Why does a limited slip cause the rear to go sideways?

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Re: Why does a limited slip cause the rear to go sideways?

Post by gowest » Tue May 08, 2018 6:14 pm

I had a conversation with a fellow, many years ago, that had been through some sort of driving school (non performance I believe). He asked me if I knew why the rear wanted to swap ends when rear traction was lost; either by power or locked up brakes. He said it is because "a sliding tire always wants to lead". Seems to be absolutely correct however I will leave the physics part of why up to you scientific fellas !

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