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Old 12-15-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default How diffs really work.......

By far the best tutorial ever on how diffs really work. All of us know what they do but most dont know how they do it. Ancient footage but the concept remains the same.

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Old 12-15-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:53 AM   #3
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I love these old videos.

This should be a sticky.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:01 AM   #4
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That was a great old school video, Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #5
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Jason Britton doesn't have anything on those gents on the Harleys.

Great tutorial!

Thank you Chevrolet.
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wow great old vid. I didnt know it was that easy. i always wondered how it worked. At first with the 2 min of motor cylce stunts i was losted and confused but by the end i was at home. Great stuff.
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Very cool video. Love those old movies.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:38 PM   #8
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Thats great info,thanks!
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Thanks for the video, it's really cool but i have some questions...

so a diff makes a car go through a turn easier.

what then is the theory behind a front spool (in touring or 1/10th ep buggies) or rear spool (in 1/8th gp onroad)?

doesn't that mean the tires will 'scrub' or 'slide'? wouldn't it be better then to have a diff or one-way?

I especially dunt understand the rear spool/front one-way setup in a 1/8th gp onroad car...

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If I can remember from my on-road nitro days. One-way diffs; in corners applies
power to the out-side front wheel (which has the most traction) front only
because no brakes! 1/8th nitro on-road had like a solid rear maybe (spool) axle; brakes, they did alot of sliding around in corners but warp-drive in straits. It's
about maximum traction. Off-road grear diffs applies power to the wheel with
less traction.
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great video, thanks for sharing!!!
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