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11-04-2004 6:30 PM
CBR929RE
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by luvtolean
And the typical reaction in a loss of control is to hammer the brakes. In understeer this can sometimes help by transferring more load to the front tires and hooking back up. In oversteer, you're going around as soon as you think about hitting the brakes as you'll unload the rear even more.
all that proves is my theory of people not being able to drive. I have a dream of everyone having to do required snow sliding in a parking lot during the winter so they can learn to do drive properly. doing a donut and getting out of it when you want actually teaches a lot. I have a rear wheel drive car and the only problem I've had driving in snow is one time I was having trouble getting the rear end to swing out, but thats the opposite of what people want. And because I have "practiced" this so much I know how to fix it when it does happen regardless of if its in snow or just driving really fast around turns in dry weather. the safest way to practice is og go buy Gran Turismo and play a lot, get a viper as it likes to drive sideways more then straight.
11-04-2004 6:03 PM
Baketech
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by Tombstone
Old Mustangs have undeersteer built in, the front tires turn but you still go straight. I modded my old stang with autocross stuff and it cornered like the devil..... On one wet day it oversteered whiping the rear end around into a center island. Cost me a wheel bearing on my 9inch. I hated working with those rear disc brakes.
Discs on a 9"..... from a Lincoln....or aftermarkets...
11-04-2004 5:47 PM
luvtolean
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by ccwilli3
Yep, too much understeer makes you run wide, too much oversteer and you're in the trees!
And the typical reaction in a loss of control is to hammer the brakes. In understeer this can sometimes help by transferring more load to the front tires and hooking back up. In oversteer, you're going around as soon as you think about hitting the brakes as you'll unload the rear even more.



11-04-2004 5:43 PM
dB
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by ccwilli3
Acura RSX Type S, despite being front drive, will oversteer on most corners, just every so slightly!
Perfect.
11-04-2004 5:32 PM
ccwilli3
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by dB
Most production cars are biased toward understeer.
Yep, too much understeer makes you run wide, too much oversteer and you're in the trees!

Having said that, I can say without a doubt, an Acura RSX Type S, despite being front drive, will oversteer on most corners, just every so slightly!
11-04-2004 5:05 PM
dB
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

Most production cars are biased toward understeer.
11-04-2004 5:04 PM
ReaperAZ
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by Tombstone
Old Mustangs have undeersteer built in, the front tires turn but you still go straight. I modded my old stang with autocross stuff and it cornered like the devil..... On one wet day it oversteered whiping the rear end around into a center island. Cost me a wheel bearing on my 9inch. I hated working with those rear disc brakes.

Yup they sure do...mine went like a raped ape in a straight line, but as soon as you tried to turn....well hold on cause it's an interesting lesson is steering wheel management.

Dano
11-04-2004 4:50 PM
Johnny Diablo
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

Old Mustangs have undeersteer built in, the front tires turn but you still go straight. I modded my old stang with autocross stuff and it cornered like the devil..... On one wet day it oversteered whiping the rear end around into a center island. Cost me a wheel bearing on my 9inch. I hated working with those rear disc brakes.
11-04-2004 4:22 PM
Pete
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by luvtolean
Oh thtop it.


Seriously, cc described it as I would (talking about slip angles isn't practical for the average joe IMO), and I'm bored on a conference call so....
LOL!

Yeah, with a combination of his explanation and parts of dB's article, I'm enlightened. It's basically the same way I was thinking.
11-04-2004 4:18 PM
luvtolean
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

Oh thtop it.


Seriously, cc described it as I would (talking about slip angles isn't practical for the average joe IMO), and I'm bored on a conference call so....



11-04-2004 4:16 PM
Pete
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by luvtolean
"'Splain somethin' to me please"

Why waste our time?
Cuz you love me.
11-04-2004 4:15 PM
sheepofblue
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by ReaperAZ



Dano
Or anther way of saying it is:
Understeering results in the wheel being turned further in the direction of the turn.
Over steering results in the wheel being turned opposite the direction of the turn
11-04-2004 4:09 PM
RRWANTR
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by Pete
I'm lowering it.
Isn't that the opposite of most rednecks???
11-04-2004 4:07 PM
luvtolean
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

"'Splain somethin' to me please"

Why waste our time?



11-04-2004 3:59 PM
Pete
Re: 'Splain somethin' to me please

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Originally Posted by RRWANTR
Get rid of the H2....that'll be a rolling instead...
I still have the Tahoe, and I'm lowering it.
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