Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday April 26, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Archives > NASIOC Archives > SVX Forum Archive

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2000, 08:32 AM   #1
CRZ_MSL
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1610
Join Date: Jun 2000
Exclamation Does your SVX do this?

When I rev the engine while in neutral the car will twist to one side, like it's a 60's muscle car. I can actually feel the entire body of the car twist to one side, and I'm sure that if I were to look at the engine it would twist the opposite direction.

I'm wondering if this is something all SVXs do, or is it due to my mods. The twist is almost instant, I rev the engine and the engine torques one way while the chassis torques the other.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
CRZ_MSL is offline  
Old 07-04-2000, 11:46 AM   #2
CRZ_MSL
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1610
Join Date: Jun 2000
Exclamation

Let me clarify, if the engine is already at about 2KRPM, and then I gas it, I feel the
twitch.

From idle I feel nothing.
CRZ_MSL is offline  
Old 07-04-2000, 05:11 PM   #3
tat2skullz
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1692
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Vernon, NJ USA
Post

Cruz....

My Built-up Z28 did that once, I had 2 broken engine mounts, and a cracked trans mount.

My SVX engine moves " a little bit " when I rev it, but settles back quickly. The body does not "twist" at all.

[This message has been edited by tat2skullz (edited July 04, 2000).]
tat2skullz is offline  
Old 07-05-2000, 07:25 AM   #4
CRZ_MSL
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1610
Join Date: Jun 2000
Exclamation

Busted mounts! AACK!
Gonna have to have these looked at, and possibly upgraded.
CRZ_MSL is offline  
Old 12-18-2000, 07:29 PM   #5
blonde_man
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 3283
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Stockholm, NJ, USA
Cool

I used to take flight lessons in Cessana 172's. They have flat 4 (boxer) engines too. It's just engine torque. When you are flying, sometimes the plane would want to rotate around the propellar when you throttle it up. You have to kind of offset the torque by slightly banking the plane. The SVX engine is similar in layout but more powerful, so if you aren't driving and you gun it, the engine tries to get rid of the torque, so it'll "twist" a little. As long as it doesn't move TOO much, it should be fine.

Don't you just love that BOXER GROWL???
Eric
blonde_man is offline  
Old 12-19-2000, 12:10 AM   #6
CRZ_MSL
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 1610
Join Date: Jun 2000
Post

Actually, it's more like a Boxer howl. Much different from a V-6 or V-8, has a distinct pitch. Quite Porsche like.
CRZ_MSL is offline  
Old 12-19-2000, 10:56 PM   #7
glenstiles
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 2827
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Woodland, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX wagon
Silver, baby, silver

Post

My car rocks very slightly when in park and I give it some gas. Kinda cool. Very subtle though, for example I don't think my wife would notice if she were in the car while I was doing this...

Also, I agree that the SVX and Porsche 911 motors do have that same pitch at higher rpms- quite lovely winding em out on the freeway onramps. Really buttery smooth power too..hehee

Glen
glenstiles is offline  
Old 12-20-2000, 05:39 AM   #8
Paisan
Tri-State Track Instructor
Moderator
 
Member#: 197
Join Date: Aug 1999
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Edgewater, NJ & Caroga Lk, NY
Vehicle:
'14 Touareg TDI '14
BRZ http://48hrs.info

Post

Well, I don't have an SVX, but I have an XT6 and you guys are the closest to my car. Mine doesn't twist but I do love the H6 sound...

-mike
'00 Trooper LS
'88 XT6 when it dies -> '92 SVX http://www.iace.com/ia/trooper
Paisan is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does your 4EAT do this? SubaruImpreza_power Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 9 02-18-2005 10:41 PM
Does your STI do this TaoKane STi Forum Archive 8 09-11-2003 05:46 PM
Does your car do this? joe_white Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 14 02-09-2003 03:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.