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Re: 1984 AE86 Corolla GT coupe (andlf)

I remember blasting down some country roads the day one of my friends bought his. Such a fun little car. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: 1984 AE86 Corolla GT coupe (patrikman)

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Re: 1984 AE86 Corolla GT coupe (OptimusGlen)

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hah... I wish I knew one of those people, excellent blackmail.
you need to hang around Summer Physics Camp more
 

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Re: FV-QR (delta v)

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What is an 'Axle Tramp'? Is that a kind of sleezy skank or something?

Basically, your rear tires hop upon hard acceleration.
 

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Re: FV-QR (delta v)

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What is an 'Axle Tramp'? Is that a kind of sleezy skank or something?

wheel hop.
 

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Re: FV-QR (delta v)

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What is an 'Axle Tramp'? Is that a kind of sleezy skank or something?

It's hopping up and down due to high unsprung weight (relative to the weight of the car, anyway) causing the axle to hop up and down. When a wheels turns, its energy isn't spent ONLY pushing car forward; the energy also acts vertically on the wheel. On a car with a live axle, this acts on a heavy axle which adds additional force pushing the wheel up. If this is happening with both the left and right tire, it's even more likely/intense. Increased damping is a way to deal with it, but of course, that has other effects which may not be desirable, like causing the car itself to hop around over bumps in turns, etc.
 

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Re: 1984 AE86 Corolla GT coupe (andlf)

Nice read. Though I hate how they kept switching between Golf & Scirocco in the comparo. I'm sure it doesn't really matter since they are essentially the same, but still, I didn't see a little Golf pictured in the boxes and I confuse easily.
 
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