Re: Quicker steering in 981. Is this possible?
This is a VERY slippery slope. Getting a quicker rack to reduce lock-to-lock distance as low speeds will have consequences when the car is at speed. Once you start messing with steering geometry, you're also impacting other systems such as PSM.
FWIW, I've never been in a roundabout in North America or Europe that the Zaccone method didn't allow me to navigate without taking my hands off the wheel (9 & 3). On the track in either street car or race car - even a course with hairpin corners - my hands never need to leave 9 & 3. (If you're driving like a yahoo - yes, Chris Harris comes to mind - then "proper" technique doesn't apply. But his style has NOTHING to do with getting around a corner quickly.) Hands always at 9 & 3 maybe feels a bit odd until you get used to it (can't remember as, like heel and toeing, it was learned almost 40 years ago)...but it's the best way to actually CONTROL a car rather than just guide it haphazardly through a corner.
I have, however, been on autocross courses that were so tight that Zaccone didn't work. Kinda hate the feeling of having to flail at the wheel, to be honest, and it's one of the reasons I don't really get too excited about autocrossing. I have a hard enough time slowing down my activities in the cockpit on a race course, much less on an autocross course where everything is done at 3x speed.
Last edited by gcurnew; 01-28-2019 at 08:35 PM.
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