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SUSPENSION TUNING - QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

The methods of correction of understeer or oversteer in most passenger vehicles for road use with road legal wheels and tyres and is designed purely as a general guide only.

Component To Reduce Oversteer To Reduce Understeer

ALIGNMENT ANGLES
Front Camber
Front Caster

Rear Camber


More positive
Less positive

More negative


More negative
More positive

Less negative

ROLL CENTRE (Height)
Front
Rear


Raise
Lower

Lower
Raise
SPRINGS
Front Rate
Rear Rate

Harder
Softer*

Softer*
Harder

TYRES
Front Pressure
Front Foot Print (Tyre Size)

Rear Pressure
Rear Foot Print (Tyre Size)


Reduce
Reduce

Increase
Increase


Increase
Increase

Reduce
Reduce

VEHICLE TRACK WIDTH
Front Track
Rear Track

Reduce
Increase

Increase
Reduce

* Excessively reducing Sway Bar or Spring Rates will change the foot print of the tyre, resulting in the worsening of the original problem.

Reproduced courtesy of Wholesale Suspension Components

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