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I was accelerating pretty quickly in 2nd/3rd gear around 4500rpm yesteday evening and had a heart-in-mouth moment :wow: when my beautiful QV decided to veer to the right - I'm guessing this was a nasty example of torque steering - has anyone else had a similar problem?

Only other thing could be feedback from the road but I didn't notice any particular road wear that would have made such an abrupt change to the steering - your thoughts are welcomed!
 

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Tyres pressures ok?

Adverse camber?
 

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Aren't they different issues Bobby?
 

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I read it as being the same thing, in different degrees. I recognise the symptoms of a twitchy front end as of the other thread linked, but once or twice mine has taken a more notable dive toward the central reservation. I take that to be a more severe case of the same issue.

Just my own thoughts :lol:
 

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My 135 does it too under hard acceleration in the lower gears. A bit disconcerting when you expect to go in a straight line and the front end goes sideways :eek:

Torque steer I guess? Not much you can do about it... apart from going slower :lol:
 

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It may just be the way the power is applied, I know when I first drove my V6, I thought there was something wrong :eek: :lol:
 

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My 135 does it too under hard acceleration in the lower gears. A bit disconcerting when you expect to go in a straight line and the front end goes sideways :eek:

Torque steer I guess? Not much you can do about it... apart from going slower :lol:
mine does that too, was quite scarey the first time but have got used to it now as i refuse to slow down:)
 

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I guess it's a common thing with FWD cars and I'll just have to live with it - that doesn't mean I'll be slowing down though ;)
 

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My GTA was lethal before i had to have the Q2 fitted. it would change lanes on the dual carriageway up to my house all on its own when you floored it :eek: :lol:it was quite fun and i got used to it in the end, its not quite so bad now though with the Q2.
 

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Its primarily due to the unequal length drive shafts fitted to most front wheel drive cars. It shouldn't suddenly happen though, its a gradual thing that gets worse (progressivly) the harder you accelerate.
 

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^^that's interesting - centrifugal force imbalance kinda thing?
 
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