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Old 09-25-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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Staggered v. Non-staggered

I did some research last night based on a question I had about using spacers in another thread. I thought the results were interesting enough that I would post about them in case anyone else ever wondered the same thing.


M3 come naturally with a staggered wheel set up. If you put big spacers on the front and make the tires flush all around you then have a less staggered setup.

Staggered offset cause the car to have a understeer type of handling where non-staggered give you a neutral handling.

I also pulled this from a website:

"In fact, when running in straight line, we want a little bit understeer to make the car stable. When the car is subjected to side force, probably due to cross wind or the road's irregularities, understeer could resist the force and avoid the car to be steered automatically, therefore the driver need not to correct the steering frequently.

When the car is entering a corner, we also need a light understeer to provide the stability while the driver is easing off the brakes and building up cornering force. In mid corner, we need neutral steer. In the exit phase, a slight oversteer will be welcomed as it helps tightening the path."

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