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Re: All the buzz about Diffy-q's

> differentials reliably split 50% of the torque each way.  all the time.
> even when one side has no traction.  when this happens, the diff will split
> torque based on the tractive force of the *least* tractive output shaft.
> the result, as orin has said, is the acceleration (increased speed) of the
> lifted wheel.

This leads to the interesting fact that as the wheel that has lifted
is accelerating, the other wheels are still getting their 25% of
the engine torque (well, minus that required to accelerate the engine,
flywheel and gears).  Only when engine torque is reduced (rev limiter or
driver lifts his foot) does the torque at all the wheels drop.