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Which is easier or better to drive in your mind.

Twista

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From my old post about torque. In your book what would you like your car to have. Fwd wheel drive or rear wheel drive?
 

Heisenberg

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Under normal conditions I find RWD to be much easier to control and anticipate what the car's going to do. In ice or snow FWD or AWD.
 

HokieESM

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Driving for what? Just everyday, i don't think it matters--i hope i'm not driving close enough to the limit on a finely-enough tuned car to notice a whole lot (most cars, are set up for understeer from the factory-even on RWD cars) on a regular day in traffic.

On a nice, dry road with good visibility, RWD with lots of available horsepower takes the cake... oh, and nice sticky tires.

AWD definitely in any adverse conditions... with M/S tires.
 

Zenmervolt

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Depends on too many other factors, weight distribution being an important one. A RWD car with 50/50 weight distribution and a limited slip differential would be my universal preference though, and even better if the limited slip differential could also be manually locked, but I don't think there are any of those on the market.

ZV

EDIT: The post above assumes on-road driving in all weather conditions except deep snow. Deep snow and off-roading would make me prefer a legitimate 4x4 with low range and three locking differentials (front, center, rear).
 

gogeeta13

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Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Depends on too many other factors, weight distribution being an important one. A RWD car with 50/50 weight distribution and a limited slip differential would be my universal preference though, and even better if the limited slip differential could also be manually locked, but I don't think there are any of those on the market.

ZV

EDIT: The post above assumes on-road driving in all weather conditions except deep snow. Deep snow and off-roading would make me prefer a legitimate 4x4 with low range and three locking differentials (front, center, rear).
You would probably prefer just a detroit locker type rear then..at a certain rpm it locks, otherwise its just like standard open diff. YOu gotta take turns in neutral(or clutch in) but other than that, they rock.

I have a VLSD, would rather have a 2-way helical though..
 

StageLeft

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No offense but your poll is making my head hurt. I can't pick a single option on it. Can you clean it up? I can't imagine I'm the only one who's brain is melting by trying to choose one of those 6 options, many of which are not mutually exclusive.
 

Zenmervolt

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Originally posted by: gogeeta13
Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
Depends on too many other factors, weight distribution being an important one. A RWD car with 50/50 weight distribution and a limited slip differential would be my universal preference though, and even better if the limited slip differential could also be manually locked, but I don't think there are any of those on the market.

ZV

EDIT: The post above assumes on-road driving in all weather conditions except deep snow. Deep snow and off-roading would make me prefer a legitimate 4x4 with low range and three locking differentials (front, center, rear).
You would probably prefer just a detroit locker type rear then..at a certain rpm it locks, otherwise its just like standard open diff. YOu gotta take turns in neutral(or clutch in) but other than that, they rock.

I have a VLSD, would rather have a 2-way helical though..
Nope, too much of a pain for performance driving, want to be able to put power down through a corner when it's dry. A Torsen that somehow also had the ability to be locked on driver demand would be perfect. On the 4x4 setup it might be nice though.

ZV
 

MrDudeMan

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Jan 15, 2001
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Originally posted by: Skoorb
No offense but your poll is making my head hurt. I can't pick a single option on it. Can you clean it up? I can't imagine I'm the only one who's brain is melting by trying to choose one of those 6 options, many of which are not mutually exclusive.
lol skoorb you beat me to it

sorry but this is the dumbest poll ive ever seen


his next poll:

do you like sex with men or women?

A. its easier with men
B. its harder with women
C. i like penguins, but only bisexual penguins
D. it depends on the temperature of my apple pie
E. i like it with harder but easier women who like men, but its better with men who are with harder women


:confused::Q
 

dullard

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May 21, 2001
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Originally posted by: Skoorb
No offense but your poll is making my head hurt. I can't pick a single option on it. Can you clean it up? I can't imagine I'm the only one who's brain is melting by trying to choose one of those 6 options, many of which are not mutually exclusive.
Ditto.

On normal driving conditions, I wouldn't care either way. They both get the job done with no hassle. As soon as things get interesting though (ice, snow, or even thin water) I'd take FWD any day. I used to drive all the time in those conditions with RWD and slid like crazy - fishtailing, 360°s, etc. I made the switch to FWD and never had a problem again.
 

StageLeft

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Sep 29, 2000
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I'm still trying to pick between "Harder- Frw wheel drive" and "Harder forward wheel drive", even though I think that FWD is easier to drive with (option 1), although option 4 (better with RWD) is true for performance (except in bad weather).
 

Goosemaster

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I remember hearing the argument that RWD was better than FWD at high speed manuvers on dry pavement.

RWD is AMAZING when you get to HIGH-performance cars.

Seeing an M3 racing an Alfa Romero is definitely interesting. The amount of under steer that the Alfa had looked prohibitive, but it still kept up.
 

Twista

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Originally posted by: Skoorb
No offense but your poll is making my head hurt. I can't pick a single option on it. Can you clean it up? I can't imagine I'm the only one who's brain is melting by trying to choose one of those 6 options, many of which are not mutually exclusive.
no my brain is hurting with this poll also lol and i made it. Request granted!
 

StageLeft

No Lifer
Sep 29, 2000
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Originally posted by: Twista
Originally posted by: Skoorb
No offense but your poll is making my head hurt. I can't pick a single option on it. Can you clean it up? I can't imagine I'm the only one who's brain is melting by trying to choose one of those 6 options, many of which are not mutually exclusive.
no my brain is hurting with this poll also lol and i made it. Request granted!
Well I think FWD is _easier_ to drive (no oversteer, fish-tailing etc.) for the regular driver, and it's better in bad weather, but RWD is better from a performance standpoint! I picked FWD for its ease of control for most people.

 
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Originally posted by: Skoorb
Originally posted by: Twista
Originally posted by: Skoorb
No offense but your poll is making my head hurt. I can't pick a single option on it. Can you clean it up? I can't imagine I'm the only one who's brain is melting by trying to choose one of those 6 options, many of which are not mutually exclusive.
no my brain is hurting with this poll also lol and i made it. Request granted!
Well I think FWD is _easier_ to drive (no oversteer, fish-tailing etc.) for the regular driver, and it's better in bad weather, but RWD is better from a performance standpoint! I picked FWD for its ease of control for most people.
I picked RWD because I'm not most people. ;)

- M4H
 

LAUST

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I would rather Ricers not own RWD cars honestly. You see that vid where the kid tried to burn out and ends up going over the curb and into a parking lot, the tires didn't even really break loose.
 

boyRacer

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Oct 1, 2001
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Originally posted by: LAUST
I would rather Ricers not own RWD cars honestly. You see that vid where the kid tried to burn out and ends up going over the curb and into a parking lot, the tires didn't even really break loose.
Tooooooo late... drifting is the craze now... and bandwagons are at full speed... :( All the 240SXs... RX7s... and whatever used RWD are out there are getting marked up in $$$... you should see these f*ckers get all excited because they pull the e brake... and slide for 5 ft... in the mall parking lot. :frown:
 

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