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Old 01-26-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default dose awd drivetrain pull right on hard launch

It's snowing in Denver good times right? So why dose my car want side swipe the car to my right when I drop the clutch just a bit hard! I know this is common for front and rear wheel drivetrain's but i thought awd fixed the whole even power to the pavement thing like pozitrax rear for drag racing. Or dose the torque of the engine just naturally put more torque to right side of drivetrain. Or is my car still out of wack from previous accident!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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I've never noticed my car pulling either direction on launch.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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i have nevered notice that either^^^^
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:48 PM   #4
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since your driving in snow, the road could be on a tilt to the right. that would make you slide.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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Like said your roads may just be uneven with the snow. Never had any issues with my car pulling one way or the other. Oh, and it's "does" not dose.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:03 PM   #6
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The whole point of the symmetric design is to eliminate torque steer. Pulling to the right is probably more related to roads as others have pointed out.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:11 PM   #7
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You're launching it to hard and breaking the tires loose. It has nothing to do with torque steer. You car has an open front diff causing one of the front wheels to spin at the same time the rear wheels are spinning. This will make the car rotate a bit. Try practicing your technique a bit. You can't just rev it up and dump the clutch.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:51 PM   #8
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DOES it feel like the rear end of the car is pulling to one side or DOES it feel like the whole car is pulling to one side. i noticed that my car's rear kicks out if i goose it a litle on a slick road, but i think this is because of the uneven balance of the center diff.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:06 PM   #9
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Id say it could be a few things such as the crown of the road, your cars alignment is messed up, the chassis is bent from a accident, less tire pressure in the passenger side tires, to name a few.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:15 PM   #10
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There's nothing odd about cat-walking on a slippery road. My DSM used to do it and my RS also does it. If it happens it usually means you have to back off the right foot a little.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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crowned roads... of course it is going to pull one direction
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:14 PM   #12
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Id say it could be a few things such as the crown of the road, your cars alignment is messed up, the chassis is bent from a accident, less tire pressure in the passenger side tires, to name a few.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:31 PM   #13
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i sense wrx in a snow bank!

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Old 01-26-2009, 09:44 PM   #14
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WRX has LSD rear diff and open front diff. If you launch in the snow you will have 1 wheel with more traction then the rest (spinning = 0 traction). The car will want to rotate into that stationary wheel...

Its very common. Most havent noticed it because...well who tries to launch in the snow and expects to go straight as an arrow with wheels spinning?

It happens with RWD a lot too. The back end will "side step" because the rear wheels are pushing against the front wheels that have more traction. So they spin, you loose all traction, so the go to the side (no traction means they are just as likely to go right or left as forward or backward). Same thing happens in your car except not as bad because one of the wheels are spinning up front....

If the car doesnt pull to the right under any other type of driving other then launching in the snow its just the way the car reacts.......

When I've launched in the snow or on ice (in a parking lot) I can immediately induce a donut. Its good times but I feel like I'm doing more harm to the car then its worth....

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