SER Wes wrote:^^^Torque steer for a Spec is normal. They have a stupid amount of torque for a 20k car. You aint drivin no civic.
Heat could be a big part of the issue. The qr25 runs VERY hot and with the high compression of the spec-v it gets even hotter. Right now everyone thinks that it has something to do with the knock sensor, but no one is sure if the engine is really knocking, or if the sensor is just too sensitive. I think someone should upgrade the ratiator and see if that helps. With 20-30% less heat in the bay and hood spacers to help further i think that we could prove without a doubt if heat was a factor.
Civic? NOOOOOO THANK YOU KIND SIR. Yes I believe there is more wheel torque than horse power...
It runs insanely hot! a quarter inch of hood spacing has made a world of difference and I recommend EVERYONE doing that! Since doing that my cats havent really been popping either even after VERY spirited driving.
I honestly would say it would be best to investigate the sensor systems and other things, such as the radiator upgrade to combat it. Nissan seems notorious for faulty sensors, eh? Great engines, but um well yeah. I had a g35 and the entire MAF/AFR systems went out and it broke down twice for them to figure out what it was... I have always heard that the knock sensor on the spec is on lines of being retardedly over sensitive... sometimes it idles odd, while sometimes it doesnt. meh. Either way, proving heat isnt a factor in it would be good as well as eliminating the rediculous amount of heat that builds up in the super tiny qr25 engine bay will help the life of the car anyways!