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Tire pressure and other things.... (archive)

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Posted by Lester on February 26, 2001 at 11:08:11:

In Reply to: MZ3 Autocross Test & Tune (shocks) posted by Chris in Atlanta on February 26, 2001 at 09:08:53:

First, thanks for the report.

Second, I thought long and hard about double adjustable Koni's and decided against them. One reason was cost and the other was that I did not think I would be smart enough to get all those adjustments correct. So with the simple single adjustable Koni's I run full soft in front and midrange in the rear. For autocross I move the fronts to full firm.

Third, I think most people under estimate the effect of tire pressure. (For those who do not know.) If your experianceing under steer add pressure to the front tires and if your having oversteer add tire pressure to the rear. Once you get the car balanced drop the pressure in both ends down the same amount to get the lowest pressure end at the minimum pressure recommended for your tires.

Lastly, under steer is also caused by comming into the corner to hot. (I know this is not your problem because you are an experianced autocross driver.) But some here want to adjust something in the suspension while adjusting the driver is over looked. Slow in and fast out is a cure for most under steer experianced by novice drivers.

Again, thanks for the insights and keep the reports comming!

Lester


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