Helsinki Smash Rod
- Nov 15, 2008
- N38? 43', W90? 22'
- Roger Dean's Rocks
Your last guess would be correct, they probably changed the angle of the gear mesh (more straight) to handle the torque.I drove one of these, although I think it was an 07, I liked it a lot. I noticed when coming to a stop and shifting to first gear with the clutch engaged, there was a lot of whine from the trans. maybe cause it was new? Or maybe cause it had to be so beefy to handle all the torque?
I don't get it, either. I never had a torque steer problem with it, and no owner I've ever met has complained about it.
Torque is electronically limited in a first few gears to minimize torque steer. I'm not sure if this can be turned off with the TC or not, but it may explain why some people say it torque steers and others say it's fine.
No the torque is electronically limited nothing to do with boost..I would hope that would be a big thumbs down.
What?!? That is BULLSHIT!!! Minus 1, Mazda!
Things that are easily reversible so that he can keep the warranty?[/QUOTE
Unless they are big D-nozzles about the warranty. Ask other Mazda tuners in your area, if there are any, and see if there are any dealers that are some what mod friendly. And read up on the Magnuson-Moss Act
I really doubt that I will ever do any mods, sorry.
But if I were to do one, it would probably be the BOV (blow off valve) after seeing that video it looks like a good place to start.
What i think is interesting is that if I am on the freeway and set the CC at 65 I get about 40MPG according to the trip computer for a 2 mile stretch that i did.
When I go 75-80 is when I get the advertised 28MPG.
I felt that same way about my R. It changed quickly
I just watched that video too, and I think any MS3 owner would be a fool not to change that.
Was that Average or Instantaneous MPG??
As for the torque steer, Mazda knew it would be Oscar winning. So it wrote the engine-control software with a nuance that links the engine's output with steering-wheel angle. Boot it with the front wheels centered, and you get the whole can of Spam. If the helm is turned a few degrees left or right, the computer backs off the throttle a couple of percentage points to relax the sideways tug on the nose. This car also comes with Super LSD, which we were dismayed to learn is perfectly legal. It's the GKN-supplied mechanical limited-slip differential borrowed from the RX-8.