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    Oversteer set up question

    What is the easiest and cheapest way to get some oversteer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BombAtomic View Post
    What is the easiest and cheapest way to get some oversteer?
    Buy a RWD car. Seriously.

    You'll need stiffer front and rear swaybars and a proper alignment. However, driven at 99%, the WRX will nearly always understeer. It's the nature of the motor being entirely in front of the front drive axles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Buy a RWD car. Seriously.
    Ok, will just grab a RWD thanks fo the great answer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BombAtomic View Post
    Ok, will just grab a RWD thanks fo the great answer!
    Looks like you already have one

    But really, it's the nature of the setup. You can fine tune the suspension all you want, but you're really fighting the laws of physics here: the polar moment of inertia and centripetal force will always put more pressure on the front of the car.
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    LOL Honestly, I love the handling the way it is, I am just not very good at driving it yet. I did a local AX event and found myself approaching apex like a RWD and looking like a doosh. I would love to 'flatten' out the feel a bit and just be able to trail-break into it a little more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BombAtomic View Post
    LOL Honestly, I love the handling the way it is, I am just not very good at driving it yet. I did a local AX event and found myself approaching apex like a RWD and looking like a doosh. I would love to 'flatten' out the feel a bit and just be able to trail-break into it a little more.
    TBH, it takes a bit of practice. For STi guys, they have the virtue of opening the throttle into the apex of a turn and allowing the front LSD and DCCD to pull them through the corner. The WRX does not offer such luxuries, so we have to adapt differently. A WRX can be lethal on the AutoX course, if driven to the strengths. It just requires the driver to brake hard into the turn, anticipate the understeer, then hammer hard on the apex allowing the car's natural tendencies to pull towards the outside of the corner. For us 2L guys, we could hit the accelerator prior to the apex, anticipating that the boost would build into the apex.
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    That being said...24mm front sway bar, a 22mm rear sway bar, and comparable aftermarket endlinks would probably help to flatten out some of the body roll. Also moving to stiffer springs such as RCE Blacks or Yellows or Swifts Springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    That being said...24mm front sway bar, a 22mm rear sway bar, and comparable aftermarket endlinks would probably help to flatten out some of the body roll. Also moving to stiffer springs such as RCE Blacks or Yellows or Swifts Springs.
    I run this setup and have only great things to say, it has evened the car out noticeably and it feels great at corner entry and exit. I'm still on stock springs and will likely change to yellows later in the year.

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