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  • #90350
    jcmanc72
    jcmanc72
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    Just a quick one and sorry if this has been asked before. My mate had a go of my car and said that the front end lifts/feels light under heavy acceleration. Is this typical or is something wrong with mine?



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    #90352
    bobcat
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    Well Mmmm, it could be. As the front wheels dig in for the launch off the front appears to lift slightly, it’s due to load and effect.

    Now you’ll get some more response………

    #90353
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    yeah, he’s probably not used to a 0-62mph in sub 5 seconds car! faster you accelerate, the less weight there is on the front wheels, hence some dragsters do wheelies ! oh, and motorbikes and push bikes if you are man enough in the thigh dept.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #90354
    jcmanc72
    jcmanc72
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    Cheers. So normal then? It wasn’t a launch control start by the way. They’re not allowed. Yet! He’s got an M3 that goes like hell so perhaps he’s just used to the way that handles.



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    #90357
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    you know the steering is a bit heavier in sport mode, did he drive it in normal mode?



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #90362
    bobcat
    bobcat
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    Track mode with everything switched back to normal, the steering feels a little heavier and more responsive, you still get a light lifting of the front. Normal for fast starts

    #90377
    Kenny
    Kenny
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    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 3668

    Maybe the veering steering?

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