Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:03:49 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Saab reviews


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. 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 :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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