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      03-06-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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I am not an expert.

Today I read an old articles from
CAR and DRIVER March 2011 (Front Page is New Audi Quattro),
there is an interesting articles
"Making Torque Steer Disappear" on page 26
http://m.caranddriver.com/feature.rb...2146&full=true

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Should I believe this articles.
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I am not an expert.

Today I read an old articles from
CAR and DRIVER March 2011 (Front Page is New Audi Quattro),
there is an interesting articles
"Making Torque Steer Disappear" on page 26
http://m.caranddriver.com/feature.rb...2146&full=true

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Should I believe this articles.
Why would you care? You have three RWD vehicles (unless your Carrera is a 4S, and even so I bet it doesn't torque steer).
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Why would you care? You have three RWD vehicles (unless your Carrera is a 4S, and even so I bet it doesn't torque steer).
Is this theory only apply to FWD?

I am thinking about changing wheels or change to new 6 series. BMW SA confirm that after April production of 6 series, 6 speed manual will be available in Canada.
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Why would you care? You have three RWD vehicles (unless your Carrera is a 4S, and even so I bet it doesn't torque steer).
Is this theory only apply to FWD?

I am thinking about changing wheels or change to new 6 series. BMW SA confirm that after April production of 6 series, 6 speed manual will be available in Canada.
Yeah torque steer is a result of driving wheels that are also used for steering. The more powerful / higher torque front drive cars (like the 263hp Mazda in the article) have the hardest time.

Most allwheel drive cars don't really suffer, however even a veyron has a little torque steer I've read at full throttle as it puts 20% of its power down through the front wheels (ie 200bhp).

For example my wifes GTi you will feel a tug on the steering wheel especially of you floor it when chaining lanes etc.
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