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Author Topic:   Torque steer???
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted November 29, 2001 08:08 AM
Ok guys, here is a question for you. The driveshaft in my mod angles towards the left a couple of inches at the rear, how important is it to have the driveshaft running straight in line from front to rear? With the rear of the shaft left of center will this create loose torque steer or tight torque steer or does it not make any difference?

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted November 29, 2001 05:51 PM
As a general rule, you do want the driveshaft as staight as possible in static position. If this offsets the intended squareness or unsquareness of the rearend then you can make the difference up with wheel offsets or wheel spacers. The driveshaft has absolutely nothing to do with with how your suspension hooks or unhooks. Hope that helps.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted November 29, 2001 10:20 PM
if it was straight then it would be easier to turn the yoke on the rear end. kinda like useing a wiggler compared to an extinsion.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted December 01, 2001 03:33 PM
The straighter the shaft is the more it try's to whip it in a circle. The next you will know is the shaft has gone out the back of your car. It has to have angle in it, sideways and up & down.

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