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

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Posted by Vin on June 25, 2000 at 11:55:34:

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

Understeer: in a hard turn, the car will plow straight even though your wheels are turned in the direction you want to go. ie, you end up in the guard rail or curb.

Oversteer: in a turn, the wheels and car are initially going in the same direction, but the wheels eventually *oversteer* and your ass-end swings around. ie, you end up in the guard rail or curb.

Is this pretty much correct guys?


: 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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