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Torque steer

Torque steer — What is it? When a vehicle uses axle shafts of different lengths on two drive wheels, the vehicle can encounter a pull to one side. Torque steer is caused by the longer axle twisting slightly when high torque power is applied. The slight twisting in the longer axle causes a slight delay in the transmission of torque to the attached wheel. The shorter shaft transmits the torque without twisting causing that wheel to be the main driving wheel. The result is a light pull to the side … Read More

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