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Thread: is good handling FWD possible ? which car and what specification ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    Your Focus was/is no slouch!

    btw: What wheel/tire setup are you running on your Z?
    "was" is the correct term LOL. it did well for being a Mac Strut car LOL, but at least it had decent rear suspension geo.

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    Clint went from fwd to rwd. Case in point. What is he saying ?
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    to contribute to this thread, im of the opinion a "good handling" fwd car, is a FWD car that has more front grip then it does rear. Even a FWD car with low over all grip for whatever reason, if the front sticks and the rear rotates the car is fun and as fast as it can be. Some of the fastest FWD cars, are pretty hairy to drive since the rear comes around on you often. But using that rotation to its potential is how to do work in a FWD car.

    this video is a good example of what im saying, even though i felt like the car's over steer bias wanted to kill me, the car was fast and used its tires well from what the pyrometer temps were showing us.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu9qALdzKyo
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    Clint went from fwd to rwd. Case in point. What is he saying ?
    LOL, William loves to bust my chops about my FWD habits :P

    yes i went from FWD(focus) to RWD(miata) then another RWD (370z), and now i have another FWD (Civic). bottom line, i prefer two wheel drive cars and like FWD and RWD for different reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    but better than a well setup Miata ? how about a stock Miata ?
    I remember back in the days of CSP and ITA where Miatas and CRXs were swapping positions back and forth.
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    Yes, in the day, CRXs ruled ITA. Watching them corner versus my MacP car is best described as "violent".
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    Best FWD = drive your miata in reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyFocus View Post
    "was" is the correct term LOL. it did well for being a Mac Strut car LOL, but at least it had decent rear suspension geo.

    18x10.5 all around, either 285/35/18 RS3 or 275/35/18 Rc1 on the track. 295/35/18 Continental's for DD
    Thanks! I missed this.

    Did you need to roll fenders?

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