Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 22:41:39 GMT
From: Winston <>
Subject: Re: Viggen is stupid.

Torque steer is the unpleasant phenomenon which occurs when the driveshafts which run between the transmission and the front wheels are of different lengths, causing more torque to reach one wheel than the other (torque=forcexlength). So when you mash the accelerator, more torque reaches one wheel than the other, causing the steering wheel to twist to one side. However, as someone pointed out, the Viggen supposedly has equal length half-shafts in its front drive train. Therefore, torque steer is impossible-- the same amount of torque will be reaching each wheel. The sensation of torque steer could be caused by so much power reaching the front wheels that each tire alternately breaks looks, causing that an odd sensation people have been taking for torque steer. The problems in delivering 230 horsepower to the front wheels of an FWD car are not unique to the Viggen... it is a problem inherent in this driveline setup. In article <>, Viktor Haag <vhaagnopsamnet> wrote: > Could someone please explain what is meant by 'torque steer'? > Perhaps I'm just not enough of a conoisseur to understand the > term properly...

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