[s-cars] future of awd
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Thu Apr 26 10:55:41 EDT 2007
I think folks don't know how to drive and they put them off. Look Taka, the
TT has been on the track in 370 hp form with haldex, and haldex disengages
the rear diff within 60th of a second when no wheel is slipping OR the brakes
are applied. So, without overheating, a haldex engages and disengages all
Put a trans cooler in it, and be done. I look at the haldex in stock trim
as a POS on the track, not sure it matters which chassis. You left foot brake
a TT, the Drive ByWire goes dead and the haldex uncouples, and my understand
is that's not why the safety nazis put the rear spoiler on.
I read the volvo forums. Other than full race, I see no reason why a
decouple of a Haldex that decouples all the time would cause some sudden loss of
control. Me, I'd add a light that sits on the dash when the Haldex decouples
it lights up.
Even coupled the haldex in the volvo (IMO) is an understeering FWD kinda
pig. Other than full race 10/10ths I see no reason why this is happening. Crap
think of the torsen, it shifts 50% of it's torque to the front axle when the
rear slips during a turn. That sound like what the haldex does here. Hmm,
thank goodness the torsen has spiders... Pillow bite?
Askance in Chicago
Scott "torsen boy" Justusson
In a message dated 4/26/2007 5:35:40 A.M. Central Standard Time,
t44tqtro at gmail.com writes:
Gauge isn't going to help when the Haldex overheats and shuts down, though.
I think the "lock" that Justy is talking about would be the solution, if it
The P2 isn't the safest car out there- the B7 A4 and C6 A6 outscore the
Volvo S60/V70 in both front and side impact. Audi makes the safest car out
there right now.
I know you're joking about the safety thing- most Volvo drivers are
booooring. That's why Volvo dropped the R models- no interest from potential
Volvo buyers. The people buying the Rs are most likely converts from another
brand- Audi, VW, BMW, Saab, etc.
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