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    How To Do A Proper 3 Point Turn? (My Driving Test is Tuesday)

    Anyone list out the steps in doing a Proper 3 Point Turn (I can do one, but you know how Driver Examiners are really picky.....)

    and parallel park would be nice too

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    Press brake peddle all the way to the floor, crank steering wheel hard to the left, slowely start to press accelerater to the floor while continuing to hold brake. When accerater is hard on the floor slip left foot off the side of the brake peddle,
    At this moment the car will begin a controlled turn to the left.
    As the back end swings around the fulcrum point begin to straighten out the steering wheel.If enuff power is available you will have to over steer a bit at this point to compensate for the momentum of the back of the car coming around.
    This is affectionatly called the 180 degree turn.
    A modification of this turn for advanced drivers is to place the vehicle in reverse, accelerate quickly, shift smoothly into forward while tires are still spinning in reverse, this creates a lovely little snap and then crank wheel to the left hard. Again as in turn number one the rear of the vehicle will pivot arounf the fulcrum. As in the first turn you must over steer a bit to get the vehicle to straighten but it will be well worth the effort os your vehicle appears from the billowing cloud of tire smoke.
    This Bootlegger turn will impress even the most jadded driving instructer and put you well on the road to becomeing a licenced driver ready to strike fear into the hearts of even the most seasoned commuters

    Just remember, 3 point turns are for whimps, the really great drivers allways use either the 180 degree turn or the Bootlegger turn.
    Both of theses turns qualify as 1 point turns.
    And one allways beats 3 in my book.

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    forget what he said.. just press brakes hard and turn real hard...

    good luckj

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    And when the instructer says pull over just up ahead to do a 3 point turn, Impress the hell out of him by accerating to max speed, yanking the parking brake and cutting the wheel hard to the left. This will involk the famous Stunt driver turn as seen in many movies, the car will turn rather quickly and the rear end will swing 180 degrees, make sure you have your head firmly against the headrest for this one because the snap at the back side of the spin will be certain to wake even the dullest of driving instructors.
    And if you time it just right, you can accelerate rapidly while still in the reverse slide and get the tires spinning to the boiling point so you and you faithfull steed can once agian emerge from the cloud of tire smoke victoriously.

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    The problem here as you can see is that you have set yourself up in the Yugo for the impending stall, this does little more then embarrass you in front of the girls standing on the corner.
    But the hazard here really is that you are cross ways on the road in a stalled Yugo, not a great place to be when the Peterbuilt crests the hill at 70 miles and hour, But take heart, if hes coming from the lower side of the picture in question your faithfull driving instructor will get it first and you will have the pleasure of hearing his screaming stop for a second before you to get crushed.
    Hence the need to learn and practice the formerly mentioned turns. None of which put you in this predicament
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    Originally posted by Chris

    The problem here as you can see is that you have set yourself up in the Yugo for the impending stall, this does little more then embarrass you in front of the girls standing on the corner.


    Leave it to you to point that out.

    what's wrong with a Yugo?
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    Hey, just trying to be helpful

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    brake all the way.

    turn the wheel to the left all the way.

    accelerate slowly or fast (depending on the situation) untill your parrallel with the road.

    now put it in reverse, and while still having the brake pedal pushed in....turn the wheel all the way right.

    now accelerate until your facing in the opposite direction from where you started. now put it in drive, correct the wheel and continue driving.
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    ok parallel parking is the tricky one

    signal your going to pull in

    then pull up side-by-side with the car you want to park BEHIND...put it in reverse

    now back up untill the back of is car is at about the back of the drivers side door (or passenger's side)

    now jam the wheel hard inward (most likely all the way) untill most of your car is in the spot
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    now whip the wheel BACK around the other way and the car should glide in
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    you may need to back up or pull forward to straighten it out a little but the rest is easy...make sure you pull close enough to the guy infront of you so you can back up a little to pull the car out.
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    Eh? Three point? Why be so bland?

    3 point reduced to 1 by brembo:

    Make sure ya have decent momentum(25-35 mph). Now kinda dink towards the centerline a bit, then cut it hard towards the outerline(this unloads suspension some), then cut back towards the centerline again. When sufficient amounts of lateral acceleration have been achieved, yank up the E-brake. The car will pivot on the front wheels, hopefully leavin you facing the correct way in the other lane. Practice in school zones, cross walks, and picnic areas.
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