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Re: Torsen diff questions...


I've got a technical schematic of the thing, along with an SAE paper 
explaining how it works and what causes the inherent torque bias.  I 
don't know about copying the schematic, but I'd be happy to send you or 
anyone else interested a copy.  All I need is a snail mail address.  

If you're trying to change the torque bias, I think you're out of luck.  
>From what I understand, that is built in to a particular unit because of 
the friction between the gears.  At least that's what the paper says.  
You can get Torsions with different biases though.

'86 VW Quantum GL5
Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Hometown - Reidville, South Carolina, USA

On Thu, 15 Feb 1996 AUDIDUDI@delphi.com wrote:

> Can anyone point me in the direction of a reference book/article that will
> explain the math behind the Torsen-style diff used on my 200tq?  I've been
> scheming a bit and need to know how the torque-distribution ratios are set
> (you know, the front-to-rear torque distribution limits) but haven't found
> anything that explains this.  I checked out the engineering library at ASU
> for SAE papers, among other things, but came up empty handed ... there are
> lots of articles about the topic in general but nothing very detailed.
> Thanks!
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