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Walt Gifford

Slow down. I see it all the time, people dive into turns too fast and shallow then try to change direction all at once mid corner with lots of wheel sawing and skidding with tremendous physical effort. It’s such a dramatic event they think they’re really doing something as they skid to a stop.

If your driving skills are beyond reproach, heavy steering is usually a bad chassis set up. Get it on the scales, get the front end aligned, free the rear. You should be steering with the rear wheels not your forearms.


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