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FAQ:  Guide to High-Performance Handling



The Comp T/A Pocket Guide to High-Performance Handling
By BFGoodrich, Appropriated from The Tire Rack Website




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Overview:

The keys to high performance handling are T/A R1's, a quality suspension system, proper chassis adjustments, and properly balanced tire pressures.  Aim for the theoretical ideal Neutral Steer matched front and rear traction.  Understeering is a plowing or pushing effect when cornering.  Oversteer is the rear sliding outward on turns.


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Handling Guide


ADJUSTMENTS

To DECREASE Understeer

To DECREASE Oversteer

Front Tire Pressure

Lower

Higher

Rear Tire Pressure

Higher

Lower

Front Tire Section

Larger

Smaller

Rear Tire Section

Smaller

Larger

Front Wheel Camber

More Negative

More Positive

Rear Wheel Camber

More Positive

More Negative

Front Wheel Toe

Toward Toe-Out

Toward Toe-In

Rear Wheel Toe

Toward Toe-In

Toward Toe-Out

Front Wheel Caster

More Positive

More Negative

Front Springs

Soften

Stiffen

Rear Springs

Stiffen

Soften

Front Anti-Sway Bar

Soften (Thinner)

Stiffen (Thicker)

Rear Anti-Sway Bar

Stiffen (Thicker)

Soften (Thinner)

Weight Distribution

More Rearward

More Forward




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