Manufactures build in understeer. They would rather have the driver be
looking through the front windshield while trying to gain control of the car
than looking through the rear view mirror....
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Larry Colen
> Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 4:57 PM
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> Subject: Re: Rear Leaf Springs - understeer geometry
> I recently read an interesting article by Marc Sayer that
> explained that with the rear shackle being higher than the
> front shackle, this designs in rear axle roll-steer
> understeer. In other words, when the car leans, the rear axle
> actually turns in such a way as to reduce the steering, i.e.
> induce understeer, at least up to traction threshold.