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Ultimate solution to torque steer.

High power torque steer under acceleration on the F2T is usually cause by control arm bushing distortion that moves the alignment around or shifts power from wheel to wheel.

They make FWD torsion bars and they wouldn't be to hard to fab up but they use swivel bearings that wear out and are costly.

Polyurethane front bushings help but aren't completely torsion proof, especially on hot days.

My latest solution to soft or worn stock control arm bushings was to weld a large washer to the control arm sleeves for the bushings with a hole the size of the bushing center shaft in the middle, any front-back movement gets stopped by the washer. The result is no torque steer and the same up and down movement the bushings would have. I welded the washers on with the bushings in the control arms cooling them with water ever 2 seconds.

I have finally ordered 2 sets of front poly bushings for 2 of my cars and have been worried about torque steer issues, this got me thinking. I have to remove the old bushings from 4 control arms, while they are out would be a good time to ad washers to both outer sleeves on each control arm. Once the bushings are pressed in they can't be removed without grinding off the washers but this will eliminate all potential torque steer and give the car the handling of polyurethane control arm bushings.

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