Torque steer with 2.0 awd
cadillac ats forums cadillac ats forums
CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By jph
Cadillac ATS Technical Discussion Forum Discussion, Torque steer with 2.0 awd in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; I drove a 2.0 with awd yesterday and was a little surprised at the torque steer. Not terrible but definitely ...
  1. #1
    myronf is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): ATS 2.0 turbo black/black
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    30

    Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    I drove a 2.0 with awd yesterday and was a little surprised at the torque steer. Not terrible but definitely there.

    Myron

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Stevo Supremo's Avatar
    Stevo Supremo is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): ATS RWD 2.0 Manual
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,342

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    weird, wouldn't figure with the AWD and it being rear wheel Biased. If I give the gas too hard the back end starts getting squirrly lol!

  4. #3
    hej
    hej is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): ATS (in the future, maybe)
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    12

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    This is pretty disappointing. I thought the ATS was supposed to have a more advanced AWD system, and as Steve mentioned I wouldn't expect torque steer from a RWD based system.

  5. #4
    Stevo Supremo's Avatar
    Stevo Supremo is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): ATS RWD 2.0 Manual
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,342

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    I was himming and hawing about getting the AWD.. but the thought of a RWD 6speed manual was just too exciting to pass up, so I skipped on the AWD.

  6. #5
    Yplus is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): ATS4 Turbo
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    191
    I've never felt any torque steer in my AWD. I'm not even sure it's possible with the drivetrain setup in the ATS.

  7. #6
    myronf is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): ATS 2.0 turbo black/black
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    30

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    Just get on the freeway. Cruise at 50 mph. Step on it, and you will find that the car will head for the lane to your left. Let off the gas and it will straighten out.

  8. #7
    Bertha D Blues's Avatar
    Bertha D Blues is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): '13 ATS 2.0T AWD, '13 SRX AWD Performance
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Nebraska
    Age
    56
    Posts
    399

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    Quote Originally Posted by myronf View Post
    Just get on the freeway. Cruise at 50 mph. Step on it, and you will find that the car will head for the lane to your left. Let off the gas and it will straighten out.
    I have never felt torque steer in mine, with or without traction control on. Front drive is via a viscous coupling of some sort. I raised one front tire off the ground and was surprised that I could spin that tire and watch the front driveshaft turn even with the car in park and the other three tires on the ground.

  9. #8
    slepr is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): ATS 2.0T AWD Premium
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    81

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    Not a hint of torque steer in mine. Even with the highway scenario you describe.

  10. #9
    jph
    jph is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): ATS 3.6 RWD premium
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    81

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    Quote Originally Posted by myronf View Post
    Just get on the freeway. Cruise at 50 mph. Step on it, and you will find that the car will head for the lane to your left. Let off the gas and it will straighten out.
    Sounds more like an alignment problem.


    J.
    vwvr6tom likes this.

  11. #10
    myronf is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): ATS 2.0 turbo black/black
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    30

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    Sounds like I might have had a bad one. The salesman acknowledged the behavior.

  12. #11
    pever's Avatar
    pever is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2013 ATS 2.0T Premium with Driver Assist & Adv Security
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Burlington, Ontario
    Posts
    260

    Re: Torque steer with 2.0 awd

    More than 6 hours highway driving yesterday. I did not see a repeat of the OP's experience either.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting