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    Thank God for my driving skills.

    Shorty + Hemi + MDS + FlowMaster + SuperChips + curve + bump + wall = A very dangerous and scary situation.

    I highly advise one not to have this combination if you can help it.

    I'm very thankful for my SCCA training, my pursuit driving course and Hotchkiss suspension.

    I think I'm gonna go put Shorty's keys away for a long while.
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    You almost hit a wall?
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    What happened? I can't imagine a light in back, heavy in front, powerful truck would step out on you or anything.
    Slow, but at least still moving...

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    well, it sounds like you are ok--
    so I am glad.

    BTW I don't know what the heck you are talking about other
    than that it involved a car or truck or something.

    PPS glad you are ok

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    She never could handle her trucks.
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    On a curved two lane hill (known as "the hill") divided by a wall with a steep ravine on one side, the MDS and the chip decided to kick in at the same time as I hit a very large bump in the road. This caused Shorty to have a huge surge in power, and at the same time the tires were not touching the ground as I was turning. The result when the tires contacted asphalt was a dance with a second chance for me.

    I swear I was going to slam into that wall and bounce into the ravine.

    The upgraded suspension helped keep me from crashing Shorty because he did not lose it.

    In all my years of driving autocross and racing, I have never been this scared. Maybe because it was not in a protected environment such as a track and starting to become dark. And it was while I was driving normally, not mashing on the accelerator. It came to me totally unexpectedly.

    I'm still quite shaken up.

    I'm gonna go get my little 6 cyl S10 truck out of storage.
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    Hows about a pic of "Shorty"
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I'm glad you're okay Siu. The thing to remember is that your instincts kicked in and you were able to handle the situation without panicking.
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    Those close calls are really scary. Glad you pulled yourself out of it.

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    Thank God for my driving skills.
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    I'm very thankful for my SCCA training
    Well, which is it?

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    I think I'm gonna go put Shorty's keys away for a long while.
    You can store them in my pocket, if you wish. Especially if you have keys to all your cars on the same keyring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I'm glad you're okay Siu. The thing to remember is that your instincts kicked in and you were able to handle the situation without panicking.
    Thanks Cbad. When I hit the bump I heard the engine roar and heard the MDS kick in. Shorty ended up "hopping" sideways toward the wall once he got contact with the asphalt. I thought either I was going to hit the wall and flip over toward oncoming traffic or bounce off and go down the side of the hill.

    With my steering the Hotchkiss kept him from tipping.
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    Glad you kept it upright, Siu.
    Glad Shorty is ok too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    On a curved two lane hill (known as "the hill") divided by a wall with a steep ravine on one side, the MDS and the chip decided to kick in at the same time as I hit a very large bump in the road. This caused Shorty to have a huge surge in power... I was driving normally, not mashing on the accelerator. It came to me totally unexpectedly.
    So is this a bug in the system? I don't know what MDS is.

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    Or you could let me put Shorty to some real work, hauling lumber, sacks of cement, gravel, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonlife View Post
    I don't know what MDS is.
    Multi-displacement system, I think. Like Cadillac's 8-6-4 system.

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    Shorty has MDS. Which means he is a 4 cyl full size truck. When I am either towing, step hard on the gas or go beyond 60 mph, it kicks into 8 cyls. Shorty got a SuperChip power programmer installed for Christmas and that changes the shift points, the revs, yada yada. Both kicked in at the same time when the tires were not in contact with the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Or you could let me put Shorty to some real work, hauling lumber, sacks of cement, gravel, etc...
    Shorty is not a TRUCK truck he's a one passenger, two bike truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Shorty is not a TRUCK truck he's a one passenger, two bike truck.
    Not once he has a few dents and scratches in the bed.

    The first load will be babyhead rocks...dropped from a ladder.
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    so it's like turbo kick, worst thing to kick in during a turn.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    and at the same time the tires were not touching the ground as I was turning
    Um, if multiple tires were no longer in contact with the ground, snap oversteer (And arguably, improper vehicle prep) was not the only think you did wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Not once he has a few dents and scratches in the bed.

    The first load will be babyhead rocks...dropped from a ladder.
    He has spray on kevlar liner. And he did have quite a few cases of bananas in him one time.

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    so it's like turbo kick, worst thing to kick in during a turn.
    and with no ground contact.

    Seriously though. I'm gonna take a break from driving him. Or maybe tone down the settings because they are all at the highest right now.

    Or maybe I should just HTFU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorWind View Post
    Um, if multiple tires were no longer in contact with the ground, snap oversteer (And arguably, improper vehicle prep) was not the only think you did wrong.
    What else? Please teach me in case this should happen again. The bump (or sudden rise) in the asphalt was about the width of a small car, and a few inches rise. Like a ramp jump thing..

    Do you think that is why he started to hop sideways upon landing? I still can't figure out why I didn't slide.

    What do you mean improper vehicle prep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    And he did have quite a few cases of bananas in him one time.
    That's what she said!

    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    That's what she said!

    Or something.
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