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RE: audi model plans (s3 etc.)
one of the issues which the haldex was designed to cope with is, as i
understand it, a mounting on the rear diff, which is ideal for use with
a tranverse engine location (a3, tt, s3 etc). obviously, this is the
1st time audi have done this, and the time to move on from the
(tranverse) vw synchro system, has come.
i'm also pretty sure that the haldex "computer controlled system"
doesn't do anything particularly special such as an active diff would,
like monitor steering angles, vehicle speed etc. it does electronically
what the torsen and vc does mechanically, i.e. monitor axle (wheel)
speed differences and apportion torque accordingly. the advantage is in
being able to get the individual wheel speeds (which the latest quattro
system uses to trigger edl).
also, continued rumours about the s6 using multiple clutch packs...
On Friday, August 21, 1998 5:48 AM, MSV96@aol.com [SMTP:MSV96@aol.com]
> In a message dated 8/20/98 Eaton Dave <email@example.com>
> << drivetrain: haldex developed and based awd system. fully variable
> split (tors*en thread alert) front to rear. >>
> Not exactly a Tor$en though since that center diff is a cumputer
> clutch pack design from what I have read about it thus far ;-)
> Mike Veglia
> 87 5kcstq (the "classic look" as Alex Zanardi says ;-)...)