Of Subframes, Suspensions, Torque-Steer, And Handling... Minitec?
Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:57 AM
Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:40 AM
torque steer is one of the many miss understood concepts.
in Minis it is actually mainly poorly set corner weights and unequal suspension settings.
real torque steer is a very strange phenomenon.
Most modern performance cars has fixed this by fitting an intermediate drive shaft so that they can have the drive shafts entering the outer CVs at the same angle.
there is a great YouTube video where a tester states that the only time he can feel any torque steer is when putting the power down when cornering but there is non when straight lining it.
your man issue will just be setting the corner weights.
as to the rest of your questions I have no idea.
Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:48 PM
Fascinating and useful! I've never messed with FWD cars much. My only experience with torque steer was in an '87 Saab 900 Turbo, and it mostly manifested itself when the tires were slipping under power, which I'm not sure qualifies as torque steer anyhow...
The Leaf motor has an intermediate half-shaft which should help me center it enough to keep the driveshafts equal in length, and even if I keep the stock suspension, I'd go with hi-los for height adjustment and corner balancing, so hopefully this won't be a huge concern in the end.
Handy article explaining some of this:
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