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Old 07-19-2008, 02:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Really really reaaaalllly pay attention to what mazda matt said. It is way too different from your supra to go at it blind. If you lose control of the front don't gun it, it won't even out like a rwd would ease the brakes and regain traction. If you lose the rear put on the gas to even it out. Have you tested to see if you get any torque steer out of your new configurations? You may have to physically compensate on that part. Read up on the Scandinavian Flick for desperate situations, and to more fully understand how and why brakes helps your cornering in fwd. And if at all possible Pics and Videos. Its not likely in your VW but most hatches have a tendency to go 3 legged on tight turns so don't freak out if you notices a slight change in your steering when this happens, 3dr hatches have a certain structural quality that helps maintain and control it. plus its extremely fun to watch spectator faces as you hike up a leg around a corner.

edit: iirc only the early rabbits did this, recently the yaris liftback has shown this attribute but I don't believe the golfs have achieved it.

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Old 07-19-2008, 03:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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about 23 miles out from the track now.

it does 3 wheel, frequently, infact i 3 wheel it nearly daily, if i apply power i can pull that wheel down. if i hit the brakes while tripoding the abs ****s abrick and something scarry happens.

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Old 07-19-2008, 03:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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O assumptions took the best of my lol. ABS is a crutch anyways; and of course it thinks you lost a wheel and does not know how to compensate on only 3. What about torque steer are you getting any or no??????
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very minimal torque steer on the golf. non issue
ended up with 32psi front 58psi rear, worked ok; really really would need tires to drive it competively.
lost to the focus big time. my best run didn't get timed, might have been closer.
power delivery is prety good once you accept that you need 3rd gear most of the time.
i'd need a heck of a lot more seat time to get good in fwd; but i did beat a viper, a vette, and a twin turbo 5 series.

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