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Old 09-12-2007, 01:13 PM   #226  
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I know if I lived in a warm climate year round, I would definitely be in a RWD car.
Last one I had that was any fun was an '86 RX-7. Beautiful f/r balance.
When I got it, it had the minimum sized tires, and cheap ones at that. I did a 360 on a curve, it spun like a top... LOL...after a little more money and work it stuck like glue.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:26 PM   #227  
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I think it was to be a TL-junior... a little too junior I think. Small V6 would have been a nice sport option.
I've had nothing but FWD for quite a while. It is a pleasure to have a G35 with RWD and almost equal wt. dist. to throw into corners.
Granted, how much you enjoy it, could depend on your climate.
Yeah, I think the TSX could definately have used a 3.0 litre or smaller V6 to wake things up a bit. It has 200hp, but you can only do so much when it's an I4 with not so much torque. The good thing about FWD is that it's forgiving when you drive and make a mistake. It's actually pretty good for the few FWD vehicles out there that feature a LSD, but FWD with an open differential leaves much to be desired for anything other than a vehicle that serves as a daily driver.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:42 PM   #228  
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:52 PM   #229  
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Just wanted to say hi to all the car folks out there. Was wondering what you are driving. Me, I have been a Pontiac fan for 30+ years.
Have owned three in the past and now have the 2006 GTO. Its real fun to drive (400HP). Its all stock right now. So what is everyone driving?
Looks like the rebaged Holden Monaro us Aussies sent over to the USA.
its a great car, very popular here too.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:09 AM   #230  
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<-- loves his limited slip diff
To be more precise, I love torque sensing mechanical limited slip diff's

I just am not a fan of these clutch pack based LSD's like the Chevy posi-traction or Ford traction-lok axles. In my TBSS, i'm currently having issues where the clutch packs were starting the bind which the dealership appears to have resolved by throwing another bottle of the limited slip additive into the rear axle. I also had clutch pack binding issues in my olde Mercury Marauder after some high speed spirited driving as well.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:03 PM   #231  
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<-- loves his limited slip diff
I have LSD (viscous) in the G, and load it up with gobs of torque and if I intentionally hit a wet spot at speed when negotiating a corner it can be quite alarming, while still very safe, due to the reaction of stability control. Some loud bangs from the rear, and the car starts slowing rapidly.

I can turn off ESD but apparently it will still come into play under certain extreme conditions. And defaults to full ON the next time you start the car.
I think it's best left ON for most drivers and most conditions. When you need it the most during a non-self-induced driving situation you will not be thinking about whether you left it on or not.

Anyway, I can usually modulate the gas just enough to give me a cheap thrill in fast turns with no big drama, just a little slide and wiggle.

I would agree disk-pack units are very useful for trucks with high torque and light loads, not for improving high speed cornering finesse.

There are after-market mechanical lock up units too, very expensive but virtually foolproof.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:04 PM   #232  
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My LSD is helical. Cheers to spirited drivin'. I like employing mine in the dry twisties...can pull off some really high angle turns at remarkable speed - granted everythings "backward" with the FWD. Still fun though.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:12 AM   #233  
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I have LSD (viscous) in the G, and load it up with gobs of torque and if I intentionally hit a wet spot at speed when negotiating a corner it can be quite alarming, while still very safe, due to the reaction of stability control. Some loud bangs from the rear, and the car starts slowing rapidly.

I can turn off ESD but apparently it will still come into play under certain extreme conditions. And defaults to full ON the next time you start the car.
I think it's best left ON for most drivers and most conditions. When you need it the most during a non-self-induced driving situation you will not be thinking about whether you left it on or not.

Anyway, I can usually modulate the gas just enough to give me a cheap thrill in fast turns with no big drama, just a little slide and wiggle.

I would agree disk-pack units are very useful for trucks with high torque and light loads, not for improving high speed cornering finesse.

There are after-market mechanical lock up units too, very expensive but virtually foolproof.
I definately thought about an aftermarket mechanical LSD for my vehicle, except I don't think anyone makes one yet other than the Detroit Locker. Of course a locking differential is simply out of the question for any vehicle that gets daily driven. Over the last winter, I tried to test out my stability control system and found it to be rather useless when playing around with it at the local county park before they got around to plowing the snow. What's even worse is that they have programmed the system in my vehicle so that if you floor it from a dead stop, it deliberately hesitates for a short while like if the system is really asking, "are you sure you want to do this?" As a result, I simply turn it off when i've got to put the smack down on some annoying drivers late at night(usually are ricers).
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:38 PM   #235  
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I drive a 1991 Civic. I bought it in 2001, with only 40K miles on it at the time. It does what I need, gets me where I want to go, and I'll be driving it for quite some time to come.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:40 PM   #237  
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:51 PM   #238  
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I can't believe you post all of those pictures, but leave out the good nudie shots. Let's see what's under the hood!
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:19 PM   #239  
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:01 PM   #240  
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Hey Autobot, wife loves her '07 FJ, me I prefer my H2
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