lift off oversteer

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440turboNat
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lift off oversteer

Post by 440turboNat » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:24 pm

Hi all.
Need help with lift off oversteer on the daughters 440 turbo. it has had new rear shocks in the past 3 months but is still doing it, any ideas or suggestions as to what to try next please greatly received

jifflemon
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Re: lift off oversteer

Post by jifflemon » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:50 am

They were "sort of" designed to do it, but if the effect is way more pronounced than it should be, it could be that you've over compensated the rear;

So.... Look to the front. Shocks? Anti-roll bar drop links/bushes? Wishbones? All in good condition?

Tyre pressures all correct (not over inflated at the rear?)

440turboNat
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Re: lift off oversteer

Post by 440turboNat » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:44 am

i am thinking we have over inflated the rear tyres as you suggest, didnt realise they should be so low

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Re: lift off oversteer

Post by 100 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:11 pm

Steer into it, power out and enjoy! :hopping:
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440turboNat
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Re: lift off oversteer

Post by 440turboNat » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:48 am

its not me im worried about, its our daughters car and she has not been driving that long, she loves to put her foot down aswell which is why i asked if there are any fixes. will have to take her out more and teach her just so she knows what to do

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Re: lift off oversteer

Post by dcwalker » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:56 am

Potent car for a new driver - funnily enough the 440 turbo came up very favourably and fondly remembered in a conversation I was having with two "older" Volvo master technicians at my local dealer just last week. I'd say your daughter is very lucky! :lol:

Can't add anything to what's been said here really; in many ways you are fighting against what the car was designed to do. Tyre pressures is definitely a good point though; it can make quite a difference on a 480 (I always run 32 front and 30 back, which is slightly up on stated figures but I find makes for the best handling - less feels a touch sluggish, more gets a touch hairy!).

I think your last post is spot on - don't try and change the car, teach your daughter how to be capable of safely getting out of it what it can surely offer.

Good luck!

David
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Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: lift off oversteer

Post by cranna21 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:30 pm

Something often overlooked is the age or indeed brand/ model of tyre - make sure they're not ancient and make sure its half decent quality matching rubber!
1991 white 480 ES bought with 39800 on the clock end of November 2013, Now sporting a 208bhp/230nm Renault F7R Clio Williams 16v engine!

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