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Old 03-10-2009, 02:45 PM   #16
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You won't want a ball diff for an 8th onroad. Definitely a gear diff.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:15 PM   #17
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For drifters, solid axle on rear is a MUST. For the front and center, here are combinations, bu solid axle on rear is fix in all combinations.

As a drifter, I use solid axle on the rear and one-way diff on the front with center direct pulley on my Cyclone. This gives my car an e-brake effect when I hit the brake and the rear start to slide. Here are the combinations and the effects for Cyclone-(all have solid diff on rear)

Letter stands for;
F: Front Diff
R: Rear Diff
CP: Center Pulley
CS: Center Shaft
WD: Wheel Drive

F oneway+CS oneway+CP oneway+R solid= moves forwards 2WD (FWD), moves backwards 4WD, rear slides when you hit the brake but recover easily when you hit the throttle a bit since the car pulls just from front when moving forwards. (Not good for long drift/powerover)

F oneway+CS direct+CP direct+R solid= moves 4wd forwards and backwards, e-brake effect on rear when you hit the brake, tight corners and hairpins are also driftable with this combination. The only downside of this combo is that it is a bit difficult to get used to it and control.

F normal diff+CS oneway+CP oneway+R solid= nearly identical with the above combo but the car is more responsive and controllable.

And for the oneway diff on rear issue; I haven't tried it yet, but I am thinking of trying. According to what I think, if oneway diff is placed on rear and normal diff on front, you will have NO brake on the rear. the brake will affect only front.

But if you reverse the oneway diff and put it on the rear, this will give you somehow solid axle effect I think. Just imagine now: normally when you hit the throtle, oneway diff begins to pull forwards, when you hit the brake, the diff stops but the whells go on turning forwards and when you move backwards, the oneway diff moves backwards but while the oneway diff spinning backwards, if you try to spin the wheels forwards by your hands , you can spin. just reverse the schemata now. If you reverse the oneway diff and place it on rear, it will act as if it is placed on the front. Same oneway behaving but it is on the rear and effect is really unidentifiable Anyway, no need to make it more complex

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