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Re: Subject: Re: A grand opening in the Diffy-q's

>  Open diffs allow torque to shift to the
> point of least resistance (least traction when driving).

ok, time for the definition of torque to get argued about, right?

as I understand it, torque is power divided by rpm.  a spinning wheel
(in the air, on ice, etc.) has high rpm and very low power associated
with it hence it "receives" almost no torque. 

the open diff limits the amount of torque that can be transferred
through the system in a low traction situation.  which is why you lock
the diff(s) under low traction, to get some torque and produce some

Am I close?

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT