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Posted by jonathan on June 12, 2000 at 15:10:42:

In Reply to: Re: How can I decrease UNDERSTEER? posted by Jeff on June 12, 2000 at 13:04:26:

Yep, I've already got 235/40 on the front and 245/40 on the rear. I think some more driving experience will do some tremendous help.

New sways is a last resort. And if you have to cheat at autocross to win, you aren't a very good driver. It's just for fun! Hell I was in BPrepared with my old VW corrado and actually one it a few times (just a chip and cam, no suspension work).


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

: The following info may be of some help:

: 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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