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Old 06-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #1281
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The only problem is I wish it was AWD since more and more power through the front wheels is a torque steer nightmare especially coming out of corners on a track. My Type R was laying down about 210 to the wheels and it was a handful.
I've heard you wish that before... and I'm not blaming you. But I think that Ford is spec'ing some pretty wide tires on the ST. I think that that should help quite a bit with traction and torque steer is probably going to be fairly well controlled by the TVS (torque vectoring system).
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #1282
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Vectoring will help but I've driven alot of high ponied fwd cars and off the line is where the tourque steer will be bad. Even the stock MazdaSpeed3 is a bit much at 263hp.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:32 PM   #1283
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I've heard you wish that before... and I'm not blaming you. But I think that Ford is spec'ing some pretty wide tires on the ST. I think that that should help quite a bit with traction and torque steer is probably going to be fairly well controlled by the TVS (torque vectoring system).
Plus in the C&D article Ford was using the EPAS system to minimize torque steer.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #1284
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That car is hawt
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #1285
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Torque steer is said to be compensated for by the electronic steering, not the torque vectoring system.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #1286
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I don't believe the previous Euro ST or RS had a problem with torque steer at all. The new ST should be more of the same.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #1287
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All fwders have issues with torque steer,physics simply can't be denied when that much power is going to the front wheels and pushing the weight to the rear from a standing start hurts traction.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #1288
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Ok, don't believe me. I'll do the homework.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review

http://www.autocar.co.uk/node/28212

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-ride-feature
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:41 PM   #1289
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Oh,I believe you and thanks for the links but I'd have to experience it for my self and see how much it actually reduces the effect.
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A torsen & revo knuckle will do ya'

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I don't believe the previous Euro ST or RS had a problem with torque steer at all. The new ST should be more of the same.
They have a revo knuckle & a diff. Not no electronic nannies.
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