UNDERSTEER is when you hit the wall forward.
OVERSTEER is when you hit the wall backward.
HORSEPOWER is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE is how far the wall moves after you hit it.
- Torque Defined, With Math
The other day I found myself stumbling over the definition of torque. Don't let this happen to you. Read Rye of RZ Design's outstanding definition of what this torque thing really is.
- Chip Tune vs. Manual Boost Controller
I shot an email over to my favorite Volvo speed genius Lucky, of Active Research & Development, formerly of iPD, MVS sponsor. He was happy to give his thoughts on the question Chip or Manual Boost Controller? Now, I know what you're thinking: he runs a chip tune company! Of course he'll favor chips! Yes he runs a chip tune company, but he's known throughout the Volvo world as a fair, honest tuner. I'm more than comfortable letting his words rest on his reputation. Disclosure: ARD is not a sponsor here, and I don't own any ARD equipment. I do have a manual boost controller in my 850 T5. The following are Lucky's words with my headers to break up the text, and give the context of my questions. Chip or MBC? MBC's are great…
- How to Drive Gen 1 FWD Volvos Fast
MVS Forum Member ArchieBrown is taking his 1997 850 R manual on a long, fun twisty-road tour and need some advice on keeping it on the road. There is some anecdotal evidence about understeer and needing to keep the revs high in the 850 to make full use of the power. In my WRX I used to heel-toe downshift and employed a fair smattering of left foot braking to keep it all nice and balanced - which I think may be useful here, but I'm keen on gathering any tips, tricks, hacks or insider information from people who have much more experience than me in getting an 850 moving quickly (and safely) through the bends. 97 850R - Driving Winding Roads - Suggestions Please covers how to drive Gen 1 FWD Volvos fast, specifically a…