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Mornin' fellas!

Occassionally I get some torque steer, I was wondering with all the packages out there from AMS, SP, Switzer - how much torque steer do you get with the packages? The torque steer I have is very minor as I only have a MP installed at the moment.
 

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When the AWD kicks in, I don't really feel it. However the MFD reads that I'm in RWD when I feel the torque steer. Unless there is just something wrong with my car lol :p
 

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How is it possible in a 4WD car? I never felt it ever in the GT-R.
It's mainly rear driven but maybe what you are experiencing is the wheels losing traction.
You probably have never driven a big power 4wd car. The old GT-R's move all over when they split the power out. Between some torque steer, and spinning the fronts, the car moves around the track/road a bit.

Torque steer happens because of unevenness in loading side to side. The axles are different lengths, so you can get a little bit. Normally not that big of a deal.

Here is a friend in a R32 GT-R Holinger H pattern box. He does this with one arm.

 

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I have not yet felt it
 

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You probably have never driven a big power 4wd car. The old GT-R's move all over when they split the power out. Between some torque steer, and spinning the fronts, the car moves around the track/road a bit.

Torque steer happens because of unevenness in loading side to side. The axles are different lengths, so you can get a little bit. Normally not that big of a deal.

Here is a friend in a R32 GT-R Holinger H pattern box. He does this with one arm.

Not sure what a race prepped R32 has to do with the R35 but anyway, completely different cars to drive and technology has advanced 50 fold in 20 years, ABS,VDC etc that keep it stable.
From the sound of the original post, he is not running high horsepower and i'd be worried if my car was doing it.
I have never felt torque steer from the R35, not a hint but i've driven some pretty whacky front wheel drive cars the change lanes for you with a press on the accelerator.

Op, check if you have even tire pressures up front.
My STI was veering left under power which felt like torque steer, it turned out to be a screw in the tire and the pressure was lower than the other.
 

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Not sure what a race prepped R32 has to do with the R35 but anyway, completely different cars to drive and technology has advanced 50 fold in 20 years, ABS,VDC etc that keep it stable.
From the sound of the original post, he is not running high horsepower and i'd be worried if my car was doing it.
I have never felt torque steer from the R35, not a hint but i've driven some pretty whacky front wheel drive cars the change lanes for you with a press on the accelerator.

Op, check if you have even tire pressures up front.
My STI was veering left under power which felt like torque steer, it turned out to be a screw in the tire and the pressure was lower than the other.
Thanks for the info ****! I checked that already, but I still notice it...
 

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Not sure what a race prepped R32 has to do with the R35 but anyway, completely different cars to drive and technology has advanced 50 fold in 20 years, ABS,VDC etc that keep it stable.
I thought I felt a bit of torque steer in the R35 on some good launches on a street type surface. Torque steer is mostly due to unequal lengths of the half shafts/axles. The older cars have the front diff offset like the R35. Looking at the tech info the actual shafts themselves are the same length, but the diff assembly is offset to the right side. There is an intermediary shaft, and that can reduce torque steer, but it won't always eliminate it.

I probably should have thought about it a little more. Most of what he might be feeling could be grooves in the road. I should have asked if its under power, or just cruising. The GTR has wide front tires, and they can wander around in ruts, like we have here in SoCal.
 

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Can't the anti-lift kit from Whiteline take a bit care of that by adding a bit of caster ?
 
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