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Sharpening the steering on a MK2 TTS

Discussion in 'Handling' started by calumski, Feb 14, 2009.

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    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?

    Cheers
    Calum [​IMG]
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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.

    Cheers
    Calum :beerchug:
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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
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    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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