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Old 09-12-2011, 03:37 PM
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Default RE: Official Losi 26cc 5IVE-T Thread

No, it won't. Torque steer has nothing to do with the engine's position and everything to do with the geometry of the steering system and the halfshafts going to the front wheels. If it's got one front shaft shorter than the other it's going to torque steer like a 305 Impala no matter where you mount the engine in the chassis. On top of that, you need to have a weak steering servo that can't control the wheels properly, or perhaps a bad servo saver. Even with unequal length front shafts, if the steering servo is strong enough and the linkage is tight you won't get torque steer. The servo would be able to counter the torque steer and force the wheels to hold their aim whether they want to or not.

Besides, every 1/8th buggy I've seen as of late has the spurs offset like that, and none of them torque steer.
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