Originally posted by Cobra81li200
Well, you could actually twist the long outdrive with your hands quite badly, not to mention the fact that it was in two parts and there was some very bad play. In any case that was not helping. I still didn't understand that thing about shafts of different length.
Let's see...one...I found an old (long) Pro 3 outdrive...if you can "twist" it, then you must either have really strong fingers or you must have a really keen eye.
Two...any "twist" (either real or imagined) between the inner joints of the axle isn't going to cause torque steer, unless it was severe enough to cause the car to turn (I would guess it would have to be more than several degrees). Even then, once it was "twisted" initially, it would "untwist" almost instantly as the torque decreased.
Three...the Front and rear pullies on the Pro 3 were on opposite sides...hmmmm....
(...wonder what happens with a one-way?)
Four...on "big" cars (the ones you sit in), the OE's use equal-length axles (among other things) to reduce or eliminate torque steer in higher-powered FWD models. They use an arrangement that looks (and functions) just like on the new Losi or the Pro 3.
Torque steer, in the manner that you are speaking of, as compared to the twist caused by the motor (see: TC-3, etc.) is caused on "big" cars by unequal length axles, and deflection in the drivetrain acting upon the axles...and "little" cars are not any different in that respect.
Long diff halves, whether twisty or not, aren't going to cause "torque steer".
They can't and they don't.