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Old 28th October 2005, 08:57   #16
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Everyone somehow forgot the Standard Herald, 2000 & the Sipani Dolphin...
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Old 28th October 2005, 11:54   #17
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Please make me understand:

Rear Engine + RWD = everybodys happy

Front Engine + RWD = power Losses??

Front engine + FWD = cheaper, economical cars??
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Old 28th October 2005, 12:21   #18
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Rear Engine + RWD = everybodys happy

Front Engine + RWD = power Losses??

Front engine + FWD = cheaper, economical cars??
Mid Engine + RWD = Shan2nu is happy. Lol

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Old 28th October 2005, 12:32   #19
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Cheap way to get RWD=Drive in reverse!
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Old 28th October 2005, 15:16   #20
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the rwd has a lot of fun factor when u wanna screech tyres at signals, roundabouts and fuel pump exits.

it really looks kinda stupid when u do the same thing in a fwd.

gawd i'm damn happy about my rwd nissan. power loss is marginally felt when u have 190hp.
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Old 28th October 2005, 15:19   #21
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Cheap way to get RWD=Drive in reverse!
why drive in reverse. Have a Steering column fitted to the rear seat, now engage R gear - bingo u're driving forward.
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Mid Engine + RWD = Shan2nu is happy. Lol
mid-engine + AWD = grinning from ear-to-ear veyron....LOL...
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RWD rocks and FWD sucks if you are a driver

RWD sucks and FWD rocks if you are a commuter.

thats the simplest logic I can give you.

some rear wheel drive sedans.

Old fiats, padminis,118ne,contessa,Ambassador,bmw's,mercedes( maybe volvos and audis)
and all the suvs

rest are FWD
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Cheap way to get RWD=Drive in reverse!
Now you've also got RWS (rear wheel steering)
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1. In many RWD cars, the differential shaft intrudes into the passenger cabin at the rear thereby hindering leg space for the middle passenger
Harrie, the bulge what we see running along the floor has nothing to do with the space for connecting shaft to differential. That bulge is only to strengthen the floor panel.
Front wheel drive cars also have that bulge.
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No sir Harrie's right.....usually in RWD cars the projecting hump's purpose is to clear the driveshaft as the axle moves through its full travel.
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No sir Harrie's right.....usually in RWD cars the projecting hump's purpose is to clear the driveshaft as the axle moves through its full travel.
Thambi, I'm not exactly buying this logic. You'll see the same design in FWD cars also. Besides, one senior engineer from HM (don't laugh) told me this long back.
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the bulge in FWD is there as said by u could be for increasing the floor strength but in RWD the bulge is very much noticeable and YES it does affect the middle passenger. I have a Nissan and it almost halves the car in two sections. But i am not much worried on that. End of Day the RWD rocks be it as a drivers car or commuter.
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. You'll see the same design in FWD cars also. Besides, one senior engineer from HM (don't laugh) told me this long back.
You're right, even FWD cars have the bulge, but this is to route the exhuast pipes and fuel lines to the back. The bulge in a RWD car will be much larger since its houses the prop-shaft.

Now, on RWDs with solid axle (like Amby) the bulge is even larger because the prop moves up and down with the axle.

The bulge is used for strengthing sheet panels are the little ones that you find for example on the roofs of some vans. They look like little gutters and the techinical term for it is beads.

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As far as I can see, everyone loves RWD here. Now, we all know that RWD is more of a purist's choice, but how many of us have the skill to control an RWD on a rainy night around a corner?

Me, give me AWD on my Lambos or Skylines...
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