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Old 05-15-2004, 02:58 AM   #1
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Wondering if anyone else has this problem -- from a stop, or a slow roll, anytime I step on the gas for a high rate of speed, my tires turn to the left and / or right as the car accelerates. Is this normal, or do I need major front end work?
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That'* called torque steer. As long as it goes away after a moment, there isn't anything wrong with your car. It'* just showing you its power.
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Yes this is normal, a limited slip diferential can remove most of the torque steer.
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With our differentials the power sometimes goes to one wheel more than the other. When this happens the car tends to steer in the direction of the tire with the power. This normally only happens under hard acceleration. As stated above getting a limited slip diff (LSD) will allow power to be distributed more evenly thus reducing torque steer.
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I'm thinking it'* the traction control working? I get the same thing when I put my foot into it with it on.
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I'm thinking it'* the traction control working? I get the same thing when I put my foot into it with it on.
That TC may come in to play but thats after you have started the torque steer by accelerating too quickly. More often than not the TC pulls timing and applies the abs brakes before tightening the steering.
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Thanks, everyone!! I just wanted to make sure it was normal. I kind of thought it was because of the power, but this is the first FWD car I've ever owned. I'm used to the rear end fish-tailing when I slam the gas -- no the front.

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