Originally posted by Pyramid
Without any intention to challange someone elses opinions what so ever..
It comes to my senses that if they requested to use ball diff in front on Reedy Race, would it be because shaft driven cars (AE/Reedy) have more problems running with front oneways? I'm talking about bevel gears and braking problems (that's why Quantum 2 Escs has been developed closely with AE on braking features that would help shaft driven cars).
Just something that I tought... surely a lot of people would have different views.
When using a front one-way, you really cannot use hard brakes without the car snapping around on you.
Although front one-ways can be faster, given this non-brake factor, people would not be able to use their brakes to avoid other cars or accidents, so they would just use other vehicles as brakes, etc, especially in the very first turn on the first lap.
Guys would be taken out completely by another driver who did not/could not use their brakes.
Mike Reedy wanted to avoid this and help avoid mishaps and leave it to the driving ability and equipment, so he did not allowed front one-ways mostly for this reason.
It has nothing to do with shaft/belt or gears.
AE guys run one-ways everywhere else without equipment issuess.
And I believe, most switched to and ran a solid spool over a ball diff. With the spool you have one-way like charateristcs and still have brakes.