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Lightbulb If I keep my car...help me out here

Thinking about if I keep my 944 for awhile. I wouldn't mind getting a bit more performance out of it, and I would like to learn how to drive it. More so, I go into a certain corner everyday @ about 35mph and it's just enough to not make the rear swing out. I take the same corner in my Rabbit @ 45mph and don't budge. Thats also with both speedos being calibrated. Also I'd like to add some more power to the 944 (Have an Autothority chip, custom cold air intake, a supertrapp, and a full tune up. Runs good, but a little more would always be fun. So what are some tricks to make the 944 handle without gettin so much oversteer, go into it at less rpm's? Thanx...
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Try a DE event. Performance is an issue- lose weight and add some HP parts. it seems the bug has bitten you!
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I go into a certain corner everyday @ about 35mph and it's just enough to not make the rear swing out. I take the same corner in my Rabbit @ 45mph and don't budge.
Heh...
If you are used to driving front wheel drive cars, that may be one thing, make sure you are going in with your foot on the gas to keep the chassis flat/straight, whatever... then, make sure your tires have the correct air pressure in them, and, then do the corner at 50 in the 944 just for fun.
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I've tried and then I wuss out and go about 1/4 throttle in 2nd gear and then the rear end wants to drift out. I have a feeling these cars want to be pushed though....less likely to break maybe when compared to my Rabbit. And yea...I'm very used to FWD cars until high speeds, then it can be unpredictable unless your aware when the lift throttle oversteer will happen
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I know what you mean... my mom has a new Sebring, and while road and track can fly through the slalom in it, I get scared, as on-ramps I can take at 70 in my car (only to scare passengers), will make the front wheels scream in pain in the sebring at only 40 (mom was screaming also hehe)... just takes some practice - autocross is a definate good place to get some too.
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Heh...
If you are used to driving front wheel drive cars, that may be one thing, make sure you are going in with your foot on the gas to keep the chassis flat/straight, whatever... then, make sure your tires have the correct air pressure in them, and, then do the corner at 50 in the 944 just for fun.
uhhh. throttle controls chassis "straightness"? what?
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