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RE: full-time awd????

please explain to the list scott how an awd system with a centre diff
followed by a vc can be "full time awd"?

perhaps you could start by describing how a vc can distribute torque in the
absence of slip?

you should remember that a epcyclic diff with a fixed torque split will have
no effect until the vc starts to lock.

in breathless anticipation.

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q
'88 mb 2.3-16

ps: anyone who wants to get up to speed on how a vc works should start with
the definitive vc sae paper "a viscous coupling in the drive train of an awd
vehicle" sae #860386.

-----Original Message-----

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 10:28:32 EDT
From: QSHIPQ@aol.com
Subject: RE:RE: Marketing misconceptions

Dave E writes:
>i passed a mitsibushi evo today and there, emblasoned in the rear window
>the script "full time awd".  nope, not by the standards we're using here.
>where is the marketing?

Incorrect, sir.
Dave, you seem to be missing some information in your vast collection of
'white paper'.  For understanding of the mitsu system, you need to do some
research on the character and design of the Viscous Coupling Differential
Lock (Mitsubishi calls it Center differential and Viscous Couple AWD).  In
deference to the "marketing" of the haldex, this is full time awd system.
Mitsubishi actually published a guide to the concept of part time vs full
time awd, including the competitions versions.