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Re: How can I decrease UNDERSTEER? (archive)

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Posted by Jeff on June 12, 2000 at 13:04:26:

In Reply to: How can I decrease UNDERSTEER? posted by Jonathan on June 12, 2000 at 10:22:08:

Where in the corner are you experiencing U/S? (entry, mid or exit)

The following info may be of some help:

http://203.102.130.85/staff/rnott/bmw/BMWText/technical/AntiRollBarE36.html

If the data is correct, it seems to contradict the belief that BMW changed the 96+ to increase U/S. It shouldn't be too hard to find a used 96+ rear bar and I doubt if tech inspection will be able to tell the difference in 1mm.

Are the LTW wheels 7.5 / 8.5? If so, you could run 235 front / 245 rear.

WRT your front shocks; to reduce U/S, you want to reduce front roll stiffness. If nothing else, your shocks are probably helping.


: I've got a 95 with LTW wheels and the seems to plow through the corners a bit too much for my liking. Drove a 98 and I could get the tail out just a tad. I'm used to driving my supercharged miata with 195 width tires that can oversteer like a mad dog.

: Isn't there a way to adjust the tire pressure to correct? Or maybe change the tire sizes? I'd rather not spring for a swaybar as I'd like to stay stock class for autocross. I think my front shocks are weak, which might be aggrevating the plowing problem.

: Thanks
: Jonathan
: Raleigh, NC
: 95 M3




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