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RWD or 4WD

 love it when my car does donuts (RWD)
37 (68.5%)
 love it when my car does helicopters (4wd)
17 (31.5%)

Total Members Voted: 54

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lanzy61

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« on: December 09, 2005, 11:41:24 AM »
hey.. thought i would be random and try this poll out

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005, 11:53:52 AM »
probly not the best thing to be sugessting if you prefer 4wd or RWD for skids... lol.

but rear wheel forever!!
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MissGTR

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2005, 03:11:15 PM »
RWD burnouts/4WD Launch

typeRA

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2005, 03:34:10 PM »
RWD for tail happy oversteer and burnouts

though i second MissGTR for 4WD launch

bluntsmoker

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2005, 03:36:41 PM »
depends what you want it for. If you drag then sure the launch is a big part of it.  But on the track you only need to launch once. (unless of course if you spin out) lol

SkylineObsession

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2005, 01:37:02 PM »
Never driven a powerful rear wheel drive (apart from my brothers RX-7) so i prefer 4WD.

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2005, 04:49:24 PM »
am i the only 1 that said 4wd?

Gerbal

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2005, 10:14:07 PM »
Quote from: Tarik
am i the only 1 that said 4wd?
At this stage it would appear so dude...each has it's advantages/disadvantages etc... :D

Gerbal

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2005, 10:18:34 PM »
Personaly...ain't nothing quite like hitting the pedal and dropping the clutch as those rear wheels chew the tarmac (and the tyres) ooooooo yeah :D

lanzy61

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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2005, 12:30:42 PM »
wow looks like my pole is triping people out:king:  4 wheel drive has its traction advantages but rear wheel drive has many advantages like drift, skid, cheeper gearboxes (in most cases) easier on the drive train when launching..ect

R32 GT

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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2005, 09:50:12 AM »
rwd does everything better but you need to be more compitent behind the wheel.

4wd is good in the wet for circuit racing, but thats bout it.

even drag racing rwd is better if you have decent tires.

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2005, 04:35:40 PM »
I think saying rwd does everything better is a big call.

Acceleration wet or dry out of corners 4wd tends to have an advantage.

The RS is harder to drive around a track in the wet than my GTSt was, when it lets go, it goes in a big way.
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JKGTS4

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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2005, 06:53:38 PM »
going from a GTST to an EVO3, for general cornering/ fun and driveability i say RWD all the way. The evo tends to understeer? (when taking a corner and tends to go straight ahead) but for launches and outrite control i say 4WD

R32 GT

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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2005, 10:50:50 AM »
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but for launches and outrite control i say 4WD


yeah thats the skill factor there- Evo's tend to do alot of the hard work for you in that regard. You need to drive a RWD in a way that requires alot more attention, but is more rewarding overall.

4WD does get out of a corner better, but they are crippled by drivetrain losses, extra weight, harder to control in a spin or slide and pretty much just less predictable. Plus understeer is also more common.

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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2013, 09:11:30 PM »
r32-with-torque-split-controller.:-)
best-of-both-worlds