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Old 07-20-2007, 02:18 PM   #24
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If you're pushing (understeering) too much, you can add front negative camber, or try dropping your rear tire pressure a few PSI. It sounds contradictory, but you will gain grip by adding pressure, until the point that the contact patch starts to round out. Cornering work is done by the tire's shoulder, lower pressure lets the contact patch roll onto the sidewall, which is not made to grip.
Yep, within a certain range, lower pressure mitigates grip.
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