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Old 01-06-2003, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default DCCD: How close to a pure RWD car?

Can someone comment on how close a 35:65 split is to a RWD car? I've seen a 22B drift like crazy so I think that the new STi will have no problem, but would like some first hand experience. My 8 month old S2000 may just be up for sale . . .
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:57 PM   #2
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Default Its not that simple

First off, I have no experience in an STi. But that said, I've driven a 911 turbo, a few different audi's (own an S4) and drove a BMW 330Xi (which has something close to that torque split)... no AWD car I drove drove like a RWD car. Even the 911 Turbo had more understeer than over unless you really poked the bunny.

AWD drifting, even at that kind of torque split, is very special in the realm of handling. Its unique and in my opinion what we've learned from the release of the STi stats shows that Subaru might have hit this on the mark perfectly. We'll have enough power to control direction with the throttle but enough available understeer to get out of hamfisted ass-driving with ease. I think that if getting all Initial-D in your STi is all you want, you'll get it in spades (with enough rubber that is). But for track driving, according to apex japan, this car may have one of the best ballance acts on the planet. I am very excited about this car.

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Old 01-06-2003, 10:08 PM   #3
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hamfisted ass-driving
Yah I told them to remember that I might buy one!
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:12 PM   #4
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From my experience with the JDM 2.0 with DCCD-A, it was more tail happy and throttle-steerable than a 350Z or the pumped up Miata I drove to the track test.

Getting the DCCD is possibly more important than the 2.5-litre turbo...

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Old 01-06-2003, 10:26 PM   #5
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That sounds yummy! I'm more interested in a car that offers up other options than just understeer, and yes I will drift that beast when the mood strikes.

I'll probably try to get one in the fall. This car is beyond my expectations. I am damn impressed.
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:08 PM   #6
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But it doesn't turn it into a RWD car.
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:37 PM   #7
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But it doesn't turn it into a RWD car.
No, but it behaves more like one than most of the new RWD sports cars now available - but recovers much better. This all depends on the tuning to the DCCD and suspension that STi for the USDM release.

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