Can not drift the RAV - Toyota RAV4 Forums
4.3 General Discuss anything RAV4.3 related that doesn't fit in the categories below.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 02:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Truckee, Ca
Posts: 188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Can not drift the RAV

Last night I went out to play in the snow. Fairly slow speed, turned off the tracktion control and on with the 4x4. Came into a corner used a little e-brake to set the car into a slide. Halfway through it the traction control or something else takes over and straightens the car out. I tried this several times. With and without the trac control, the car will not let itself slide sideways.

I even threw it into a corner sideways at pretty high speeds and it straightened itself right out of it. Pretty impressive in a no fun kind of way. At least I feel safe when the wife drives it around.

2012 4wd i4 3rd row
MrPulldown is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greater Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 350
Thanks: 4
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
You disabled the traction control only, not the antiskid function. Press and hold the same button it will disengage both functions; it should be in your manual or search the forum there are some posts about this. Every vehicle is different...Have fun but be safe!

2012 Sport V6 Classic Silver no option
1999 Lexus RX300 Pearl White base gone
1972 Corolla 1200 Yellow 4 speed manual long gone
Others too many to mention!
Freedom55 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Truckee, Ca
Posts: 188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
I jsut read about that funtion. Thanks for the heads up.

2012 4wd i4 3rd row
MrPulldown is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 04:10 PM
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,368
Thanks: 3
Thanked 39 Times in 35 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
At my driving skill level, I find it's impossible to drive the Rav in those long, lurid slides that last for more than 90 degrees. The best I can get is to countersteer at the corner entry, make a sharp turn into the corner to get the rear end rotating as quickly as possible, then countersteer and nail the throttle with 4WD lock on. I can get about 45 degrees of rotation and then either the vehicle speed becomes to high or the wheel spin speed becomes too high and the 4WD lock unlocks, and the Rav straights out and goes. Admitted, I've never tried sliding around in the snow on regular tires, and it might just be that the winter tires I have provide too much traction.

2010 Rav4 AWD V6 - Wife's
2007 Civic LX - Daughter's
1996 BMW 328i - Son's
1995 Miata - Daily Driver
2011 Corvette - Unintentional garage queen

rav4two is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 08:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Shep426's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near Lk George, NY
Posts: 276
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Red face

You can turn the Stability Control off? Yup, just read your owner's manual like I tell everyone, then don't do it myself!!LOL
Shep426 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 07:59 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Joisey
Posts: 79
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rav4two View Post
At my driving skill level, I find it's impossible to drive the Rav in those long, lurid slides that last for more than 90 degrees. The best I can get is to countersteer at the corner entry, make a sharp turn into the corner to get the rear end rotating as quickly as possible, then countersteer and nail the throttle with 4WD lock on. I can get about 45 degrees of rotation and then either the vehicle speed becomes to high or the wheel spin speed becomes too high and the 4WD lock unlocks, and the Rav straights out and goes. Admitted, I've never tried sliding around in the snow on regular tires, and it might just be that the winter tires I have provide too much traction.
Which tires do you have on the Rav?
sushiguy732 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 08:57 AM
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Eastern CT
Posts: 3,730
Thanks: 122
Thanked 257 Times in 240 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrPulldown View Post
Last night I went out to play in the snow. Fairly slow speed, turned off the traction control and on with the 4x4. Came into a corner used a little e-brake to set the car into a slide. Halfway through it the traction control or something else takes over and straightens the car out. I tried this several times. With and without the trac control, the car will not let itself slide sideways.

I even threw it into a corner sideways at pretty high speeds and it straightened itself right out of it. Pretty impressive in a no fun kind of way. At least I feel safe when the wife drives it around.
Two more cylinders would probably help the fun a lot. They do make things happen!

Fred
__________________
2006 RAV4 V6 4WD Red Limited
2006 Accord V6 Hybrid - quick as the RAV but +8 mpg
1999 F-250 4X4 Diesel - snow plow, Bully Dog chip
2001 F-250 4X4 Diesel - truck camper, TS chip, 20' bike/trike dyno trailer
2004 Suzuki DRZ-400S Dual Sport

It's the pedal (or the handgrip) on the right!!
Dr. Dyno is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 01:59 PM
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 2,368
Thanks: 3
Thanked 39 Times in 35 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sushiguy732 View Post
Which tires do you have on the Rav?
225/70-16 Altimax Arctic. If it snows here this winter, I'll do a video showing probably an 8 second 0-60 run on the white stuff with these tires. Great for turning the Rav into a tank, terrible for drifting fun.

2010 Rav4 AWD V6 - Wife's
2007 Civic LX - Daughter's
1996 BMW 328i - Son's
1995 Miata - Daily Driver
2011 Corvette - Unintentional garage queen

rav4two is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 04:56 PM
Advanced Member
 
Blogson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oregon coast
Posts: 3,078
Thanks: 21
Thanked 165 Times in 165 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
If I wanted to do a lot of drifting I would buy a rear-wheel drive vehicle with a manual trans., quick steering, and a reasonably powerful engine. Maybe a Mustang or a Scion FR-S. . . The best drifting car I had was a 1957 Ford V8 245HP with manual trans and overdrive - relatively light weight, spun the rear tires on dry pavement in 2nd. Only drawback was slow steering.

Jim
2011 Upgraded Base V6 4WD
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
2002 Craftsman LT1000 V2

Jesus is Lord
Blogson is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome