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Old 09-12-2011, 05:22 PM
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Default RE: Official Losi 26cc 5IVE-T Thread

Yeah I gotta go with not calling it torque steer, though Foxy is right that a high torque shaft entering a diff perpendicular to the outputs will cause an unwanted rotational force. Though it's unfair to compare it to crawlers because theyre solid axle, so the effect much more pronounced. On cars with independent suspension like this one it's less of a big deal. Though really I don't see how the position of the engine is the defining factor, it really depends on how the axles are powered. If the chassis and gear holders are rigid enough you can change force direction all you want and won't notice anything until the suspension gets involved.
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