[torsen] Re: Time for a little light relief, was[urq] Quattro handling

Fundsalo Racing fundsaloracing at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 18 23:03:12 EDT 2002

I've some awesome footage of an urq doing donuts till
all you can see (just barely) is the flash of the
headlights when she's directly facing the camera as
she spins around and around and around.... Anyone got
a suitable FTP site for distrubution? I'd be happy to
upload it...



--- QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:
> --
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> Type WRC in any search engine, the full spec on any
> wrc can be found.  Most
> use either full time haldex (which is adjustable),
> VC/VC differential lock,
> or electronic locker (or combination of the above), 
> front LSD is usually
> driver preference (mostly open or very low locker).
> WRT doing donuts, any quattro can do donuts with
> enough power or low enough
> cf.  Torsen centers are the best for this, actually
> since you just wing the
> wheel and put the power (to the back mostly).  At RA
> a couple years ago,
> rally development and trainer Freddy Kotulinsky had
> a bunch of the 1.8t boys
> doing some nice tail out power slides around a
> circle.  Quite amusing to
> watch that the first day, then put all that on the
> track the next day in the
> rain, things weren't quite so, er, repeatable(?). 
> 50 some offs by the
> eventmaster count, guess the center diff in 95% of
> them.....
> WRT damaging the diff, I suppose it's possible,
> those shims are brass.  I
> know that some of the S4tt were known to have blown
> them out a couple times
> early on.  They are high heat generators.
> Ouch Sean, I didn't go there that far!
> :)
> SJ
> In a message dated 4/18/02 8:22:38 AM Central
> Daylight Time,
> BrowningD at tce.com writes:
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> I'm curious, too, about what kind of diffs they run
> in WRC?  Sounds like
> there's even some adjustability there, too.
> Thanks,
> dB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Stafford
> [mailto:julian.stafford at virgin.net]
> Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 2:08 AM
> To: urq list
> Subject: Re: Time for a little light relief,
> was[urq] Quattro handling
> OK, so how do we perform these 'doughnuts' that the
> WRC drivers are always
> doing? And can it be done with a Torsen urq (mine)?
> I tried on the tarmac patch outside the village hall
> a while ago and all I
> got was a pile of understeer and having to back off
> quick before I hit a
> fence!
> Also can such antics damage the Torsen diff?
> Julian
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