Well, I got through rear tires much faster than fronts... The S197 has a big wheel, and slow steering. Again, there are others on this board that have my setup on the cars. Hopefully they chime in. Mike Wood just posted his car for sale, I know he's hanging around..... FWIW, his is the car SportsCar Magazine used to test a few months ago, and the understeer was nowhere in the description of the car.
And remember, the West course video... it wasn't dry out. And I had one moment on the East course, where I got into some crap (dirt/clag) and it did push, but that was all my fault because of the line I chose.
First off, congrats Sam on another stellar year. Backing it up, once again
As far as the cars, as we have them set up (per Strano), push isn't an issue unless you overdrive the car into that state on corner entry. We are able to run the fairly stout front bar on the middle setting without any concerns of off corner/on throttle push...which helps with inside rear tire hook with the Traction(un)Lok diff. I think the camber we are able to get up front and the stiff rear bar really help the situation and the car rotates just fine. Any imbalance we encounter due to surface grip/texture, there's enough adjustment in the Konis and tire pressures to deal with, without even messing with the fsb usually...and, the car is really easy to place on the throttle, breaking loose really progressively. Pretty user friendly, I'd say.
The only time we've fought the car, at all, was the SportsCar mag test, when the car was loose and we couldn't get it to really hook up. But, that test was done on BF Goodrich g-Force R1's, which really acted differently than the normal Hoosier we run. Heck, I went almost as fast in the 335i as I did in the Mustang...the only bright spot was at least I beat Isley in both cars
But, like Sam said, big wheel/slow steering and (I'd add) big 295 tire on an 8.5" rim all add up to really having to crank in big inputs to make things happen.