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Torque Steer Problem (Newbie Help)??

Old 08-31-2004, 03:35 PM
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Default Torque Steer Problem (Newbie Help)??

My car seems to have a case of torque steer (if its possible). My rs4 3ss seems to want to pull really hard to the right whenever I give it full throttle from say low-mid throttle. Is this a problem with one of my diffs? The car is trimmed and driving straight just not when I jump on the gas. Please help this newbie!
Old 08-31-2004, 04:08 PM
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Default RE: Torque Steer Problem (Newbie Help)??

I haven't run into that problem yet, what kinda tires are you running.?

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Old 08-31-2004, 04:25 PM
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I'm running the stock tires right now, could this perhaps be caused by one of the tires "alignment" being off. I think maybe my front left tire is off a bit. Thanks for any advice or help
Old 08-31-2004, 04:33 PM
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Also check for stones in the rim. I have a stone get stuck in there and stop the wheel completely....the car would only do donuts.

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yea, do what joe said, happens alot. But also, i would check your shocks. Make sure they all spring out the same amount, other wise that could mess with alignment. Check also ride height. Check your drivetrain in general...-Justin
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alright, check your springs, check your rims, get rid of the stock tires, get some foams on there, set the camber and toe if you can. and then see how it is.

Let me know I'm curious now.

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Old 08-31-2004, 06:13 PM
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Make sure that all four turnbuckles are set at the same lengths.
Old 08-31-2004, 06:34 PM
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make sure you're not overtightening the wheel nuts.
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Make equal the spring tension and droop on both sides? Pick up the front on a centerpoint with a screwdriver. The tires should leave and touch the surface together.
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so far everything you guys have said i've done or is correct. I guess maybe getting a new set of tires would be a big help. Spring/shocks look and work just fine. I adjusted the camber tonight using my flat table and a 90 degree drafting triangle so maybe that will help out some too. Just curious on how over-tightening the wheel nuts would throw it off so much? They are snug but i wouldn't say over-tight. Thanks a ton for the help so far guys.
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i think tires would help alot. Is one more worn then the other? Where are you driving (what surface)-Justin
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I'm driving out on some smooth clean parking lots. I was thinking that it could be one of my tires, since one of them is getting pretty worn down, a little more so than the other side. Guess I will need some new tires soon then.
Old 09-01-2004, 04:29 PM
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if you think its a tire, swap them and see if it pulls the other way
Old 09-08-2004, 04:25 AM
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Yea, before you can get new tires you may want to do a tire rotation. Try that and see how that works for you.

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