doesnt it limit the amount of power flowing to each individual wheel based on traction? (or lack thereof)
kids, dont try this at home and make sure you have your parent's permission! we dont want any of you to grind your little fingers off!achieftain said:You can prove this to yourself by putting a car with normal diff (or a tractor) up on jackstands, manually rotate input shaft to diff, hold one wheel stopped and the other one rotates.
Notice I said manually. Never ever do this with key even in same room as ignition. I'm sure there is a web site somewhere with a video demonstration of the differential effect so that we don't have to use real cars.swatthefly said:kids, dont try this at home and make sure you have your parent's permission! we dont want any of you to grind your little fingers off!
i could see that happening, conditions permitting. but do you think they would have the parking brake hooked up to the transmission? i would assume that they would hook it up to the rear discs. why would they (or anyone else) opt for the tranny?achieftain said:One interesting tidbit related not to this vehicle but to vehicles of the past. A rear wheel drive vehicle that has its parking brake on the transmission output shaft instead of the brake drums will - if conditions are right, when parked on an icy grade, can lose traction on one wheel and start to roll away all by itself.
This is old - old technology I was relating, specifically a 1958 Dodge truck, but other vehicles of similar vintage were set up the same way, a small external drum (pad wraps around drum and tightened by hand lever engagement) directly mounted to tailshaft coming out of transmission, before driveshaft. My unproven theory is that because these trucks were available in multiple wheelbase configs and with and without bodies that this was just the way they did things. This was also the days of single master cylinder systems when if one brake line failed you lost all braking.swatthefly said:i could see that happening, conditions permitting. but do you think they would have the parking brake hooked up to the transmission? i would assume that they would hook it up to the rear discs. why would they (or anyone else) opt for the tranny?
That's IF you can get the backe end to break loose. Being a 50/50 balanced car with such wide tires may be more difficult than just stepping on it. And the operation of this LSD is different from the Positraction live rear axles of the 60's and 70's. The L stands for Limited in this case.dnjrboy said:You could jack the car up, but the more fun way to figure out if you have an lsd is to step on it in first and count the black strips.
An LSD would be quite beneficial for getting moving in the winter. I don't know about how it would affect turning.
I,m pretty sure if you did that on the stock cluth you would be buying a new clutch it would be fun though does anyone know what type of lsd they will be using (wet or dry)dnjrboy said:I'm pretty sure that if you rev it up to 4 - 5 k and pop the clutch you will be able to create a 'limited slip' situation tho.