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    Oversteering

    I've taken a few bends and roundabouts at higher speeds with my Astra and it seems to have a tendency to oversteering. Slight understeering appears only at very very tight bends but that doesn't worry me much. Oversteering though can be sometimes very strong. I almost hit a kerb with my rear wheels (got a hot wave through all my body for a second lol). Normally I don't drive like that. It was just testing on empty roads my car responses in more drastic situations to feel it more. Is it normal behavior for Astra G or maybe my tyres are just complete crap (Sonar 205/40/17)???
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    A normal Astra G will tend to understeer long before it'll oversteer. Crap tyres or knackered rear dampers will cause it to oversteer.

    Even with comedy tyres you'll be hard pushed to get what you're describing, so I'm thinking it could be dampers or a broken spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS View Post
    A normal Astra G will tend to understeer long before it'll oversteer. Crap tyres or knackered rear dampers will cause it to oversteer.

    Even with comedy tyres you'll be hard pushed to get what you're describing, so I'm thinking it could be dampers or a broken spring.
    I have an astra coupe, I have Kumho KH18's all round, not bad tyres IMO..

    I get plenty of oversteer, especially when giving her some power on r'abouts, I've had the arse end twitching many a time, easliy corrected though.
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    I agree with ZS, Its front wheel drive simple as that, youll be very hard pushed to be getting oversteer.. or maybe you should just slow down to be honest..

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    ive had oversteer once but i mostly get understeer to be honest
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    i get it on the slip road, junction 4 m4 going towards reading, can be very scary, I have to take the slip road at around 10 mph when turning on.

    I think its your dampers though, or road surface, otherwise I just understeer in mine.
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    If you say that normal for Astra G is rather to understeer than oversteer then I think something wrong must be with tyres. Those tyres were not my choice. I got them free with alloy wheels. I feel understeer too but it doesn't make any difficulties with driving. But when it oversteers it's a bit like a rodeo . My springs seem to be ok (standard SXi).. Do you think that lowering a car a bit may help?

    And true.. maybe I was driving a bit too fast. It's not an experience I very much liked I must say .
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    the only way i get over steer is if i do it on purpose (with the way i drive) but if i am going abit quick around a corner or a round about then it just understeers massivly, which i am now in the process f try to stop or improve!

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    Let me know how that Antiroll bar works when you get it fitted Kev.
    Quite fancy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moffat View Post
    Let me know how that Antiroll bar works when you get it fitted Kev.
    Quite fancy one.
    Ill let you know sometime next spring then at the rate i am working! pmls

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