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When you read that RWD vehicles are better because they don't have torque steer and then have to google torque steer.
 

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We (on V6) have equal length axles, less tq steer than a RWD, most of those deal with engine torque. Some have enough to lift a wheel!

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I thought torque steer was more of an issue with faster FWD cars as it breaks traction on the wheels that steer the car.
 

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not really, on FWD unequal length axles cause different leverage on the knuckes/uprights. So one deforms the bushings more when they have traction. Causing the uprights to move cause a change in toe.

Or on RWD vehicles the chassis distorts/twists from engine torque.

When you spin on FWD, they loose all traction, and pressure on bushing deformities. But, you slide, usually downhill.
 

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not really, on FWD unequal length axles cause different leverage on the knuckes/uprights. So one deforms the bushings more when they have traction. Causing the uprights to move cause a change in toe.

Or on RWD vehicles the chassis distorts/twists from engine torque.

When you spin on FWD, they loose all traction, and pressure on bushing deformities. But, you slide, usually downhill.

So, when a boosted Civic can't hold a straight line while under hard acceleration, that's torque steer. But our axles don't have that issue? Good to know.

The original reviews of the 2003 cls claimed the the lsd transmission helped alleviate torque steer. Paired with accord V6 axles, ts should be minimal?
 

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Actually, our v6 does have torque steer. I accomplish torque steer on an empty onramp / street every time it rains. Torque bias is on the right wheel as I have to pull the steering wheel to the left to compensate.
 

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Sometimes I wish I had gone with the CL or 3G TL 6MT, the 7GA 6MT doesn't have LSD. But sometimes I kind of enjoy the raw experience of wrestling with the car a little, guess this particular lack of refinement gives me a cheap thrill.

Actually, our v6 does have torque steer. I accomplish torque steer on an empty onramp / street every time it rains. Torque bias is on the right wheel as I have to pull the steering wheel to the left to compensate.

I have to turn to the left also.
 

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...when all of the other 6GA drivers you know are either young women who could care less about cars, or retired..
 

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So, when a boosted Civic can't hold a straight line while under hard acceleration, that's torque steer. But our axles don't have that issue? Good to know.

yeah, pretty much. There can be a bit or tq steer (usually axle differences), but a ****load less, and some Civics do have an equal length setup, SOME.
 
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