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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 18:10:25 +0100
From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com>
Subject: Re: Saab reviews


"Paul Halliday" <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message news:C0EABC03.46FC%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk... > in article 44c4fb35$0$10954$fa0fcedbnospam.zen.co.uk, DervMan at > thedervmannospaml.com wrote on 24/07/2006 17:54: > >> "Craig's Saab C900 Site" <c900nospam.apana.org.au> wrote in message >> news:ea2s9o$k06$2nospam.apana.org.au... >>> Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> writes: >>> >>>> in article 44C36B04.FBE3F8E5nospam-spam-sizefitter.com, Johannes at >>>> stop-more-spam-johsnospam-spam-sizefitter.com wrote on 23/07/2006 13:27: >>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> "carbuzzard.com" wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>> Saab new car reviews by professional road testers: See what people >>>>>> who >>>>>> write >>>>>> about cars for a living say about Saab and other cars. Reviews as far >>>>>> back >>>>>> as 1990. Check out http://www.carbuzzard.com: Lunch of Champions. >>>>> >>>>> I picked a review of a 1986 Saab 9000 Turbo: >>>>> >>>>> "The engine is powerful, but there`s so much low-end torque that the >>>>> rear >>>>> wheels tend to break into a little dance of their own when moving off >>>>> the >>>>> line, even on dry pavement." >>> >>>> I have read another review, or rather a recap, of the C900 ... It was >>>> in >>>> Evo >>>> magazine a few months ago, whereupon C900 drivers were described as >>>> "easily >>>> identifiable due to well developed forearms" ... No, they were not >>>> saying >>>> we're all wankers, they were referring to the masses of torque steer >>>> evident >>>> in an on-tune example. >>> >>> For want of exposing my naivety, what is torque-steer? 8-) >> >> >> In effect, when you thump the accelerator pedal, the car tries to steer - >> because one wheel effectively gets more torque than the other. >> >> Here are some other handy links: >> >> http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=define%3A+torque+steer&meta= > > Often due to unequal lengths in the drive shafts and more common in > transverse engine setups. > > Usually, the car will steer just one way under hard load ... With the C900 > you get it one side, then the other, then back again. I've always assumed that was caused by wheelspin... :-p > The effect is very > much like RWD cars fish-tailing when there is temporary loss of grip in > their tyres but it happens at the front. Very entertaining :) > > Craig - I don't think it happens in autos LOL :) Yeah it does... just try harder... :) -- The DervMan www.dervman.com

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