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no pantelis, i've never ever had anything remotely like what has been
described as "bite" on type 44's, despite considerable deliberate
provocation (mostly in wet or slippery conditions). i personally suspect
that the major contributor to the bite might quite simply be the well-known
propensity of semi-trailing arm suspension (as featured on the type 44) for
camber, and particularly toe-out changes in heavy cornering. rear toe-out
would of course have a fundamental effect on rear slip angles. hence the
requirements with this suspension for careful setup and alignment....
as the ur-quattro (struts) and the rs2 (wishbones) don't have this sort of
rear suspension, i'm in the clear. if you think about it, many cars that
have had semi-trailing arms (e.g. e30 3-series, 911's) were noted for their
tricky handling in extremis....
'89 mb 2.3-16
From: Pantelis Giamarellos [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 11 November 1999 23:52
To: Dave.Eaton@clear.net.nz; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: nicked
I think what has saved you is the fact that you were driving the station.
If it was for the urQ or the MB then maybe the boy in blue would not have
been so understanding.
Take care and enjoy
P.S. any bites after lifting your foot from the go pedal or hitting the
brakes or giving opposite lock, whichever of the three or any combination?
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