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Re: dry performance q-s..
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- Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:14:38 +0012
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..>From: email@example.com (Jeffrey J. Goggin)
..>Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 05:17:47 -0700
..>BTW, Scott's absolutely right about the Ur-Q being only two-wheel drive ...
..>I took mine out yesterday and hit my secret "test track" (the roads for an
..>undeveloped subdivision: 3 lanes wide and no curbs!) and learned the hard
..>way about the Ur-Qs' handling anomalies. Yep, I spun it twice ... you need
..>to be REALLY careful lifting off the throttle at the entrance to a turn
..>since it goes all freaky if you get it wrong. Admittedly, I still need to
..>do some work on it -- new control arm bushings, etc. -- but the car is not
..>without a few vices if you drive it at 10/10ths. (Usual disclaimer: Don't
..>try this at home; professional driver on a closed course...)
i'm interested in this. you've got an 85 ur-q. did you have the centre locked?
at what point in the turn were you lifting off?
i know that my old 85 ur-q gave me 2 big moments which scared me shitless and
both occured when the inside front wheel lost traction (lifted). locking the centre
aleviated the snap oversteer, but not completely. the guy i sold the car to
eventually wrote it off (backwards through a hedge, barrel rolled into a field,
walked away without a scratch), due to the same symptom (centre unlocked).
you'll have to trust me on this, but i have lifted the inside front on my 20v ur-q and
not suffered the same snap, the car is much more comfortable in these conditions.
the 20v will get angry if you break front traction and have your boot in at the same
time. then you need both hands on the wheel to control the (heavy) torque steer.
but thats just bad technique.