[torsen] Re: Re: "Correcting" understeer

QSHIPQ at aol.com QSHIPQ at aol.com
Sun Jan 21 09:46:03 EST 2001

Interesting post.  When I drive my urq *or* my tqw with the center diff 
locked, it understeers more than when it's not locked.  When I lock the rear 
with the center locked, it understeers more.  When I drive beyond the limit 
at the track, or take either car to Steamboat, they both drift "neutrally", 
per Jani's posted description.  Does that mean the car isn't understeering?  
I'm thinking the definition of a "drift" as Jani described it in a static 
60f/40r chassis, is understeer.  I'd think you can reduce understeer by 
changing front tires,  but I don't buy into a "neutral" drift as presented.  

Thanks for the "voluminus"...  help(?)


In a message dated 1/20/01 2:51:04 PM Central Standard Time, 
Steadi at swbell.net writes:

> > That really doesn't mean oversteer, only less understeer, or at best
>  > "neutral" which by definition (without shifting actual weight) is 
> understeer.
>  > Since you aren't changing the static dynamic of f/r balance, U can only 
>  > reduced.
>  This alone speaks volumes to SJ's lack of knowledge.  Neutral is
>  Understeer??? Uh-huh.  And what's a Static dynamic? Your trying to talk
>  about two separate states.
>  Eric Fletcher
>  '00 S4tt

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