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Old 01-11-2004, 04:10 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by mikey
FWD is much more consistant than rwd. i have no problems launching the aurora at all, foot to the floor and go, no traction problems. if it was rwd it would be much easier to break them loose.

most fwd cars with a good amount of power like the ones you'd race, also have fairly tight suspension, so the front end won't pick up as much. (less weight transfer) GTP'* pull off some crazy 60' times stock, better than a thunderbird supercoupe, which engine has basically the same characteristics (less hp, but more tq)

if gtp'* where rwd it would be much harder to hook up. then again, you could put bigger meats back there, getting much better times, but apples to apples fwd launches better. my car'* about equal with my dad'* truck in performance (2000 sierra 5.3, ext cab, 4wd) in 2wd its hard to take off without breaking the back tires loose. its the "z71" so it even has a limited slip, he has wider tires, but i can launch harder and easier. our ssei which is really torquey, like the z71 launches much harder too.

if the aurora was rwd it would be a worse launcher, but much much funner.

when i was reffering to the front end dipping, i got sidetracked, talking about something
else, then i related it back to what i was talking about (i ramble on sometimes...hehe)
umm... two words, weight transfer. no matter how you cut the pie, given the same car and setup, RWD will launch harder. the trouble with that truck is that there is no weight over the rear wheels, trucks arn't ment to launch, they are meant to haul
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two words: weight distribution

im not talking about a car with mushy suspension, somthing with firm suspension. unless you run some big tires on the rwd car, it will be easier to break them loose than the same power on fwd. about a year ago i test drove a 94 mark viii, i could easily break the back end loose, nothing on my car, just a little on the 94 sts, 93 etc and 94 eldo base (northstar though). the northstar is not only has more torque, but better gears (3.71 vs 3.0. the northstar cars did have firmer suspension, but a softer suspension would help with the wieght transfer of a rwd car.
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