Originally Posted by dbarnes
No, I stated it correctly - this would correct OVERSTEER on a front engine, rear wheel drive car. Although the way a tire generates lateral grip is complicated, however, simplistically speaking... if you remember from high school physics frictional forces are related to a normal force times the coefficient of friction (f = mu * N) so if you increase the pressure you will increase the effective normal force acting on the contact patch and, thus, assuming the tire has a constant coefficient of static friction (i.e., not sliding yet; if sliding then it becomes the kinetic friction coefficient) the lateral grip (frictional force) increases. Does this help?
Hmmm...the article from TireRack and Michelin http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...nd_Feeding.pdf
says to do the opposite of what you are saying.
It Says on page 17 "To Decrease Oversteer higher the Front Tire Pressure or Lower the Rear Tire Pressure"