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Autotechnica
03-06-2004, 01:28 PM
I want to try to set my front sway to "soft" and try more oversteer. Any idea if I have to remove the clamps for the bushings as well or just the endlink bolts?

Thanks,

Bry

thinair
03-06-2004, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Autotechnica
I want to try to set my front sway to "soft" and try more oversteer. Any idea if I have to remove the clamps for the bushings as well or just the endlink bolts?

I don't think that setting your front swap bar to soft will give you oversteer, it's just give you less understeer.

I have my rear bar set to stiff and my front bar set to soft and I don't get oversteer unless throttle induced. Hopefully my car will be more neutral once I get my camber plates dialed. My bars are 28mm front and 21mm rear (Eibach)

You just need to remove the endlink bolts. If it's really tight coming out, then remove the clamp on the side you're working with.

Autotechnica
03-06-2004, 05:12 PM
Thanks, I was hoping you'd reply :)

My car was oversteering before I installed any of the thicker sways. But then again, my rear endlinks were broken. After I had "medium" stiffness setting for the front sway the car's handling was pretty much neutral. When I used more gas in the corners the car's front end would run just a little wide. Hopefully, setting the front bar to "soft" will solve this problem. I'm still getting use to the quick steering response. I keep thinking I have to countersteer very quickly to make the car straight again after a turn, but it regains grip so much quicker! I assume because of the reduced body roll.

I can't get much throttle induced oversteer from an M42 motor. However, lift-off oversteer always works well :)

Thanks,

Bry