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MetroMPG 01-19-2018 11:14 AM

Winter fuel-saving driving technique! Handbrake u-turn / parking on snow
 
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It's winter in the northern hemisphere! Maybe the roads are slippery where you live?

Make the most of your low-friction driving environment!

Save fuel by avoiding unnecessary multiple-point turns! Make efficient u-turns in significantly less space than normal!

I've been doing this so much lately, I've lost count. It only occurred to me yesterday that it actually also saves gas. :D

Wiki: handbrake (AKA bootlegger) turn

Of course, you don't necessarily need snow/ice to employ fuel-saving hooning. But it's much harder on the tires, and requires more input speed (therefore more serious consequences if it doesn't go as planned!).

http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1516378439

Xist 01-19-2018 01:33 PM

I drive near two ski resorts and have hardly seen any snow at all this winter and none on the road.

Somehow Amish country still froze over: https://jalopnik.com/amish-snow-nuts...ast-1822121165

MetroMPG 01-19-2018 03:50 PM

LOVE that amish sno-nut :D

Very eco.

Xist 01-19-2018 03:58 PM

Have you seen these winter shenanigans on Jalopnik?
https://jalopnik.com/snow-toyota-sup...ice-1822189298
https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/sw...rly-1796434328
https://jalopnik.com/tanks-drift-on-...ich-1786992048
Infinitely more entertaining than listening to Shouty Kilmore saying "CVT Transmissions" repeatedly.
I wish it came with the title "Push-up game! Do a push-up each time he says..."

Lemmy 01-19-2018 04:07 PM

We've had some snow here, but I didn't need to venture oitnin the car, even though its on snow boots. About half the UK is snow bound at the mo.

Daschicken 01-19-2018 05:05 PM

The last time I did a handbrake turn in a parking lot, I got disciplined at my job. :(

Frank Lee 01-19-2018 05:19 PM

I did a perfect one while arriving at a house I was looking to buy.

The realtor saw it and did not approve. ;)

Xist 01-20-2018 12:34 AM

Does this work for spring brakes?

I am asking for a friend...

iikhod 01-25-2018 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frank Lee (Post 559230)
I did a perfect one while arriving at a house I was looking to buy.

The realtor saw it and did not approve. ;)

No sense of humor clearly. A handbrake turn/parking in the right place and time is hilarious.
Also, even better with a tiny car.
Parked my old '84 suzuki alto ss80 once with a handbrake turn, in summertime.

Fat Charlie 01-25-2018 07:48 AM

Nothing like going sideways down a lane between two rows of new cars.

I've heard.


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