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Old 06-13-2002, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Holy Torque Steer Batman!!

So today a kid in a rusted out oldsmobile pulls up to me.. and revs Despite the fact that his car is about to fall apart and his muffler sounds like it has a hole in it.. the APC sticker on the back of his car made me decide to have some fun with him.

Short version.. I blew him away (of course) but talk about torque steer!

I've had a vishnu stage 0 with scoobysport turboback, ic hoses, and AVC-R for a while now.. and never really noticed it. However in the past few weeks I've added a cusco front strut bar, 17 inch volks and toyo t1s's.. So my question is.. why did the torque steer become so pronounced all of a sudden.. and is there anything I can do to lessen it.. besides slow down

Edit: Why do I have this sinking feeling the moderator Gods are going to descend upon this thread and smite me for not posting this in the Suspension forum?
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Old 06-13-2002, 10:39 PM   #2
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I notice the torqu steer when I went from the stock wheels and tires to 17" Subzeros and Kumhos rubber. At the time I was running Stage 2. When I upgraded to stage 4 the torque steer became even more pronounced, especially when starting out and getting on it in 1st. Not sure what to do to lessen the effect, I think that it is a side effect of having power to the front wheels as the decently power FWD cars that I have driven have the same feeling.

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Old 06-14-2002, 12:53 AM   #3
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just a guess, but a front LSD diff would do wonders
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:09 AM   #4
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Yes a front LSD would be a great help with your little problem...

I wish I could even have a torque steer problem...

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Old 06-14-2002, 04:01 AM   #5
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I run a Torsen Active Torque biasing LSD in the front, I have 4 wheel steer instead,
eliminates one front wheel spinning upto a point where all four spin.

Also eliminates power out understeer.

Very highly recommended, do it when you do a major service, gearbox repair, clutch or anything requiring the gearbox removal.

Cost is $1000 USD for the diff.

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Old 06-14-2002, 08:49 AM   #6
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how much was the installation?
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Old 06-14-2002, 11:47 AM   #7
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I can't imagine the torque steer on this thing being even close to what I had on my old Ford Probe...If I didn't hold on for dear life, I'd hit the curb every time I put the pedal down...

But yeah, I'm pretty much stock, so I have no idea what you're talking about! When I first got my WRX, and finally put the hammer down, I thought, "Whoa, I'm actually driving straight!! That's new and different."

Mmmmmm, LSD.....oh wait, you mean LSD for the car, not you...gotcha!

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Old 06-14-2002, 12:34 PM   #8
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Install is probably worth $400 USD, no extra if the box is already apart.

Looked at the new torsen centre diff and drop gears today, awesome, everything on needle rollers, a work of art, apparently it works very well and going into full production, a little expensive at $1500 USD but it would almost complete the perfect AWD setup, more saving.
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Old 06-14-2002, 12:45 PM   #9
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Lenyx when did you get the Volks? What kind did you get? I'm ordering either Teins HAs or RAs next week, then getting some white Volk 17 TE37s. You know you want to help install my coilovers.. I can't wait to see your rims, I'm gonna look for your car when I drive by RCN today.
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Old 06-14-2002, 12:54 PM   #10
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lenyx, can you detail your mods? This is a first to me and I don't remember having read anything like this on the Audi TT forum regarding highly modded TTs
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:01 PM   #11
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Mods include:

Vishnu Stage 0 minus the pulley running the stage 1 map
Scoobysport Turboback exhaust
Samco Intercooler Hoses
ITG Panel Filter
Apexi AVC-R set to 15.5 psi

Cusco Front Strut Bar
Cusco Rear Sway Bar w/ whiteline links
Volk CE28N's 17x7.5 with 215/45/17 Toyo T1s's

umm.. yea I think that's it for stuff that would affect the issue.

Maybe it's something I'm doing.. but it feels like torque steer.. and not like, me doing something silly with the wheel. Of course it could just be the tires tracking the road with a firmer grip than the re92's.

Knight - I got them last week.. and they are Sweeeet. The tires w/rims are noticeably lighter than the stockers that I had to lug over to my shed for storage
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Old 06-14-2002, 07:22 PM   #12
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Default tires play a huge roll in torque steer

different tires can have a tremendous effects on how much, if any, torque steer you have. In researching tires, I often read reviews about how certain brands of tires increased torque steer and some actually eliminated it in a previously torque steering car. Your increased horsepower just makes the increased traction from your T1-S's more noticeable.
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