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Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2007 14:55:03 GMT
From: "big dom" <jsmith1456nospamo.com>
Subject: Re: 338 hp saab 900 2-door


"riserman" <risermannospamnline.net> wrote in message news:Sxwji.35$wG7.23nospamfe12.lga... > th wrote: >> riserman wrote: >>> Jeremy Brown wrote: >>>> I don't know what to make of this guy: >>>> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7570206935258612439&q=saab >>>> >>>> Jeremy >>>> >>> What a perfect illustration of the limitations of front wheel drive. >>> Under acceleration, the center of mass of the car moves to the rear and >>> there's not enough weight on the front tires to prevent them from just >>> uselessly spinning. >>> >> >> The center of mass does not move under acceleration (except for a small >> shift if the tank is not full). >> > If it's not the center of mass that shifts to the rear under acceleration, > and you may well be right, what resolution of vectors shifts to the rear? > Is it center of gravity or something else? > > Front wheel drive cars lose traction easily under maximum acceleration. I > know this because it wasn't hard to do even in my 1983 900 turbo. That's > why you rarely see front wheel drive race cars. > well my rwd ford sierra with 110bhp had worse traction in the wet than my FWD 185 bhp saab.... pulling off on wet roundabouts I'd get wheelspin through 3rd gear...

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