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Subaru Impreza, Mazda MAZDA3
Dec 07, 2004 (6:48 am)
Why would the AWD make the impreza understeer more? If anything I thought it would tend to balance a car out between understeer and oversteer? Isn't understeer generally more a characteristic of FWD more so than RWD cars?
Dec 07, 2004 (6:53 am)
In a steady state Subies tend to understeer (same with FWD), but it's easy to get the rear end out on just about any of them except for the VDC, which has stability control.
Lift the throttle or add more in that corner, you can get the tail out.
If you want even more neutral handling, the SPT rear sway bar wholesales for just $78, the 18mm one. The 20mm SPT bar wholesales for just $82. And it's just 4 bolts to install them (I've installed 2 myself).
Stock bars vary from 13-19mm, but it's a cheap and easy upgrade if you don't like understeer.