|How much oversteer is good on a medium corner (your best estimate of a medium corner will do)?|
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|Lots of oversteer, I use throttle to rotate the car more than the wheel. (0)|
|Medium amount of oversteer is good, but Understeer is bad. (3)|
|Light oversteer, more likely to understeer if I'm not on the throttle while cornering. (8)|
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In an FWD car, you generally want a pretty loose setup because FWD cars understeer in 99% of cases. In FWD you get sideways and you can mash the gas to get you out of the slide/spin. In general, it's pretty easy to control (or at least I've never had any issues controlling my STS crx over the years, no matter how loose it is).
I have now moved on to an S2000. I'm going to run in BS/RTR and have autocrossed it two times now (only owned for a few months). I have read a lot about the car and how it drives, yes, it's loose in stock form! I did my first autocross with the car completely stock, just to get a 'baseline' feel for the car. I since put some better tires for RTR class and a larger front swaybar (think Gendron Monster bar style). I left the alignment setup alone for my second autocross, and had the swaybar set to be basically in the middle of the adjustment range. I noticed the car would not oversteer as easily, but I am still up in the air about just how much oversteer you want in a RWD vehicle, and this one particularly. The car isn’t a CR, just a 2002 S2000 with stock OEM shocks, Kumho Ecsta XS tires (square setup), a 1-5/16” NASCAR style front swaybar, and stock brake pads.
I changed the setup of the bar to make it stiffer (I have 8 possible end link locations on the bar, 0=full soft, 7=full stiff), but I don’t know how little oversteer is ‘good’ in this type of vehicle. I would think that applying a large amount of throttle should make the car oversteer in a medium corner, but that partial throttle should NOT cause oversteer. But I also would think that it is bad for the car to understeer when on partial throttle through a tight corner.
Just a guy looking for guidance from the RWD regulars. Thanks