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Old 30 Sep 2005, 01:30 pm
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I just bought a new '05 PT Touring with automatic trans. This is my 3rd FWD car, but first which I have noticed such torque steer. Torque steer being the severe pulling to one side or the other under heavy acceleration. If I launch the car with any authority and hands off the wheel, the steering wheel turns right to around 2-o'clock and will come back to around 1-o'clock if I immediately let off the gas.

I read previous posts associating this with all FWD cars without LSD (Limited Slip Differential) and equal length half shafts. I also read where some claim spring lowering and strut brace kits have helped the PT's. So, what's the current consensus? Is this something I just have to get used to or is there something(s) that can be done to alleviate this?
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I have a 2004 GT and after I put a strut tower brace on the Torque steer is almost all gone. Yes it was bad befor the brace.
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Here's an old thread that may anewer some of what you're asking.

http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...s=torque+steer

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Here's an old thread that may anewer some of what you're asking.

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Sorry, Charlie. I must have forgotten to paste in the link to the thread. Here ya go.....

http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...s=torque+steer
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Sure it's pretty easy and cheap to overcome torque steer. Hold on with both hands, that's all. This trait is not only for FWD cars. I've driven rear wheel drive cars that where so damn powerful that when you went WOT from a stop, then chassis would twist somewhat and the front wheels would go somewhere else if you didn't use both hands. Conclusion? Yes a LSD is the best way to eliminate torque steer, but more than that, to apply almost equal power to both wheels. For just torque steer, use both hands.
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