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4thgenceli
02-14-2012, 04:52 AM
I'm completely new to the whole coilover game.

Besides my lack of traction, I have a nasty torque steer when I get on it. How does one go about addressing torque steer issues? Upgrades sway bars? Soften the front?

celica9303
02-14-2012, 05:57 AM
Alignment. Look into corner weighting the car, and adjust the setting of the coilovers. Basicly untill u have decent gripy tires you gonna torque steer. Hell I get torque steer in my car and its not boosted. Nature of a fwd trans with un equal length drive shafts. Suppose

KoreanJoey
02-14-2012, 09:12 AM
Alignment might also be why the tires are letting go.

Hookecho
02-14-2012, 06:22 PM
A good way to combat torque steer is to replace the worn out control arm bushings. Go with oem or some aftermarket poly. Either will improve on it dramatically.

Also, get an alignment. You've had that front end torn apart so it needs it.

Mafix
02-16-2012, 05:45 PM
too much camber on the front. reduce the camber to -0.5 or less. helps a ton.

KoreanJoey
02-18-2012, 08:45 AM
^Except when you turn... then it sucks.

Maikeru
02-25-2012, 01:39 PM
I thought you get torque steer from one wheel spinning faster than the other...only real way to fix it is a LSD.

Mafix
02-25-2012, 05:00 PM
yes joey i agree, it's not the greatest when you are turning hard. that's where having the increased caster comes into play :)
tim has lsd. it's just a powerful FWD car. this is normal.

and as everyone else said, align that bitch.