omg...u say (Its awful in my MCS and its one of the only things that lets the car down). MCS is one of the Best Handling cars...and thats what it does the BEST!! If there is a problem with your tires or your driving dont blame the car. Sry for saying this but Minis had and have great handling and should be treated with Respect.
Production cars are designed to understeer rather than oversteer when you turn, in for supposed safety reasons, that's just how it is, what else are you expecting to happen once it starts breaking away?
Are you bothered by the fact that it is starting to slide (in which case drive slower) or is it that you want it to break away neutral or into oversteer? - If you want a neutral handling car you are going to have to set it up accordingly.
My Westfield in the avatar is actually a slightly understeering car on an even throttle but has been pushed into oversteer on throttle (in the pic). It would do the same as your Mini, just at higher speeds.
I fitted a 22mm diameter 3 position adjustable rear sway bar replacing the standard 18mm (Cooper) rear bar - (19mm on the MCS). The back of the car stays flatter now and tends to follow the front rather than push it on. It also works well under heavy braking from high speed on track days.
Check the Mini Mania Web site. If you only change one thing it should be the rear bar. It involves lowering the rear sub frame so allow half a day to fit it!
I did a single seater experience at Silverstone & learnt my lesson about how fast to enter a corner. I overtook 2 cars on a straight then ended going into a corner too fast so the car spun right round!
I did that for my 21st, was amazing, never span it, I had some good lap times as i was slow in and fast out the bends unlike some of the nutters who span it lots as they belted past on the streights but didnt break for the corners.
I did the italian job day up in Loughbourogh too, that was very good, e type jag was great fun, no power assited anything in that best
It was formula fords at the Stowe Circuit at Silverstone. After I had been out for a few laps my instructor told me "I know your dad, & he says go faster," so I did & that's when I span off! But I only span off once & I didn't stall it!
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