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Capt-Zoom
2009.11.18, 01:38 PM
How do you guys deal with torque steer? on acceleration my z wants to pull to one side.

Action B
2009.11.18, 01:59 PM
How do you guys deal with torque steer? on acceleration my z wants to pull to one side.

Awd or RWD? Smooth surface? What kind of tires?

addicted
2009.11.18, 01:59 PM
my AWD also does this (probably due to the unequal weight distribution!), so i'm also interested to see any solutions! :)

Capt-Zoom
2009.11.18, 03:38 PM
Awd or RWD? Smooth surface? What kind of tires?

RWD on stock tires and hard wood floor and tile. Doesn't do it on carpet. Do I need to shim the rear axel to solve this?

JeremyC
2009.11.18, 04:20 PM
RWD on stock tires and hard wood floor and tile. Doesn't do it on carpet. Do I need to shim the rear axel to solve this?

Are the rear tires spinning?

When I ran my car with stock tires on hardwood it was virtually undrivable because the car would slide so much. Since the surface is so low grip I don't think you are really able to put enough torque down to get torque steer....

I think tires are more likely your problem.

-Jer

briankstan
2009.11.18, 04:22 PM
^^ great minds think alike :)

RWD on stock tires and hard wood floor and tile. Doesn't do it on carpet. Do I need to shim the rear axel to solve this?

tires, the tires that come with the cars are very hard and don't grip well on most surfaces. you are probably just spinning the rear wheels, you'll get a little more spin on the pinion side and thus causing your torque steer.

Action B
2009.11.18, 05:24 PM
^^ great minds think alike :)



tires, the tires that come with the cars are very hard and don't grip well on most surfaces. you are probably just spinning the rear wheels, you'll get a little more spin on the pinion side and thus causing your torque steer.

Hey! I helped too. This is where I was going with it!

Capt-Zoom
2009.11.18, 09:16 PM
Cool, thanks for the tips...yea the tires are spinning rather than gripping. Looking for new tires now.

BTW...has anybody ever figured out a way to get a RWD mini-z to drift well/accurately on a track? I'm curious about the setup.

JeremyC
2009.11.18, 09:37 PM
Cool, thanks for the tips...yea the tires are spinning rather than gripping. Looking for new tires now.

BTW...has anybody ever figured out a way to get a RWD mini-z to drift well/accurately on a track? I'm curious about the setup.

I've tried to drift my MR-02 (RWD) car and can really only do it in a circle. It is hard.

color01
2009.11.18, 11:32 PM
Plastic front tires and hard rubber rears seem to be the way to go. I managed a few laps around the small track at Inside Line and Fast Pace Racing with my MR015-MM, but it's still ridiculously hard.

The MR03's new gyro will definitely help out, but aside from that I'm not sure if there's a surefire RWD drift setup. I've been looking on and off for years... :rolleyes:

Capt-Zoom
2009.11.20, 05:19 PM
Plastic front tires and hard rubber rears seem to be the way to go. I managed a few laps around the small track at Inside Line and Fast Pace Racing with my MR015-MM, but it's still ridiculously hard.

The MR03's new gyro will definitely help out, but aside from that I'm not sure if there's a surefire RWD drift setup. I've been looking on and off for years... :rolleyes:

I wonder if the gyro can be adapted to older chassis/boards?