In Reply to: Paul's right about the spin - re: snow-- posted by MicahO on October 19, 2001 at 08:23:25:
(I guess my post didn't help at all in the end..)
As for HDC, there's what BMW was thinking :
- they got an awesome deal of getting the "technology" (probably co-owners of the patent now) from LR before dumping it to Ford. Now Ford can't quite liberally use it for their own purpose.
- HDC works up to 5mph and that is no speed that can overheat your brakes, even given the steepest and longest ramp. The beauty of the system is that it works so smooth - at such low speeds any excessive braking (engine or mechanic/hydraulic - you know what I mean) inputs disrupt the balance of the vehicle.
I seriously doubt that you could keep a car going down a steep slope at a constant 5 mph.
doesn't know how a LSD presents itself but has one anyway