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Re: why can't my m3 get really lose? (archive)

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Posted by PM3 on January 29, 2001 at 22:55:08:

In Reply to: why can't my m3 get really lose? posted by M3 EVO on January 29, 2001 at 22:11:56:

I tried to have some fun on the skidpad the other day....the rear end came lose but it'd go into heavy understeer then oversteer then understeeer..etc etc...wot's wrong? is it my swaybar settings?

highspeed corners was all oversteer thou...

Hey what's up...
unless I misunderstood your post, it sounds like you're just lifting and accelerating at the wrong times, for what you want to be doing. I am assuming you have the traction control off.
Anyways, a quickie:
if you're wanting to go into oversteer, your wheels must be turned (ie, already beginning to grip laterally) with some load to the front (maybe a slight lift of the throttole, if needed) before you step on it. Otherwise you'll be understeering all the time. The opposite goes with not wanting to don't want the front to bite to hard when compared to the rear. I think you should just go back out there and safely play with it some more. Since you're doiing things that are happening very quickly, I think just practice will help you more than my trying-to-pretend-like-I-know-something explanation, ;) CYA>PM3

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