[torsen] RE: Snow Driving

QSHIPQ at aol.com QSHIPQ at aol.com
Wed Dec 11 09:11:23 EST 2002

In a message dated 12/11/02 4:46:07 AM Central Standard Time, 
Dave.Eaton at clear.net.nz writes:

From: QSHIPQ at aol.com
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 10:37:45 EST

>Ok, I'll chime in here.  For any specifics of lockers, please read my
>Steamboat reports.  Scott, specific to your post, comments inserted.


>>Can't really spin a tire.
>That's because Trg goes down when you do.  Some consider this a good thing.
I don't

>>ahh, "the mystery of the vanishing torque".  author from the windy city.
>>scott, are you about to publish something to disprove newton??? :-)

Mercy Dave, bad wheaties?  I believe that if a wheel spins, Trg is reduced.  
That's torque ring gear.  Doesn't really matter what engine output is.  

>>Next, even without locking the rear diff, its pretty tough to spin a tire.
>The torsen works the same with or without locking the rear diff.

>>really???  your lack of understanding of this simple little device still
>>beggars belief...

The torsen couldn't care if you had a LSD front, LSD rear, EDL front EDL rear 
it reacts to only 1 EFFECT.  Attempted speed differentiation.  As the poster 
listed, he was speaking of a straight line, in which case, the torsen will 
work the same with or without locking the rear diff, as would a locker.

Appreciate you taking the time to read the post Dave.


'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

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