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RE: a yaw'ning chasm....
errr, if a diff doesn't transfer torque what does?
i'm a little confused here. yesterday you stated that "And if anybody
figures out how a 'locked' diff can transfer torque, please be sure to drop
me a note", and now you're saying that "A locked center diff merely causes
the front and rear driveshafts to rotate at the same speed and has no
control over the distribution of the engine's torque" thereby obviously
implying that with a locked centre, torque *is* shifted around.
so what are you actually saying?
'61 mb fintail
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 17:18:32 EDT
Subject: Re: a yaw'ning chasm....
> I suspect in this, and in many other of these discussions, you are
> confusing the concepts of force and power.
The point I was making was semantic in that the diff, by itself, can't shift
anything ... you must factor traction available at both ends of the car into
the equation, as you point out, before discussing any transfers of torque.
locked center diff merely causes the front and rear driveshafts to rotate at
the same speed and has no control over the distribution of the engine's