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View Poll Results: What handling setup do you prefer? - Understeer/Oversteer/Neutral
Slightly Understeery 12 17.14%
Slightly Oversteery 39 55.71%
Neutral 19 27.14%
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Old 21st October 2004, 04:06   #1
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Default What handling setup do you prefer?

So what do you like your car to be ? Slightly Understeery so you don't have to deal with a scary moment. Or a bit oversteery so that you can attack corners and also have a few hairy moments which raise your adrenalin level. Or you want your car to be neutral, one that can take a slalom with ease.

Make your choice.

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Old 21st October 2004, 05:10   #2
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neutral...
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Old 21st October 2004, 05:39   #3
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Well,i've had enuff of those scary moments with oversteerin.
So i guess i'll better stick to understeer for a safe mode driving for a while now.

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Old 21st October 2004, 13:57   #4
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Oversteer for me . I like hair raising moments though havent really had any of the oversteering types

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Old 21st October 2004, 15:00   #5
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Oversteer for me. Understeer too safe and boring. Shame that we don't have many apt RWD cars in India.
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Old 21st October 2004, 15:34   #6
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Oversteer!!! love it when the Vtec just turns into those corners with the back sliding away. Ofcourse in FWD, it's it's more of a case of "induced oversteer". You gotta make it happen.

Even in NFS 5 - i've noticed that a car setup for slight oversteer ends up lapping the circuit quicker than, when it was setup for understeer.

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Old 21st October 2004, 18:33   #7
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Definitely oversteer for me. My Conti, with it's RWD, oversteers quite a bit and I absolutely love it.
I'm not a FWD fan and I loathe understeer. I have a neutral attitude towards neutral handling.
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Old 21st October 2004, 19:14   #8
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oversteer it is for me....makes the car more challenging & fun to drive....jus love catching that loose tail of my accent... * *
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Oh is it a question to ask definately Oversteery. Its sooo much fun ...
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Old 22nd October 2004, 00:36   #10
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Oversteer......its fun!
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Old 22nd October 2004, 00:44   #11
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Well Oversteer is on my list too. Nothing like working hard to try and catch that swagging tail rite. Shan2nu, i agree, a slightly oversteery setup does help going around tracks. Not only on NFS5 but also in true-life WRC.

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well.. what about neutral?.... won't it be the fastest and most confident way around the track? ...
we are talking about perfectly neutral here..... ... if it exists at all!
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Oversteer for me. love the feeling of having the tail slide out.
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Oversteer..gives good rush!
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Old 22nd October 2004, 13:46   #15
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Quote[/b] ]well.. what about neutral?.... won't it be the fastest and most confident way around the track? ...
we are talking about perfectly neutral here..... ... if it exists at all!
Not really. Infact all cars have neutral steer, when driven around a corner at the right speed with the right throttle input. It's only when you really push your car, does the actual tendency to oversteer or understeer showup.

Though it's difiicult to have a car with neutral steer, it is not impossible. Any car, where in, both the front and rear tyres have a slip angle similar to each other, can be termed as a car with "neutral steer". This is not at all the fastest or the safest way around a track.

In over or under steer, you will always have either the front or the rear of the car, still holding it's line, but in case of neutral steer, since both sides of the car lose traction at the same time, you will have absolutely no control over the car. Whole car would just slide off the road.

I have yet to see a car with neutral steer, even F1 cars are setup for slight over or under steer. Neutral steer is not at all a desired setup. (under racing conditions)

If cars could have maintained neutral steer under hardcore racing conditions, F1 cars wouldn't have to be fitted with traction control.

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