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no PSM- should I worry?


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I will soon be collecting a 2003 C2-

 

I can't wait. Previous car was 986 with PSM.

I honestly don't think I have ever driven to the point where it has activated.

 

 

So, aside from ice, gravel, snow, wet leaves,

 

Will this non-PSM 996 stick to the road really well or do I have to really worry about the back end threatening to kick out all the time?

 

 

I accelerate hard, but by no means am I an extreme drive and don't drive at stupid speeds 

 

 

 

To get into a problem in dry conditions, must I be driving at stupidly fast round tight corners? at the point where my coffee flies out of the cup holders?

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I concur, you will be fine. The 996 gives you great confidence in it's stability. I've had the backend brake loose only a couple times on a wet road with tires at end of life and was pushing it. No problems with quick and easy recovery. I think you will be impressed the pure feel.

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thanks - I get people telling me the back will swing round, but what they are not telling me is that you'd have to be on the limit and on a public road being on the limit the biggest danger would probably be  going wide on a corner, hitting a pedestrian etc

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On dry roads, if you make a fast turn and lift the gas in the middle of the turn, the rear will slide out. Don't have to be super fast for this to happen.

Same will happen much more easily on wet roads.

 

I agree though you should be OK w/o PSM in general. The best is to attend some local autocross or DE to get a feel of the car in a controlled environment. In US here, we have PCA driving classes where they spray the track (a parking lot) very wet for people to practice what they call "pitch and catch", where the car's rear slides out and you counter-steer to recover.

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