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Old 06-15-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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What exactly is understeer and oversteer?
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understeer_and_oversteer
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Thanks! Would've looked it up but figured a paraphrased version would be more helpful
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So for the most part on a track or highway, oversteer is good and understeer is bad?
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So for the most part on a track or highway, oversteer is good and understeer is bad?
No I think that is incorrect manufacuterier will have more understeer the oversteer. It depends on what car etc.

Understeer is the tendency if your entering a corner at high speed and driver will start to make his turn the car will want to stay straight. It is the front losing grip in corner entry. The rear tires have more traction then the fronts basically.

Oversteer is just the opposite in the car will feel like it wants to rotate or spin as the driver steers the vehicle into a corner.

There are several ways you can address these issues being with spring rates, sway bar thickness, alignment settings, weight distribution and tires being used etc.
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No I think that is incorrect manufacuterier will have more understeer the oversteer. It depends on what car etc.

Understeer is the tendency if your entering a corner at high speed and driver will start to make his turn the car will want to stay straight. It is the front losing grip in corner entry. The rear tires have more traction then the fronts basically.

Oversteer is just the opposite in the car will feel like it wants to rotate or spin as the driver steers the vehicle into a corner.

There are several ways you can address these issues being with spring rates, sway bar thickness, alignment settings, weight distribution and tires being used etc.
Good explanation. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #7
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Its mostly based on personal preference. I prefer oversteer to understeer because you can always correct it if you know what youre doing, but understeer can cause you to lose a lot of speed because you have to slow down to stay in the corner and not run off.
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Its mostly based on personal preference. I prefer oversteer to understeer because you can always correct it if you know what youre doing, but understeer can cause you to lose a lot of speed because you have to slow down to stay in the corner and not run off.
IMO I would go with a little high speed understeer and low speed oversteer.
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IMO I would go with a little high speed understeer and low speed oversteer.
See, personal preference.
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