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Re: lesson in differentials, please... (archive)

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Posted by m.kotwick on September 13, 1999 at 10:24:35:

In Reply to: lesson in differentials, please... posted by RM on September 11, 1999 at 21:09:54:


While it's settled that you and almost everyone else has an open differential, I think that the reason both tires broke loose is that the '02 is outfitted with an independent rear suspension system. With those vehicles fitted with solid rear axles, torque transmitted through the driveline will tend to unload one or the other tire. With a fixed differential casing and IRS, this is less of a problem on '02's and models outfitted similiarly. My guess. Flamesuit donned.

M. Kotwick

'74 '02 Malaga.

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