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Re: Physics is....

>Quite true, it is not a binary switch, what you say is absolutely
>correct _if the shafts are turning at the same speed_.

Ahhhh! (light bulb clicks) The third sentence of 5.2 finally hits 
home for me.

>I said 'if there is any speed differential'... for there
>to be a speed differential, all the friction surfaces must in
>the torsen must be slipping, therefore all frictional forces must
>be at their maximums, therefore torque split is at the maximum.

>Torsen resists one shaft turning faster than the other
>up to its maximum torque split, at which point, one shaft
>will start turning faster, with max torque still going to the
>slower shaft.

Now I see what's really going on in there. I was thinking dynamic 
friction rather than static. I need to go back and rethink some of 
my previous statements. Thanks for showing me the light, Orin!
I apologize for my errors.

Eric Renneisen
'90 CQ 20V  -  my 'racing-iron'  ;^)
Chattanooga, TN