In a message dated 1/22/2007 5:08:21 PM Central Standard Time,
> Gary (whose last name I've forgotten - Sorry !) sent me a copy of an old
> and Driver article that noted "... [it] would lure you into a corner all
> cozily understeering the way you'd expect from a car with 2-liters worth of
> good stout cast iron way up front, then throw up it's hands and bumble off
> backwards." To me, that is a wonderful description of a stock TR3's
> handling. IMO the front sway bar does wonders for the "throw up it's hands"
> part, and the rear sway bar helps take care of the "cozily understeering"
What's happening there is the car understeers up to the point that the rear
axle contacts the frame. When that happens the inside tire lifts and there is
a quantum change in the behaviour of the suspension. Sway bars will reduce
body roll moving this point of contact to a point beyond where the tires loose
If you want some real fun try the rear bar only. When I ordered the bars for
my TR4 I received the rear first and the front was backordered. I grew
impatient so I installed the rear bar. I found I could pull a U turn in a two
road with ease. Fun. Treacherous, but fun.
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