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Don't pay too much attention to what you read. Without being in the car with you at the time it is impossible to tell if your car is handling as it should. It probably is, though, and you just have too high expectations. All road cars will only hit a tad over 1 G lateral force before the tyres break traction and the evo is no different. You'll get no additional traction in an evo over any performance car. They come into their own in when you step over the line and it gets a bit skittish, or when the road is uneven. In terms of actual grip they are no different to any other performance car.swcfc said:Before i bought my Evo i read a lot on here and elsewhere about how well the evo handles on corners and after reading about the ACD and AYC i was expecting the car to really stick when cornering. Now i might be doing something wrong or maybe theres something i need to check on the car but whenever i hit a corner or roundabout at speed the backend seems to let go so easily. Am i doing something wrong or is that the way it is supposed to handle, should i be drifting it round and just controlling the understeer. I checked the tyre pressures the other day and they seem fine, maybe wheel allignment is slightly out or maybe i'm just not doing it right. Maybe its just a case of practising to control the drift but i've had a couple of dodgy moments and i'm worried that i might push it too far. Is it better to keep it in a lower gear and keep the revs up, should i be braver and just let the traction do all the work ?
anyway i'm waffling now so cheers for any advice.
In a stock set-up you will find that on the limit you're spending your time controlling understeer so don't worry about that. You can get over aggressive and provoke oversteer and the car will just bring it in line better than some cars.