|Re: Q for the Torsen folks
|| 2003-10-29 01:38:00 <Hunt M>
|ok cool thanks for all that|
but as for the burnouts go i do do 2 wheel ones, i'll show you one day ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart" <email@example.com>
To: "Supra Club of NZ Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 1:01 AM
Subject: [sconz] Re: Q for the Torsen folks
> On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 23:43, you wrote:
> > Whilst on the topics of diffs, can the clutches in an LSD be adjusted?
> > had new ones put it as well as other stuff done to it but it is way too
> > tight....almost locked....you can spin one wheel but not the other by
> > but as soon as you put any load on it while driving i have yet to go
> > a tight corner and NOT hear the inside wheel churn up the tarmac, and do
> > burnout (at meremere of course) and have only one wheel go.
> > I'm NOT complaining about the burnouts at all but it will be chewing up
> > tires more than need be with everyday driving....
> you are spinning only one wheel with a burnout with a hard LSD? if so
> something is VERY wrong - that should not be possible!
> yes, LSD's are adjustable - it's done with different thickness packing
> inside, and you may need to move to smaller ones - never tried it myself
> cannot give any details.
> The ways the different diffs act in basic language:
> Open (standard) diff - all power goes to which ever wheel can use it
> so if one is slipping it soon takes all power, therefore no traction.
> Locked (welded, stuffed, whatever) diff - both wheels are locked to always
> turn the same rate - perfect 50/50 power distribution, but cornering
> VERY optional - not usable for anything but straight line drag racing -
> a 'locker' diff, where you can manually lock/unlock.
> LSD - uses clutch packs to move between open and locked diff - basically
> faster the speed difference between the two wheels the tighter the
> pack, and the closer it becomes to a locked diff - too tight and cornering
> bad, to loose and acts like an open diff.
> Torsen - a smart diff ;) (no! really!) if one wheel starts spinning faster
> proportion of it's power is transfered to the other wheel based on the
> of force required to make it spin. - a search on the net will tell you all
> about it.
> Torsen is great for 'sport' type traction, but not quite so good for
> type traction (like ice and mud) where a well adjusted LSD is better (and
> adjustable locker diff is best)
> Stuart W.
> Supra Club of New Zealand