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How bad is the torque steer in the Colbalt SS Turbo? I had a 2008 Caliber SRT4 that was faster than my Sky redline but the torque steer was bad. It's was downright difficult to control.

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How bad is the torque steer in the Colbalt SS Turbo? I had a 2008 Caliber SRT4 that was faster than my Sky redline but the torque steer was bad. It's was downright difficult to control.
The Cobalt had electric power steering, steering was pretty light. There is some torque steer, but I've driven worse.

Back in the day, the Cobalt SS had the record for FWD at Nürburgring.

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Interesting. You should check out Mike Martin's Sky youtube videos.

He's autocrossing and on his first go he service-engine-lighted too.

He got it fixed. I recall the messages were similar.

Also - Mike is running a series on DDMWorks frame enhancement for autocrossing.

He just got the 355$ package installed but hasn't started racing with it. (Last post was about a week ago.)

So we're wondering if it helps.
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The results have been posted, and I PAX'd worse than I thought, in the bottom third. It has been a long time since my car was "the car to have" for the class, but my PAX times were usually in the top 25%. Again, I drove poorly, due to lack of recent experience. It isn't the car's fault, although the car needs more preparation. The next Salina event is Sept. 9, right after Nationals. I plan to do better then.

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I call foul: 2007 Saturn Skys all came standard with:
JL9 - Brakes, 4-wheel antilock with dynamic rear proportioning.

(At least according to my 2007 printbook.)

Check your glove-box door label . . .



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Will need to post the picture of my passenger front tire locked up and smoking as I flat spotted them during autocross.

It is equipped with ABS but if one of the sensors fail...well, you'll see the picture. LOL


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