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Unread 2015-02-24, 01:25 AM   #1
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Hello,
I was watching this video:
http://www.autoblog.com/2015/02/23/x...-vs-rwd-video/

They are using kick plates to induce a loss of traction on the rear wheels.
I have done some searching and found them for sale and they tell you WHAT it does but cant figure out HOW it works. To me it just looks like a speed bump.
Does anyone have a detailed explanation how a "kick plate" throws a car out of balance by driving *strait* over it
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It's a flat plate that slides side to side, not a bump. The yellow portions of the plate in that video simply cover the openings in the ground where the operating mechanism is. When the plate slides, it moves the rear tires in the same direction, simulating sudden loss of traction.
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Watch the video real close (about the 5 minute mark it's more evident) - the "road" moves to the side quickly - taking the rear wheels with it and 'kicking' the rear out.
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