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Old 09-13-2006, 02:05 AM   #1
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http://members.shaw.ca/bonneville01/MVI_0449.avi

This is a stomp on the gas from a stand still, traction off. Just on normal pavement. It torque steers to the right every single time, and HARD. Does this happen to you guys or is my car a freak? The whole this is aligned and perfect. If traction is off my tires will even chirp if I stomp on it from a 30km/h roll. It takes nothing to smoke the tires. They have plenty of tread as well.

I also notice that even accelerating normally, the car will pull to the right to the point I have to hold the wheel. Once at driving speed if I let going of the wheel it is straight as an arrow.

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That'* normal to a point

Imagine how much TS 'Zilla had before the performance tranny

Do the nesessary mods and then drop a pulley size and see how much worse it gets
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wow, thats quite a bit. Mines not even close to that bad but it was very bad when I had a snaped endlink I would come out of a corner and roll into the gas pretty good and then the fight was on.
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hard to judge, do it during the day with no hands on the wheel

mine is not bad at all... it pulls left
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hard to judge, do it during the day with no hands on the wheel

mine is not bad at all... it pulls left
I'm going to have to find a large empty place to do that.

In the video the camera is resting on the top of the wheel...so that is how much I had to correct it.
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I believe this is because the left axle is shorter and power is transmitted over that distance quicker than the right.

Being that the left is pushing you forward first, the car pushes to the right.
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My torque-steer is WORSE now. It has nothing to do with my perf. trans, and everything to do with torque. If you watch my track vids, I'm steering to one side for over half the quarter mile. (in car vid run shows this).

Not only that, but one of my launches at the track wrenched my steering off center while correcting (fighting) TS.

It'* hard to determine how bad it is without driving it. When you burnout, do you lay twins?
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