Front - Rear Tourque Bias

Brady Moffatt bradym at
Wed Feb 18 13:35:40 EST 2004

Intuitively (and in my case there ain't much when it comes to differential
guts), if you have an open diff with a mechanical locking device (our
beloved lockers, thinking of center diff here) whose natural torque split
under equal traction conditions (all four wheels with same traction) is NOT
50-50, if you lock it, how does it become 50-50? I would think that it would
lock at its natural open torque split ratio. That's why I thought the split
was 50-50 under open conditions too, subject to wheelspin issues of course.

Someone please prove me wrong or explain why I'm right or something!!

Urq, 4kq, Z

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Galinsky [mailto:nokian at]

On the pre Torsen units it was only 50-50 when the center differential
was locked.  Without it locked I thought it was 60-40 biased towards the

Greg Galinsky
G & G Service

Brady Moffatt wrote:

> I thought it was 50-50 on pre-Torsen urqs, 4kqs and 5kqs.
> Cheers,
> Brady
> Urq, 4kq, Z

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