• "Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell." - Peter Brock
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Opel Manta stalls

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally' started by Cedric Germain, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Cedric Germain

    Cedric Germain

    Messages:
    355
    Ratings:
    +61
    Hi guys,

    I tried to drive the Opel Manta these last days and I have a problem:
    in hairpins, when I pull the handbrake, the car stalls immediatly.

    I have the problem only with this car, is it normal?
     
  2. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Tony Binelli Premium

    Messages:
    4,090
    Ratings:
    +1,405
    Do you use an analogue handbrake or just a button? I would imagine that the car stalls if the handbrake has too much "bite" and locks the rear wheels. Using the clutch for hairpins might help.
    However, I'm no expert on rally driving techniques, so I'm not sure whether that's realistic.
     
  3. Cedric Germain

    Cedric Germain

    Messages:
    355
    Ratings:
    +61
    ok Tobias, it could be that; indeed, I am using a button as handbrake, I already tried to use the clutch and it doesn't stall anymore, but it's strange to do this way as for the other cars, it is not a problem. Perhaps for the Manta it's too much :)
     
  4. Arne Dopudja

    Arne Dopudja
    Leader of the infamous Chevy Gang.

    Messages:
    709
    Ratings:
    +204
    All rwd cars stall when you use the handbrake and H+Clutch gearing. Not sure about Group A since they should have hydro handbrakes that disconnect the driveshaft and keep the front tires in drive.
     
  5. Cedric Germain

    Cedric Germain

    Messages:
    355
    Ratings:
    +61
    Arne, I have not this problem when I drive the opel Kadett or the Fiat Abarth for example
     
  6. Arne Dopudja

    Arne Dopudja
    Leader of the infamous Chevy Gang.

    Messages:
    709
    Ratings:
    +204
    Weird, I do. :S Not a problem but realism feature. ;)

    Funny, I will test some more.
     
  7. Tobbe Bergman

    Tobbe Bergman
    Banned

    Messages:
    758
    Ratings:
    +106
     
  8. Cedric Germain

    Cedric Germain

    Messages:
    355
    Ratings:
    +61
    I already know this video...
    I just push on the clutch when I am taking an hairpin with this car.
     
    • Like Like x 1