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Old 03-10-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Discovered the source of the odd torque-steer in the smelly Miata.

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Only 1% difference.
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If your just going for cheap, I'm having good luck with the walmart dura track tires for like 255 all four installed and balanced
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Only 1% difference.
22.7 in, 23 in, I mean who's really counting?

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If your just going for cheap, I'm having good luck with the walmart dura track tires for like 255 all four installed and balanced
Fortunately, I had a set of RPF-1's with some Kumho's on them for just such an occasion.

I had to use up two nut removers to get the stupid security lugnuts off the front wheels.



But it was worth it.

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Read title, thought of this.

For cheap tires, I like my Falken 912's. Assymmetric for easy cross rotation, pretty grippy for hard rubber. I think I paid like $350.

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Reminds me of the people who ask why a couple of degrees is such a big deal in alignments. Or our internet provider, who boasts 99% uptime. Which means they're only down for 3.65 days per year.
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Only 1% difference.
fun fact:

my 4 stockers are all the same brand/size. all have roughly the same tread except 1 of them. its near new. the car torque steers dramatically. I think "no way can this be real" swap tire and it torque steers the other way. This happens whether its on front or back.

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This happens whether its on front or back.
Now that's curious. All the stuff I read hypothesized that it was a consequence of the Torsen sending more torque to the side that had more grip. But if it also happens with a mismatched pair at the front, then it can't just be the Torsen.

I'll agree that it's amazing how distinct the torque-steer sensation is. I could stomp the throttle at highway speed and watch the left front fender raise up and to the left. Off throttle, the car drifted back and to the right.
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I should probably clarify that in the back it is torque steer, in the front it is more like just pulling to the side. But end result is the same: car doesn't wanna go straight.
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you guys are way too picky. Next thing you'll be demanding matching socks, and then it all goes to hell.
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Go into your girl's closet, and put on one of her high heels and one of her flats. Walk. You won't be straight either.
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For cheap tires, I like my Falken 912's. Assymmetric for easy cross rotation, pretty grippy for hard rubber. I think I paid like $350.


Reminds me of the people who ask why a couple of degrees is such a big deal in alignments. Or our internet provider, who boasts 99% uptime. Which means they're only down for 3.65 days per year.

I couldn't help but notice that it appears said goat has a metal ***** with which it is attempting to penetrate the vehicle.
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not fair, since they're not straight to begin with
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I just found out my WRX has 225/50/17s on it instead of 225/45/17s.

Might explain why they rub at full lock when I'm reversing out of the parking lot of the grocery store.
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Go into your girl's closet, and put on one of her high heels and one of her flats. Walk. You won't be straight either.
Hmmm. If you can fit in your "girl's" high heels, at least one of you guys has a problem.
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