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Old 04-04-2013, 03:02 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Patrick Olsen View Post
You're doing it wrong.

Lots of talk in this thread about bad tires and bad alignment, but the greatest tires in the world and the bestest performance alignment won't make the car defy physics. If the car is understeering because you're hard on the gas mid-corner, and your response is to add in more steering input, the car is just going to continue to understeer. Great tires and a better alignment won't change that.
^ this

Nut behind the wheel. I'm surprised so many people are focusing on everything else. After the OP gets his alignment, futzes with his suspension more, spends $$$, the car will still do this behavior... maybe at slightly faster speeds.

OP, briefly lift the throttle a bit to tuck the nose in enough to get the car pointed in the right direction for the exit; holding the steering you have. Then roll back onto the gas and THEN see what AWD does for you.

But you're right, they way you're driving it, it will feel like FWD... because you're not using AWD the way you're supposed to.
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