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TRD Sways #326583 Nov 15, 12:39am Nov 15, 12:39am
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TRD Sways
i recently got some TRD sways and i'm wondering should i set the rear sways to a stiffer or softer setting? i'm just wondering whether or not i would much of a difference, right now i have them at the stiffer setting.

Re: TRD Sways [Re: Noel] #326584 Nov 15, 2:01am Nov 15, 2:01am
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having the rear stiffer will cause more oversteer, sometimes better for your car to give neutral handling. it really depends on your cars handling characteristics. if you still get a little bit of understeer then set the rear stiffer. if not then your fine. too much oversteer and soften it.


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Re: TRD Sways [Re: Kim] #326585 Nov 15, 4:17pm Nov 15, 4:17pm
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i'd rather have oversteer than understeer


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Re: TRD Sways [Re: VSGTS14] #326586 Nov 15, 10:10pm Nov 15, 10:10pm
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oversteer on a FWD? wouldn't that be a little hard to control?

Re: TRD Sways [Re: renfield90] #326587 Nov 15, 10:16pm Nov 15, 10:16pm
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someone help me w/ oversteer and understeer..i kinda kno the basics..but someone help me understand it better plz


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Re: TRD Sways [Re: AznKhaos] #326588 Nov 15, 10:20pm Nov 15, 10:20pm
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understeer = your front wheels lose grip, your car doesn't turn as much (tends to go in a straight line)

oversteer = your rear wheels lose grip, your car turns too far (fishtailing, also what drifters do)

understeer is common on FWD, oversteer is common on RWD. I know that some sways cause oversteer on our Celicas, but wouldn't that be a little hard to control?

Re: TRD Sways [Re: renfield90] #326589 Nov 16, 12:51am Nov 16, 12:51am
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Originally Posted by renfield90
wouldn't that be a little hard to control?


yeah kinda, but you can adjust other things, for example, it the sways are causing too much oversteer you can compensate by lowering your rear tire pressure, or (if you have adjustable shocks) soften the dampening your you shocks. when i get oversteer coming out of corners i just countersteer and release the pedals, but if it's really nasty i try to create underteer to even it out by pressing the gas. sometimes you will do a 4 wheel drift which is bad.


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Re: TRD Sways [Re: Kim] #326590 Nov 16, 10:34am Nov 16, 10:34am
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thanks i get a little bit of oversteer right now so if i put them on the softer setting that should help with that right? i tried taking a turn pretty fast and the back started sliding out i thought it might be cause i'm on my stock tires and they don't grip as well


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