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Old 03-09-2003, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default One Ways, Diffs, and everything in between

Hey guys. I am confused on this topic. First I hear about people using tightened diff's. What handling affects does it have? Any Negative's?

What happens if you run a one way in the front, tightened in teh back, and all sorts of these combo's you can make?

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Here's my experiences, they may be different for different cars, tracks, driving styles, level of grip, etc. but here you go:

Car #1: RC Lab 7even 6.0. This is my asphalt car, it has a one-way diff in the front and a medium-tight ball diff in the back. This car gives both excellent turn-in and exit steering, but does take a certain amount of skill to drive it correctly. When done properly, I believe this is the fastest combo.

Car #2: AE FTTC3. This is my carpet racing car, it has a locked diff (also called a spool) in front and a medium-tight ball diff in back. This car has much less turn-in steering, making it more controllable and predictible than the one way (but wastes more speed) and feels exactly the same as a one way exiting the corner.

Car #3: Losi street weapon, my backup car. This car has a middle one way pulley. The one-way pulley gives slightly more turn-in, but feels exactly the same as a traditional dual-diff car on exit. This isn't the best configuration for any car I believe, because you still have some (although very minimal) slippage on the front diff unlike the spool and one-way diff on my other cars, which allow you to "shoot" out of corners because of the level of grip they provide.

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Thnx that answered a lot of my question. Appreciated...

When would someone consider it time for a oneway? Would a track like socal like oneways?
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SoCal is asphalt, right? If you're turning consistent laptimes and aren't hitting much, I'd give a one-way a try.
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One-ways are best suited for tracks with a decent amount of grip.

The one-way pulley are good for turning in. A one-way diff are good for both going in and out of corners. A one-way pulley are a little easier to drive with, than a one-way diff.

They take some time to learn to drive with, but once learned, you'll be faster. At my opinion this is the single hop-op, with most value for money.
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