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Old 09-07-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Oversteering

RS4 EVO, newly mounted x-patterrns because the m-compound radials SUCK. Anyway, I have a problem with oversteering and need some advice. I have changed shock angle in the rear but never in the front to no avail but all is back to stock except for i changed the rear shock position up top to a more vertical. I haven't installed sway bars (i have them though and have been thinking about it). Parking lot racing. Futaba 3PM 2.4GHz.

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Old 09-07-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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Standing up the rear shocks will make it oversteer more. Lay the rear shocks down and stand up the front shocks. you can try stiffer springs in the front, and/or softer in the rear. I can't help you on shock oil, but generally speaking, lighter oil should give you more traction and heavier oil will give you less. You can also check that the 2-degree rear hubs are installed instead of the 1-degree hubs. More rear toe should help keep the rear end more planted in the turns. If you're getting oversteer going into the corners, use the 10-degree C-hubs in the front, if it's oversteering coming out of the corner, use the 8-degree front C-hubs. Don't make all these changes at once of course, but those are some of the options available on the Evo.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:41 AM   #3
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All of Steves' tips were spot on! Additionally, you could try front sway bar, stiffer front diff action (tighten if it is a ball diff or heavier fluid if it is a gear diff), front spool instead of diff, make sure that your ride-height is being determined by your spring settings rather than the droop screws/down travel limiters.
If you incorporate all of these tips, your car should push badly.
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