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Old 05-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by mrshelley View Post
A money shift and a blown tire at the same time would add insult to injury. I guess that would be the blown money shift.

I do have some high speed experience at Bonneville. I took a Ford Freestar out there and it was stable as can be. It maxed out at 105 mph and became really boring really fast. Then I decided to do some donuts. Just so you know, the salt flats have an amazing amount of grip and you can get a mini-van up on 2 wheels. In addition to that, I was completely lost and it took me about 30 minutes to find my way back. None of these problems had anything to do with that we (there were 5 of us in the van) were going from Sears Point to Miller (between two Grand-Am races) and we were.... let's say, having a good time doing some 12oz curls.
You should see how a minivan handles with 2 garbage can lids under the rear wheels, the parking brake on, and 13 people inside. A friendly reminder why crew chiefs always tell the newbies not to give the "drivers" the keys to rental vehicles.
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