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  1. Koni on GT : skittish and understeer

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good morning all. I recently fitted SRT-T shocks to my diesel GT Q2. It has improved the ride, but as the old ones were shot this is no surprise! Since fitting them the car has become more skittish On the front and now tends to understeer more. Is this common, any ideas what can cause thus...
  2. DNA, EQ2 and the 1.6

    Alfa Giulietta
    The question of how you use the DNA switch forever comes up on this Forum. My view has always been to use it like an instant remap switch i.e. for those times when max performance is needed for overtaking on 'A' or minor roads. However something happened over the weekend to completely change...
  3. Understeer !

    Alfa Giulietta
    I need your opinions about understeering... I'm uneasy about understeering when I turn the bends.. I mean my G's front side goes away out of the bend when I turn a little speedy and ESP system do not activate.. On the otherhand when I start on a straight road fastly ESP activates without...
  4. 10v JTD Atrocious Understeer!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, still enjoying the 156 a lot. Got rid of my oil leaks and slippy clutch now. My new issue is the car understeers really really badly!! I come round a bend at approx 25-30 mph and the thing tries to go straight on (it very nearly did this morning) My 320D touring was a bit like this...
  5. understeer

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    my gtv understeers...is it me pushing to hard or do they all do this...is there an easy way to solve the small problem...dont get me wrong...when i am coming off of a motorway onto the slip road at a ton or more ,there is no better feeling than the fear of smashing into the barriers but,hey,im...
  6. Serious understeer

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Just been out ot shops in my 146 and had some major understeer, twice at same roundabout, once turning left and then on return journey turning right. On the left turn I was probably going a bit too quick on a damp road. For the right turn I went in at normal speed 2nd gear and gently round...
  7. want to reduce understeer 75 TS

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi My 75 is fitted with AVO shocks, poly bushes and lowered/uprated rear springs (unkown spring rate).The front torsion bars have been adjusted to lower the front end and the camber set to 3 degrees. All this has improved the handling but on a recent track day it tended to understeer a lot more...
  8. mid corner understeer

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    just wanting to know from people experiances if they have been suffering mid corner understeer?? e.g going around a round -a -bout and front end pushing out. turn in and derection change on my car is very good.. but from some reason it cant hold corners well. thanks for your replies
  9. Oversteer / Understeer resource

    General Alfa Discussion
    have a gander at this... quite good! http://rogerkrausracing.com/overundr.html
  10. Under-steer or Torque-steer

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Has anyone managed to push their GTV to its limit? My 2litre GTV seems to have superb handling, I don't seem to get much under-steer or torque steer no matter how hard I try? :D I had no problem getting massive under-steer on my old 16v 2litre Golf with sports suspension.
  11. Big Understeer after Heavy Braking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had to do big emergency braking the other day to avoid a coach straddled across 2 lanes after a sweeping curve. :eek: Was doing 130km/h and came to a stop in an impossibly short distance (compared to my previous 206 GTi). I remember thinking I was completely screwed - Just managed to avoid the...
  12. Anti-roll bar vs understeer

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys Will fitting thicker anti-roll bars (front + back) increase the understeer characteristics of the 156? Thanks Cooljazz
  13. Understeer

    Alfa 155
    Who here has got Eibachs fitted,if so do they do much for the V6's notorious understeer?. speedy mentioned at NAD that uprated wishbone bushes make a difference too. I've got some Eibachs on order and wanted to know if they make much difference.Also whats the ride like with standard dampers...
  14. wheel spacers > understeer ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I would like to install wheelspacers @ only the back of my 147. (to have a fatter look) However, Madeno advises to install spacers on both axes. This because otherwise I could get early understeer. Anybody's got experience? Plus: if I install them on the front as well, I think I'll get more...
  15. front tyres / understeer

    General Alfa Discussion
    Maybe its just that the roads were especially greasy this morning (the rain following the dry period) but the Avons (205/45x16) on the front of my car give me ridiculous amount of understeer. Is this normal or are Avons crap?
  16. understeer reduction?

    General Alfa Discussion
    So almost all 'modern day' alfas will understeer under pressure but what mods can be made to reduce this?
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