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Its because of engine precipitation. Becase of the rotary motion of the crank and all of those pullies and everything and the engine sitting sideways, the engine has a natural precipitation, like a gyroscope or airplane engine. This is where the engine will rotate about the z axis when the rotary motion is in the z plane if you have x and y looking down on top of the engine. Its just like that experiment in high school physics where you take a bicycle wheel and put a rope on the end of the handle sticking out on the same axis of the axle and spine the wheel while holding the rope, the wheel will turn around the rope.

I dont remember which is which off the top of my head, and that was for a domestic so it might be different with the possition with our cars, but when you turn left or right, one way will cause your nose to rise and one way will cause it to dive due to the engine precipitation. Hope this helps ya out.


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A gyroscope does that, but there isnt one in the car. Thats why the nose will raise and dive in cornering. We had a discussion on this in class in one of my many engineering classes
. You can try it, going the same speed and acceleration, you should be able to notice this. It will happen in rwd and fwd cars, both have rotating parts. The weighting issue is true to an extent, but the suspension compensates for the little amount of weight of another person in the car.

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If you only knew the power of the Lude...
'98 Red Base Prelude
"Straights are for fast cars. Turns are for fast drivers." - SCCA Solo2
AEM CAI, APEX-i VAFC, Neuspeed Ft Up Strut Bar, 28 mm Neuspeed RR Sway Bar, Neuspeed Sport Springs, Koni Yellows, and SH RR Deck installed. Shock knock cure done. Installing Quaife ATB Differential.
 
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