belt vs shaft


Old 07-09-2007, 06:30 AM
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hi all,
from what i've gathered, all the top/fast cars are belt-driven, why is this so?

somebody told me that a 'over-powerful engine' will stripped the differential gears of the shaft cars, true?

pls pardon my ignorance.
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:18 AM
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Science -- it's just the way it is

It depends on how powerful the engine is and how strong the diff is in that particular vehicle
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:45 AM
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belt drive cars are much better to drive they handle better and the powerband is smoother shaft cars are a pain in the a$$ to drive
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:57 PM
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The simple answer: The current "race" cars have all the advantages the TC3 had (mainly being smooth rolling) with none of the weaknesses (ie blown diffs, being fragile)
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