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      12-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #30
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I doubt alignments, tires, stupidity, and every other reason here comes to close to explaining why it spun so quickly.

Your other cars probably didn't have a limited slip diff. If they did, I doubt that they can lock up the wheels together like the E9X M3 diff can. So the rear end on the M3 WILL come around on you and will rotate very quickly. The key is throttle control and some countersteering. This car rewards skill but will also quickly punish ineptitude when you turn DSC off. Unlike the E46...this car is tail happy.

But what do I do? YES, I TURN DSC OFF! I TURN IT OFF! I LOVE TURNING IT OFF! Why? Because I can.

Originally Posted by Mike Benvo View Post
Doesn't matter what you do when you spin out, car should still not go into limp mode.

Limp mode should NEVER happen. Period.
Was your M5 a manual or SMG? If he spun a manual car and stalled it (sounds like he did)...then he could have spun the engine backwards. Not good.

I don't think you can spin the engine backwards in a DCT car. I've spun a couple of times and it has never stalled. Its so IDIOT proof! Not sure if the SMG is the same way...I would guess that it is.
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