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I went out for a couple of drinks the other night with my boy in his SL65 and everytime we came to a light and then stepped on the gas the car would start going sideway's is there too much horsepower in this thing. We tried messing with the traction control but it did not really make a difference. What can you change so this won't happen. Will aftermarket help he really want's it to be stock.
 

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You have gotta' be kiddin'! What do you expect will happen when you simply push the accelerator down on a 600+ HP car? No amount of traction control can make up for lack of driver ability. No offense but you need to have someone familiar with driving high preformance cars give you a lesson or two on how to handle your car before you end up dead. I am serious! I have the RENNtech SL600 and I have even more HP to manage than you have but I have many years of experience driving high preformance cars so controlling this thing is just a simple matter of learning this particular vehicle's features. But again, great features alone are no substitute for driving ability. Please get some advice ASAP!! Good Luck!!
 

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patrick500 - 2/25/2005 10:48 AM

I went out for a couple of drinks the other night with my boy in his SL65 and everytime we came to a light and then stepped on the gas the car would start going sideway's is there too much horsepower in this thing. We tried messing with the traction control but it did not really make a difference. What can you change so this won't happen. Will aftermarket help he really want's it to be stock.
[;)]

No shit, really? No way!

Definitely got nothing to do with the few drinks...definitely got nothing to do with the 738 lbs of torque....definitely got nothing to do with stepping on the gas hard. [;)]

What do you mean, he wants it to be stock? THAT IS stock
 

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mark11 - 2/25/2005 11:31 AM

You have gotta' be kiddin'! What do you expect will happen when you simply push the accelerator down on a 600+ HP car? No amount of traction control can make up for lack of driver ability. No offense but you need to have someone familiar with driving high preformance cars give you a lesson or two on how to handle your car before you end up dead. I am serious! I have the RENNtech SL600 and I have even more HP to manage than you have but I have many years of experience driving high preformance cars so controlling this thing is just a simple matter of learning this particular vehicle's features. But again, great features alone are no substitute for driving ability. Please get some advice ASAP!! Good Luck!!
I agree with you and if your friend plans to get upgrade for the 65 it's even more important to take clases or training.
 

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VIPER65 - 2/25/2005 3:42 PM

patrick500 - 2/25/2005 10:48 AM

I went out for a couple of drinks the other night with my boy in his SL65 and everytime we came to a light and then stepped on the gas the car would start going sideway's is there too much horsepower in this thing. We tried messing with the traction control but it did not really make a difference. What can you change so this won't happen. Will aftermarket help he really want's it to be stock.
[;)]

No shit, really? No way!

Definitely got nothing to do with the few drinks...definitely got nothing to do with the 738 lbs of torque....definitely got nothing to do with stepping on the gas hard. [;)]

What do you mean, he wants it to be stock? THAT IS stock
LMFAO I like the way you think. There are tears in my eyes as I write this.
 

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Scruffyone - 2/25/2005 8:14 PM

VIPER65 - 2/25/2005 3:42 PM

patrick500 - 2/25/2005 10:48 AM

I went out for a couple of drinks the other night with my boy in his SL65 and everytime we came to a light and then stepped on the gas the car would start going sideway's is there too much horsepower in this thing. We tried messing with the traction control but it did not really make a difference. What can you change so this won't happen. Will aftermarket help he really want's it to be stock.
[;)]

No shit, really? No way!

Definitely got nothing to do with the few drinks...definitely got nothing to do with the 738 lbs of torque....definitely got nothing to do with stepping on the gas hard. [;)]

What do you mean, he wants it to be stock? THAT IS stock
LMFAO I like the way you think. There are tears in my eyes as I write this.
Thanks....Actually, I would like to summarize my reply to him as "DUH!!!"
 

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mark11 - 2/25/2005 8:31 AM

You have gotta' be kiddin'! What do you expect will happen when you simply push the accelerator down on a 600+ HP car? No amount of traction control can make up for lack of driver ability. No offense but you need to have someone familiar with driving high preformance cars give you a lesson or two on how to handle your car before you end up dead. I am serious! I have the RENNtech SL600 and I have even more HP to manage than you have but I have many years of experience driving high preformance cars so controlling this thing is just a simple matter of learning this particular vehicle's features. But again, great features alone are no substitute for driving ability. Please get some advice ASAP!! Good Luck!!
This is the best advise anyone is ever going to give you.

I know of some horror stories that started out just like this.

Good luck.
 

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I feel compelled to add to my earlier remarks after reading some of the replys. Dude, what the heck are you doin'? What person in there right mind goes out and has a few drinks then gets into a brand new 600+ HP car that they have no experience driving, and starts slamming down the gas pedal? Why are you surprised that you can not make it go straight? You could start by being straight when you drive this car. Next, you could show it a little respect and get the lessons I mentioned earlier. But more importantly, I'm just not sure if you need counseling or something along those lines. You sir, may have just purchased a $175,000 coffin!!! Get with the program and get help for what ever ails you! Oh, and yes, good luck!!! Sincerely...
 

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Listen everybody are you done slamming me. First of all I'm 26 years old and the drinks consisted of two beers and I was the one who was drinking not the driver. Second I drive a S5 and a clk430 I have never have been in a car with that much horse Also when I said sideways I don't really mean sideways. He can handle his car just fine. You guys make it sound like we are a couple of aholes that went out got hammered and did not realize what the hell we were doing. There is no way he would ever put this car in any kind of danger. Oh yea and sorry I don't know all the specs on this car but at the same time it is not mine it is my friends.
 

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Pat,
I agree, everyone should lighen up.
For those out there who chastised you, why
would they purchase an automobile with
such power if the driver never tested
the parameters of the car?
Years of experience, yada, yada, yada....,
cut the guy a break.

Personally I'm glad to read the post of someone
who was in the car when it pushed to perform.



Brett
 

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patrick500 - 2/28/2005 12:01 PM

Listen everybody are you done slamming me. First of all I'm 26 years old and the drinks consisted of two beers and I was the one who was drinking not the driver. Second I drive a S5 and a clk430 I have never have been in a car with that much horse Also when I said sideways I don't really mean sideways. He can handle his car just fine. You guys make it sound like we are a couple of aholes that went out got hammered and did not realize what the hell we were doing. There is no way he would ever put this car in any kind of danger. Oh yea and sorry I don't know all the specs on this car but at the same time it is not mine it is my friends.
I wouldn't take the posts too negatively. I think the people on hear were just genuinely concerned about you.

Until you really know someone, you never know what can happen and there are a lot of horror stories about your exact same kind of situation.

I think people were acting out of concern, not malice. I know I was.

Good luck.
 

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Hi Patrick,

I have the SL65 too. Lots of power but not much problem with ending up sideways. The ESP kicks in and takes control of any slipping very quickly. Also, if your in CT, then it has been freezing here. I'm in CT, and the temperature is rarely above 32F this time of year and there is lots of snow and ice around. The tires are not great in this weather and run much better on a surface with a reasonable temperature (warmer). better grip in in Spring , summer or fall day.

I just put mine in storage for winter because the salt, sand , snow and ice is really not good for such a quality car that is so low to the ground. pebbles, sand and salt are always being kicked up from other cars and constantly hitting other cars. Often,too small to actually see but when you have a car this low to the ground, you can actually hear the sand and salt hitting the body of the car. I just dont have the heart to take my car out in this kind of weather. I treat it with a lot of care!

On the other hand, maybe your freind just needs a bit more practice driving the car so he doesn't over-do it. It took me about 1-3 days of driving to get used to the power of mine. I want to let my wife drive it in the spring but am reasonably cautious as I know if you are not very attentive at 1st, and dont have any experience driving a car like this, then you could end up hurt or worse. So, I will be a bit nervous when I go on my 1st drive with her at the wheel. She seems to be confident though. I had a 2004 E55 and she did well with that car. The E55 was a lot more responsive, agile and quick on the takeoff though. The SL65 is a monstor though once the wheels are moving.

The awesome feeling of the tourque is wonderful though!
 
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