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Re: Tribune review
Sargent Schutt decided to speak these words:
>On that note, though, is their a decided advantage in having the steering
>having power too, as they are helping to pull the car inthe right direction
>(fighting the understeering)?? I would think so. In rwd you can use the
>to help point the car, but in doing so you are comparatively wasting power on
>steering, whereas the awd car is using it for steering (by virtue of the
>wheels *pulling*) and thereby achieves greater accelleration.
I remember reading, that the more accelerative force that is given to a
tire, the less lateral force can be used. So, by that theory, there
would me more understeer inherent by driving the front wheels. So that
is why, i think, that the audis handle so nutrally. There is the slight
understeer that comes from being partially a front wheel drive car, and
the oversteer that comes from being rear wheel drive. So therefore you
have both ends sliding in unison, and providing a very stable platform.
Am i completely off on this?
Michael Sheridan Williams
My new one: 1985 4000 S Quattro
172,000+ miles, and going like a new car
1985 Coupe GT(for sale, cheap, $1000)