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Re: torsens in factory racing quattros

no dave, the new s4 has a static ratio of 54:46 r:f  it's still a torsen....

the static ratio is obtained by the design on the invex gears, and the use of
thrust washers on the side gears....

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q
>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 09:26:22 -0700
>From: "Lawson, Dave" <dlawson@ball.com>
>Subject: Re: torsens in factory racing quattros
>You basically miss the point, a torsen by design is a "torque sensing"
>differential which distributes torque to the axle where it sees a slower
>rotation. By design it is not capable of a static(unchanging) fixed
>split (unless it was set for
>50/50). It is designed with a limit as to how much it can change which
>in the audi street cars is 78/22 and 22/78. So if you chose to believe
>that they had a 60/40(or pick any set of numbers) fixed split in a
>center differential, I would put money on a couple pitchers of beer that
>it sure wasn't a torsen. 
>Dave Lawson