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Last night I was driving around with a friend and his GT-R. We were both driving through a tunnel taking turns doing pulls (the sound was insane!).

Anyway, we slowed down to almost a crawl, I was in 1st gear DSC Off, S6, etc.. I brought it up to about 20mph and hammered it. As always the tires broke free, then grabbed and I accelerated. However this time when I shifted into 2nd gear, the car went completely sideways. I'm not talking a little sideways here, the *** end of the car was in one lane and the front end was in the other. I couldn't believe it!


I made the appropriate steering corrections and lightly let up on the throttle as I did not want the car to instantly hook up and shoot me into the wall of the tunnel.

I've never in my life had this happen to me in the M5. Every single time I've shifted at redline from 1st to 2nd the tires spin for a second but the car is always straight for the most part.

Has this every happened to anyone? Maybe it was just a bad spot in the road? Oil or something?

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There was no one else on the road, we were not racing and if I did crash, no one else would have been involved.
 

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This happens to me most times I try to do a fast 1-2 shift. Although, having a 6 speed may be the cause. :biggrin:
 

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Well, believe it or not it happened to me several times when shifting from 3rd to 4th gear (SMG) in a weat road with new summer Contis.......:M5launch:
 

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Well, believe it or not it happened to me several times when shifting from 3rd to 4th gear (SMG) in a weat road with new summer Contis.......:M5launch:

Happens all the time, and I´ve been able to handle it but won´t take any chances anymore. You should never do a WOT shift in S5-S6 when it´s wet, it will breake traction even when doing 100 mph+.
 

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Happens all the time, and I´ve been able to handle it but won´t take any chances anymore. You should never do a WOT shift in S5-S6 when it´s wet, it will breake traction even when doing 100 mph+.

First time it happen I had an adrenaline rush ouich ... and I said WTF??!! ...... so right now I've stopped doing it :grinyes:
 

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First time it happen I had an adrenaline rush ouich ... and I said WTF??!! ...... so right now I've stopped doing it :grinyes:

I was close to mess up both me and the M two summers ago, did a stupid run when it was wet and got a wiiiiiide angle at almost 120 mph/190 km/h...i will never do that again :nono:
 

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Good call.. I'll have a look at my tires.


I think I have about 15K on the Conti's.. how long do they typically last?

Well.... it depends on the driving style :M5launch:
 

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Good call.. I'll have a look at my tires.


I think I have about 15K on the Conti's.. how long do they typically last?


For me not more than 20km.
 

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Happens all the time, and I´ve been able to handle it but won´t take any chances anymore. You should never do a WOT shift in S5-S6 when it´s wet, it will breake traction even when doing 100 mph+.
Well it's even more surprising when it happens with DSC ON...on wet, cold and salted Paris asphalt, it cannot cope with the power surge :(
 

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Hmmmm 20 km is really not much hahahaha:tonquesmilie:

:applause: ok.......... 20K miles........ It's that OK with you:tonquesmilie:


But just for the record I've must admit that this last set of Conti rear tyres aren't going to last more than 13K miles ouich
 
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