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Torsen bites Performance Car
As one who has been bitten, I offer the February 1998 Performance Car (p.
50) as another possible reporting of the torsen bite. In a comparison
between a fwd A6 and an A6q for 0-30mph acceleration on simulated ice the
article says "By contrast, the quattro dragged itself up to 30 mph with
ease. There were some unusual sensations as the drivetrain juggled the
torque, favouring the front and rear wheels in turn..."
It seems to me that if this happens in a straight line, there is no reason
it couldn't happen during a turn thereby causing US, OS, and US. I think
Scott was claiming that lower cf really brings out the bite. I'll leave it
to the more technically inclined to explain the cause/physics.
Matt Pfeffer - 89 200TQW