Originally posted by rbgti
I've never used any of them...can someone tell me what kind of handling changes will occur if I switch to a solid rear axle and a front one way?
I've read that the transfer of energy to the ground is much better (less energy lost due to the internal gears of a diff), but there is the problem of the inside rear wheel spinning too fast during a turn....
What can I expect? What kind of a driving style is required and is it harder to drive? What kinds of suspension set up changes are required..?
I see all the 1/8scale cars are set up like this, and I like the thought of not worrying about diff oil rebuilding diffs all the time.
So if anyone can enlighten me before I make the purchases for this type of set up.
1/. very good straight line stablility
2/. very good on throttle steering. car understeer on slow speed corner if you let go throttle.
3/. you can use hard brake with the rear solid axle even with a front oneway.
4/. very efficient on power transmission.
5/. lighter drive tran.
6/. you need a body with great rear down force to compliment the setup. i.e. Lola
7/. best to run this setup on a medium to high traction track
8/. rear tire wear pretty fast on rear solid axle comparing to rear diff.
9/. shorter run time as you have more on-throttle time.
10/. yes, you need to change your driving style to make you fast.
11/. it is kinda give and take if you to decide what to use on a race day. diff or solid rear axle but racers here stick with rear diff to save pit time and obtain better tire wear.
12/. no doubt it is very fun to drive with this setup.