Front - Rear Tourque Bias

SuffolkD at SuffolkD at
Wed Feb 18 13:47:47 EST 2004

Sounds like a torsen thread agin..........but: Haldex.
FYI, at a winter driving school, every TT that I sat in when the driver took 
off (straight line) from standing still the car went right (like torque steer) 
first, a la front wheel drive.  To the point that I even asked; "front wheel 
drive?" even though the "Quattro" badget was staring at me from the dash knee 
pad. -Scott by BOSTON

> I recall some Audi literature from pre-Torsen (open center differential)
> days which described Audi all wheel drive as having a 60/40 rear/front
> torque bias.
> That is that normally 60% of the torque was applied to the rears, and only
> 40 % to the front. I understood this to have several advantages in terms of
> handling, and also reducing the likely hood of front loss of traction during
> turns, etc.  Do I remember this correctly? A freind believes I have it 
> backwards (60/40  front/rear).  Also, is this still true with Torsen?  What about 
> Haldex?

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