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Old 01-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2008 SC five speed manual 2wd. It only has 42k miles and is like brand spanking new. I've got a couple of questions,
(1) With the 18" low profile wide tires and 2wd, will this thing be worth a hoot in the snow?
(2) Is it just the 2wd and manual transmission that causes the terrible torque steer on hard acceleration? I'm giving up a 98 Volvo wagon with front wheel drive, auto trans and a whole lot more power than the Element and have never experienced this kind of torque steer.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the EOC. Idk about question one. But from what I've read on here that's a yes to question 2.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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Torque steer is generally more dramatic on a FWD only car.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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Just bought a 2008 SC five speed manual 2wd. It only has 42k miles and is like brand spanking new. I've got a couple of questions,
(1) With the 18" low profile wide tires and 2wd, will this thing be worth a hoot in the snow?
(2) Is it just the 2wd and manual transmission that causes the terrible torque steer on hard acceleration? I'm giving up a 98 Volvo wagon with front wheel drive, auto trans and a whole lot more power than the Element and have never experienced this kind of torque steer.
(1) Have three fwd cars in Colo. No snow problems. My E has 18's x 10.5 wide A&S and works fine. Have to be careful w/stopping however, likes to ski on the wide tires.
(2) Nissan Maxima, 5 mt, no torque steer ; Nissan Versa, 5 mt, no torgue steer; Honda E, 6 mt, 300+ HP, Quaife LSD( both front wheels pull) no torque steer - would not like to drive w/o the limited slip.

Welcome to the forum. Pics, please.
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