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Re: Wheelspin

>>Thus my point - "slip" IS NOT THE SAME AS "wheelspin".  It should be clear
>>from these quotes (from an 890 page SAE publication no less) that
>>maximum tractive force occurs at ~0.10 to 0.15 "slip ratio", but falls
>>off dramatically with the onset of "wheelspin."
>Is the tire turning faster than Road speed? Yes it is, and that my friend
>IS Spin......... And I have made it clear that you need to keep the tire
>at a delta V of 10% for max traction otherwise it goes up in smoke....
>Looks like it's time to go back to class Jeremy.....
>Eric Fletcher

This somewhat heated, dynamic and highly educational exchange seems to
exhibit all the classic signs of VIOLENT AGREEMENT.  I'd say if we're down
to the definition of "spin", we've pretty well flogged it.  Course, we may
not have uncovered everything ...

Richard Funnell,
San Jose, California
'83 urQ
'87 560 SL