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Old 11-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
TommyTooHi
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Let's talk lift induced oversteer for a moment

It's known that Our Dear Focii do this, and I'd like to learn your driving habits/tips/tricks.

What are the best ways to 'work' it?

How do you keep the back from getting (too) loose, say slowing on a decreasing radius wet on-ramp, then maybe to brake hard-ish due to traffic?

Generally, I'm just looking for input from experienced SVT-ish drivers.
Thanks~


Some back story:
2004 SVT.
Bought 16" Focus wheels, some Firestone Winterforce tires, after replacing struts/shocks with 'stock' SVT bits. And fresh front sway end links and poly rear sway bushings.
Realized it was past due for an alignment... felt like 4 rubber crutches, and NOT very stable.
Mr. Fordahl set it up for me, and mentioned that the SVT's tend to oversteer a bunch due to the geometry. He's set up a bunch for local club racers. It feels a LOT better, but I can obviously still induce oversteer on that on-ramp~~!

Here;s where I'm at:
FT:
Total Toe: -0.01
Camber: -1.1 / -0.8

Rear:
Total Toe: 0.23
Camber: -0.9 / -1.6

Thanks,

-T_T


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