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Re: Unexpected Vehicle Dynamics Part II

In a message dated 95-12-19 13:23:29 EST, you write:

>Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is a side-effect of the Torsen
>diff.  As it xfers power from the slipping wheel to the gripping one...the
>gripping one tends to push you to one side.  Ie. if the left slips and the
>right grips, it will try to turn the car to the left.

Only the V8 has the torsen limited slip diff side to side and that is in the
rear only.....  The 90cq has the locking rear diff (100%) that disengages at
15mph, and the front is open.....  The torsen is only for the center
differential.........   If both axles slip at the same rate, and you gun it
the front end lift off will put power to the rear, causing the oversteer
condition.......  The example cited here sounds like a tire and/or rut
prollum having nothing to do with the diffs, but everything to do with the
driver, he should have kept his foot steady on the gas, but that takes some
serious balls to do that with impending disaster..........