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RE: Torsen Tech

nope, the gen 1 quattro with an open centre diff is dynamite on the
limit.  rearwards through the hedge sort of dynamite.

this manouever is what i have called the (generation 1) quattro "tank
slapper".  lift a front inside wheel, zero torque, large oversteering
moment, the wheel drops as car comes around.  your traction now returns
and the car is now heading the wrong way (opp lock on), and cocks the
wheel again.  repeat with greater degrees of oversteer until the car
goes backwards through the hedge.

lock the diff if you're planning to go fast.  wet or dry.  don't even
think about it....

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

>-----Original Message-----
>Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 19:54:55 -0500 (EST)
>From: Brendan Rudack <rudack@umcc.umcc.umich.edu>
>Scott and others,
>Here's  a summary of my experiences with Torsen cars:
>To attempt to summarize this,  the Torsen
>cars have a limit at which their  predictability goes away which is lower
>than an open dif Q. A Non-Torsen, open dif, quattro will just keep driving
>predictably at the limit, and maybe beyond....
>The explanations to my observations are open to criticism... :-)
>Brendan Rudack
>'98 A4tq
>Fenton, Michigan USA