[200q20v] Oversteer in stock 91 200tq

hah at srv.net hah at srv.net
Tue Nov 28 11:51:00 EST 2000

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
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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