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Re: 1998 a4 questions

On Tue, 5 May 1998 pk001c@uhura.cc.rochester.edu wrote:

> hey,
> I have a 98 a4 2.8 quatrro with the sport package and I have a few question
> that other owners may help with.
> First, is there any cure to the understeer the car has around its limits?
> Especially in tight turns.  I had a 97 without the sport package and it was
> worse but its still there in this car.  Id liek to be able to balence the
> car with the the throttle like 	I can in my M3 but its just seems to
> understeer unless I quickly let off the gas to cause some major over steer.

This is related to the fact that the A4 is an AWD car and the M3 is RWD
drive.  We are currently debating this very issue (the torsen thread),
particularly in relation to cornering where the power distribution changes
can cause sudden fluctuations of oversteer and understeer (O or U). 

Of course, the fact that you opted for the 2.8 does not help, since it
adds weight to the front... ;-)

'90 CQ