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What is oversteer?

Definition of Oversteer The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) defines understeer and oversteer as deviation from a constant-radius path at a constant speed with a constant steering wheel angle. So, in an oversteer situation, the rear tires will begin to lose grip before the front tires. In other words, the vehicle experiences more slip from the rear when turning than the driver intended because the rear tires are losing grip on the road. Example of how you might experience oversteer You travel at an appropriate speed and turn your vehicle … Read More

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