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      05-11-2011, 11:15 PM   #18
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Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA

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And here's what I've been taught to trail brake.

The initial braking should be very deliberate. This should by no means be a 'panic' stop, but rather a forceful, meaningful attempt.

After the initial braking scrubs off most of the speed, you start to lift up on the brake pedal. This allows the car to transfer weight back to the rear end.

In the mean time, you start to turn the wheel. Because the front of the car still has more traction than the rear, your rear tires will gently 'slip' to rotate the car.

This is when you want to transition back onto the gas, which will transfer weight back onto the rear axle and stop the rotation.

Finally, when you feel the car has enough traction in the back, power out of the corner.
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