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Old 01-10-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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how many toresns should be used in a buggy?


where one above give the best performance?
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Old 01-11-2006, 12:03 PM   #2
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you can put torsens in any spot on a buggy. They work the best in the front, then center, then rear.
Very rare is it you see a buggy with 3. They work best in the front, but be advised if you run on a rough, tight, and technical track that gets more and more inconsistant as the day goes on, the car will handle worse.

Torsens work best on a smooth, FLOWING track that stays the same all day long.
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Can someone explain how a torsen diff works?
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They're a torque-splitting diff, they divide the power between the drive wheels. The one with the most traction, gets the most power.

It's basically a worm gear, a worm can turn a ring gear, but the ring gear can't turn the worm gear. Think of it like a one-way diff, except that it's not an all-or-nothing deal. In a one-way, all the power goes to the outside tire and the inside just goes along for the ride. In a Torsen, for example, you can have 70% go to the ouside and 30% to the inside.

In big cars, they're pretty much the best setup for road racing, very smooth power application and very reliable.
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