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RE: Torsen Test
The 'Torsen Test' was very interesting! I've always wondered about this..... Sounds like a good argument for the good ol' 100% lockables. The front tires in the air might even approximate the behaviour that one would see with the front tires on smooth wet ice - virtually no traction and insufficient torque for the Torsen center diff to work. With the 100% locked center and rear diffs you have an *absolutely guaranteed* delivery of torque to a minimum of three wheels - no ifs, and or butts, you are going to have to spin a minumum of three wheels before you can git stuck. That's why these cars can blast past all those '4X4' trucks - they only really have 2WD unless they have locking rear and/or front diffs - and most do not.