Originally Posted by Beenfetchedlately
Part of what you say is true...but how about the radial front runners? Surely you're not missing those...They will play an equal of a role in how the ass tends to sway just as much as the 10.5" tire on a 8" rim. Together, they really play about an equal role in the swaying. If you got rid of the radial runner to a bias play the car would calm down a lot.
You know, funny you should mention it - I asked Wolfe the very same thing a while back, because I was more curious than anything. For us "street" drivers, there aren't a whole lot of options for bias/bias tire arrangements. He said something along the lines of, if it's on the street, YES, it would be a problem - on the track, where grooves are minimal or non-existant, it won't make a shit.
I mean, after all, the drag radial cars like his, run bias tires on the front and radials on the back. Same thing, just opposite ends of the car.
On MY car, I could easily tell when I got on grooved concrete - the back of the car would drive 6" further right or left if you hit the grooves just right, and it would stay like that until the grooves ran out - track, never had a problem that I could think of.