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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    There's an excellent book on the devleopment ( and demise ) of the 4WD F1 cars.
    If you want some specifics and pics I can easily scan bits. But not the hundreds of pages to post it all
    Thanks guys !

    What's the title of the book ? It sounds interesting enough to have a dig at the University library

    If you could find any pictures of the exact way the did it...For example,the one picture of the Fergusons's interior. Or perhaps from the bottom. As technical and detailed as you guys can get !! Pretty interesting stuff to be honest

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    AWD for low traction, RWD for tarmac racing. In very high horsepower cars, the traction you gain from AWD will outweigh the friction loss from the extra shaft for straight line acceleration.


    Man talk about a flame-bait thread XD FWOOSH!

    For our next subject we are going to discuss why naturally aspirated is better than turbo *ducks and covers*
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalcraft
    For our next subject we are going to discuss why naturally aspirated is better than turbo *ducks and covers*
    IZ CUZ O TEH TURBOH LAAG!


    This thread is great, lots of good arguments

    They're both good for something and I don't think one is universally better then the other. (AWD vs RWD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck
    IZ CUZ O TEH TURBOH LAAG!
    priceless! how about "wich tranny wurks best" after that
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck
    IZ CUZ O TEH TURBOH LAAG!


    This thread is great, lots of good arguments

    They're both good for something and I don't think one is universally better then the other. (AWD vs RWD)
    tru dat homes. Just kiddin...I agree theres good and bads to them both and you really cant compare em fairly. They were both designed for different applications. One for massive traction and one for slippin and sliddin As for FWD id rather have nothing than that...cant have any fun when your being pulled!

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    quote from this weeks Autocar:"the way you can control the ford sportkas line with the throttle borders on the exquisite"
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey
    Why are almost all race/f1 cars RWD?
    Probably because it weighs considerably less than AWD? Other than the fact that AWD is a bit more of a brick, the traction is pretty awesome. I love messing about in the snow with my parents' 4Runner. Sliding aimlessly into corners while shifting into 4wheel and pretty much instantly gaining control, its a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobPorsche
    Probably because it weighs considerably less than AWD? Other than the fact that AWD is a bit more of a brick, the traction is pretty awesome. I love messing about in the snow with my parents' 4Runner. Sliding aimlessly into corners while shifting into 4wheel and pretty much instantly gaining control, its a blast.
    Lol in my Auto class today some people were talking about Skylines (oh no...) and heres bits of the conversation "The Skyline GTR-S is AWD so it never goes off the road, best traction" "only 5 made" "one of fastest cars in the world" and I think mabye "only AWD exotic"

    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck
    Lol in my Auto class today some people were talking about Skylines (oh no...) and heres bits of the conversation "The Skyline GTR-S is AWD so it never goes off the road, best traction" "only 5 made" "one of fastest cars in the world" and I think mabye "only AWD exotic"

    Damn.
    hahahah i hope you beat them with wrench
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck
    Lol in my Auto class today some people were talking about Skylines (oh no...) and heres bits of the conversation "The Skyline GTR-S is AWD so it never goes off the road, best traction" "only 5 made" "one of fastest cars in the world" and I think mabye "only AWD exotic"

    Damn.
    I always take fun in correcting these kind of people and then clearly pointing them to the benefits of French classic cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakkie
    I always take fun in correcting these kind of people and then clearly pointing them to the benefits of French classic cars
    When they started saying there was a (Stock ) Mustang with a 12" exhaust and it was 300 decibles loud, I tried, but they refused to believe it didn't exist...

    Also Loudest sound possible is like 194Db
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    sounds like the people in your class need to read a few books. I hope you can educate them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jediali
    sounds like the people in your class need to read a few books. I hope you can educate them...
    Mabye they'll learn something in the class we just started.

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    z0mg imagine a skyl1ner with a vayron swap. 3000 hpz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella
    z0mg imagine a skyl1ner with a vayron swap. 3000 hpz.
    you are suspiciously good at that!
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