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Re: quattro question
On Thu, 17 Nov 1994 email@example.com wrote:
> I understand that quattro system will reduce power to wheels
>that are slipping and
> apply power to those that have the best grip , correct?
>So it seems one must keep
> a steady foot on the gas in order for this to occur, right?
> what would happen if: I was driving downhill in very slick/icy
> conditions and there was a curve ahead.
>If I took off my foot from the gas, to
> negotiate the curve, would the benefits of quattro be realized?
yes, in terms on 4 wheeled engine braking.
> How would quattro know how to re-destribute power to the most grippy wheels?
> Or would it slow down the wheels with the least grip?
the torsen differential is a purely mechanical device. very clever,
but purely mechanical. explaining its workings in ascii is impossible.