 to 70 mph (100 to 115 kph). and at the end of the commercial they are on a race track.
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Misha
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

One cannot drift on Acura, they all are FWD. And yes, the message is certainly wrong.
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sgtrock21
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

Misha wrote:
One cannot drift on Acura, they all are FWD. And yes, the message is certainly wrong.

Of course you can drift an Accura if you get the CGI option.
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Misha
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

What is CGI?
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Astraist
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Misha is right, drifting per se is not possible when the car is front wheel driven. When drifting, you maintain the slide (irregardless of how you started it) by an application of power.

This is only possible when the car is rear-wheel driven (and in some four-wheel drive settings) as well as has enough power and a locked or limited-slip differential. These are the basic terms to make drifting possible.

A front-wheel driven will come back to straight when throttle is applied. The slide can only be maintained so far by letting the car decelerate or by keeping the wheel turned and apply throttle timidly in some cars, or by mechanically reducing the rear-axle grip via use of trays, but not of these is proper drifting.
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sgtrock21
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

Misha wrote:
What is CGI?

Computer Generated Imagery.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

LOL, thank you for the giggles, SQT Very Happy
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