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Old 04-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #18
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Understeer would imply some steering is going on, otherwise they'd call it understraight.

Understeer: a handling characteristic of an automotive vehicle that causes it to turn less sharply than the driver intends because the front wheels slide to the outside of the turn before the rear wheels lose traction.
I like plow. You want to turn, but the car keeps going straight and you plow into the curb, the guard rail or the North 40 while you throw seed out the windows
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #19
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Well I do enjoy giving a good plowing now and then, but yeah I'd rather my cars turn.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:42 PM   #20
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Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:51 PM   #21
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I wouldn't say wall, limit of traction yes. Hitting the wall is a very different racing term. Push or plow are the common terms for understeer.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:38 PM   #22
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as pete said you have a wheel spin issue. wheel spin can be a good thing unless you are a hardcore drag racer. It saves things from breaking
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #23
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All I really have done is a borla atak exhaust and SLP cold air intake, nothing too fancy. I guess I'll just have to be more careful lol. Scared the shit out of me
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:31 PM   #24
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I wouldn't say wall, limit of traction yes. Hitting the wall is a very different racing term. Push or plow are the common terms for understeer.
Perhaps i should have included a smiley. Its a classic racing joke. Nevertheless, it makes it easy for the newbies to understand the concept.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:00 PM   #25
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Leave nannies on. Also, check tire pressures.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:17 PM   #26
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Sway bars first, then some other things....here is what I mean:
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #27
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:15 PM   #28
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He's not talking about understeer. He just needs more traction. And as suggested, leave the nannies on unless you're at the track racing.

Better wheel/tire setup and some trailing arms should help out.

I run 305/45/18 drag radials on the street for a reason.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:56 PM   #29
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Better still - learn something called 'throttle modulation' as done by you the driver. Ultimately, TC on is going to teach you to be a "stomp & steer" kind of driver (not a compliment, BTW) . . . because it lets you get away with more right foot than you should be trying to use, and you won't be relating any amount of foot movement as being "about here is where too much starts".

That skinny pedal on the right really does have more than just two positions (closed and WOT). Learn how to use all the positions in between without using too much, all by yourself. Who knows - your dragstrip performance might just benefit from you better knowing where the limit is.


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Old 05-27-2013, 11:03 PM   #30
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Your issue is rear end stability or lack of. My mods done to my car leaves my rear end as stable as the 2007 Stang GT I owned 2 years ago. 1st and 2nd gear runs were as stable and straight line as a rail road train. PM me if you want to know. After rear end upgrades an alignment is highly recommended. Also make sure your tire pressure is equal on both rear wheels.
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