[200q20v] Oversteer in stock 91 200tq

Edward J Kellock ekellock at juno.com
Tue Nov 28 18:37:16 EST 2000

I agree with Henry.  Get those tires matched up.  I would
also highly recommend getting your alignment and rear 
bushings checked.  If all that sounds just too much trouble,
then I'd be willing to trade you even up for my Coupe GT.


On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 11:51 +0000 hah at srv.net writes:
> Please try again with same size+brand+style tires on all four 
> wheels, for 
> best results with an all-wheel-drive car. Mine is not at all 
> twitchy, and 
> takes gross, intentional throttle abuse to cause power-on oversteer 
> in the 
> wet/snow; trailing-throttle oversteer also requires quite slippery 
> conditions - I do try to avoid TTO, personally.
> Henry Harper
> http://www.srv.net/~hah
> 1991 200 quattro, 111k, parked at James' again
> 1988 GTI 16v, 215k, sure is rattly after driving the Audi
> >Do many people have experience with this?  Seems like everything I 
> read 
> about the factory tuning shows peoples experience to be of a car 
> heavily 
> biased towards understeer.  Although I've got to wonder if it has 
> anything 
> to do with my tire setup (different types of the same size Toyo 
> tires on 
> the front verse the rear), I have noticed a tendency for some 
> power-on, 
> lift-throttle, and late-braking (or is it trail-braking) oversteer 
> in the 
> wet.  To be fair though, of the above, I have only seen late braking 
> oversteer carry on into dry conditions.  It is kind of fun in 
> certain 
> situations (slower, sharper, 2nd-gearish speed corners in the wet) 
> but in 
> wet conditions on higher speed sweepers (ie freeway exchanges), 
> there is a 
> noticable twitchiness in the rear of the car relative to throttle.  
> All 
> else aside, the higher speed corners are somewhat humbling, and well 
> my 
> driving style is stymied in these conditions; I'm not to thrilled 
> about the 
> prospects of cracking my car up.  Have had t!
> >he chance to experiment in quasi-track conditions (office park at 
> about 1 
> in the morning on a Saturday night), but never on a true track with 
> better 
> runout conditions.  What are others experience with this?  Any 
> advice?  
> >
> >As an aside, in my office park experience I did find that the right 
> amount 
> of throttle in my one and only 3rd gear corner did help to keep the 
> rear 
> planted, but...
> >
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