[torsen] Re: Torsen differential
Eric Fletcher S.O.C.
steadi at attbi.com
Sun Nov 17 15:30:03 EST 2002
But Dave since when did he ever let a fact get in the way of him?
Some things never change.
Former Pro Racer
Abt K04 Turbo Conversion
Full RS4 Intake
RS4 Flywheel/Clutch and Pressure plate
Abt Z6 18x8 Wheels
and all sorts of other toys...
On 11/17/02 0:59, "Dave.Eaton" <Dave.Eaton at clear.net.nz> wrote:
> the audi torsen can't handle high torque applications? it handles the rs6,
> the largest torque application audi has, ditto the w12 in the old a8...
> haldex? this is the name of a company, not a differential. haldex makes a
> range of (mainly truck-based) equipment - brakes, abs systems, hydraulic
> systems etc.
> haldex also makes an awd differential, called the lsc. interested to
> understand how audi could have installed it in "full-time awd" mode?
> certainly the jeep application you mention is the same lsc unit, in the same
> application as audi use. nvg started using their haldex lsc-based unit for
> jeep at about the same time as it debuted in vwag applications. you can't
> call it full-time awd in one, and not the other - because it isn't.
> there is no doubt that an electronically controlled lock-up clutch (which is
> what the haldex lsc is), it the future of awd systems - cheap, and fully
> controllable. "torque levels virtually limitless" makes no sense. the
> haldex lsc has an overload protection valve - but is not operational at that
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