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Posted by CC ///M3 on October 07, 2000 at 07:22:54:

In Reply to: Could anyone explain "oversteer" and "understeer"? posted by Ghin on October 07, 2000 at 01:13:06:

Understeer typically occurs when you carry too much speed into a turn and try to brake and turn at the same time. It's the "plowing" of the front tires. Since you are braking and all the weight is on the front tires, it is nearly impossible to turn. Understeer is a really bad thing, although manufacturers dial it into their cars too keep idiots from killing themselves.

Oversteer is when the rear tires loose traction and the back end "comes around." Too much gas too early out of a turn will induce oversteer. Driving a Porsche 911 will induce oversteer big time!!!!

I think that's it.

Now go oversteer. :-)


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