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Old 16 Dec 2005, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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STI Type RA / STI Type R. Why?

I don't want to start any fights, but can someone tell me why the STI V2 Type RA, I have, handles better then the Type R?

I was told the Type R has a shorter wheel base and it is nothing to do with the people that own them.!!!!!
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Old 16 Dec 2005, 10:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I suppose thats a difference of opinion - im sure some Type R owners may beg to differ...

I cant comment though havnt driven either! few Type R owners here - im sure they will post soon
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Old 16 Dec 2005, 04:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I found the Type R to handle rather poor compaired to things like the P1. Most of this was down to the DCCD which I usually left in rear bias. The tail was just to happy ok for dounuts or very tight slow corners when you want the rear to swing. But on long sweepers and fast roads the rear coming out was not desireable. Now move the DCCD to center or even a bit more forward and the grip was great. But forget to wind it back when parking or driving slowly and the splinds would bind making the car judder and the noise was frightning.
Got rid of the DCCD now for the 6 speed and the car handles so well, very nuteral.
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Old 16 Dec 2005, 06:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply Bob. I hope others reply in the same vain and don't bite on the bait to hard.
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i've got to agree with bob as well , after having an sti8 the handling was really good then i went to a P1 which was even better than i ever expected never moved at all on bends even in the wet but now i've got something with dccd the arse end is really hard to control it's all over the place even at really low speeds i find it'l kick out real bad if you put the power down to hard ........
but i'm learning now to keep ajusting the controller so i get more into the driving of the car & not just sit there changing gears & smiling ...........
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Old 16 Dec 2005, 07:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thats what dccd is all about though hey... adjust to suit your riding style for that day / condition .... ?
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Old 18 Dec 2005, 03:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thats what dccd is all about though hey... adjust to suit your riding style for that day / condition .... ?
As long as you do not forget to wind it back when slowing down....
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