[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.

Eric Fletcher 
Former Pro Racer 
Race Instructor 
'00 S4tt 
Abt K04 Turbo Conversion
Full RS4 Intake
RS4 Intercoolers
RS4 Downpipes 
Miltek Exhaust 
RS4 Flywheel/Clutch and Pressure plate
Abt Z6 18x8 Wheels 
Euro Headlights 
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
> point...

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