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Re: Can someone explain concepts of under/over ste (archive)

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Posted by sm on June 25, 2000 at 09:59:52:

In Reply to: Can someone explain concepts of under/over steer? posted by Garrick on June 25, 2000 at 08:58:03:

Understeer - the car is not steering enough i.e. pushing thought the corners. most cars are set up this way, because it feels safer. The VW and M3 will both tend toward understeer, but the vw moreso.
Oversteer - the car is steering too much, i.e. the rear wants to come out first in the corners. some mid and rear engine cars exhibit this handling trait. Think 911 and Italian exotics


: I've never truly understood this. Could you compare two vehichles with different handling characteristics (i.e. front vs rear drive) such as my old VW GTI vs my 98 M3.




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