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Re:Not the way I remember autoshop class (archive)

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Posted by Michael C on September 30, 1998 at 12:25:22:

In Reply to: You probably have a 1.9 posted by Gary on September 30, 1998 at 01:15:09:

I remember ( no expert here ) that a standard rearend the Torque will go to both sides equal,
unless one has less friction on it, then it gets the most turns. The reason is bacause in a turn the outside requires more turns to get there.

The problem is some times one wheel has little or no tension on it ( ice would be an example )
the the other side get no juice and the slick one get all of it.

The reason for limited slip would be to limit the amount of spin one tire might do.

I don't see how not having limited slip would cause tire wear, I would expect almost the oppsite to occur.

But I will admit, I am no expert.

: I don't think the 1.9's have limited slip diffs.
: On cars w/o limited slip diffs when you nail it the torque reaction unloads the right rear tire and it does most of the spinning.

: Classic hot rodder scenario, right rear tire goes first.
: Usually alighnment probs will cause inside or outside of tire to wear faster, not right or left tire.
: It's very common on independent rears to have the tires tilted in at the top, causing the insides to wear faster.
: If you push it hard around corners a lot usually the outside of the front and rear tires will wear faster.

: Gary

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