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re: torsens

At 12:20 PM 2/23/98 -0800, eliot wrote:
>just to clarify a few things:
>a locked center diff is every bit torque distributing as a torsen, except
>that ratios can range from 50/50 to 100/0 and 0/100.
>if you are travelling in a perfect straight line with equal traction
>on all 4 wheels, torque is split 50/50 with a locked center diff.

Doesn't the actual torque split depend on the gearing of the center diff?

>if you put one axle on a dolly, the locked center diff will redistribute
>torque 100/0 to the axle that is not on the dolly.

Actually, with a locked center diff, the wheels are forced to turn at the
same speed.  If you  put one axle on a dolly and hit the gas, you will
send the dolly flying!  --  Don't try it.
Paul A. Hausman                <paul@lion.com>
Lion Technology Inc., Lafayette, NJ, 07848 USA