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    Sharpening the steering on a MK2 TTS

    This is my first posting on here so my apologies if this is already a well-worn topic.

    As it rolls off the forecourt, the MK2 TTS steering is set too conservatively for my liking. Has a generally-accepted solution to this lack of erm.. alacrity .. been developed yet?

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    the tt and golf v and a3 8p seem to use the same parts generally and have the same handling foibles, notably understeer and a central vagueness/numbness

    if you want to sharpen the steering response and get rid of some of the centre vagueness at the expense of making the car feel a little less stable at high speed, then you need to:

    1) increase front negative camber with either modified lower wishbones or adjustable top camber plates

    2) increase front castor if you can - only with adjustable top camber plates

    3) reduce the rear negative camber a little (factory adjustable thank goodness)

    4) reduce the rear toe to neutral but dont go toe-out or you will get danagerous road handling

    5) uprate anti-roll bars front and rear

    if i had an s3 or tts then i would go for a set of morego bottom suspension arms (negative camber but factory bushes/noise/ride) and a good set of ARBs, probably neuspeed, and reduce the rear toe in to neutral - wouldnt do anything else
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    Dunk,

    spot on info. I didn't realise that BBR produced bottom arms. There's a good chance they provide a drive-in, drive-out solution, using their Morego parts.

    I'll get in touch with them and see what they say.

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    the morego solution is 500 fitted, but if your old arms are cast rather than pressed steel then there is another 120 or so as your old ones are no use to them to be modified
    TT-RS 410hp revo
    Fiat 500 1.3 tdi 120hp
    A3 8P 2.0tdi 240hp Autograph Cars
    RS4 B5 520hp MTM
    S3 8L 345hp MTM
    Volvo 850 T5 300hp BSR
    Fiat Punto GT 130hp
    Lancia Delta Turbo 185hp
    Lancia Beta Coupe 122hp
    Mini 74hp

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    Center Gravity

    Can I suggest you try a specialist chassis tuning. I recommended a friend to visit Center Gravity

    http://www.centergravity.co.uk/

    Having driven his S6 Avant, I thought it was probably the vaguest most uncommunicative car I had ever driven. He had his car sorted for 250+VAT and his testimonial is on their site.

    Center Gravity have turned my old smoker into a fantastically responsive car even with that great big heavy lump sat over the front wheels.

 

 

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