JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
7/28/20 12:07 p.m.
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All gear-driven, torque-biasing differentials work under the same principles, but the Wavetrac adds a couple of features that address one of the inherent weaknesses in this kind of a system.

First, let’s get through the basic function of a geardriven, torque-biasing differential. It works on…

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GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/28/20 5:46 p.m.

Here's a good video that shows you how a Torsen works, near the end:

This is an infinite torque bias ratio Torsen which means that it can drive a wheel with zero traction to the opposite wheel without anything like a Wavetrac mechanism, but also that it will easily send all of the power to the inside wheel in a corner, which is obviously not something you'd want in a real car.

WonkoTheSane (Forum Supporter)
WonkoTheSane (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/28/20 8:34 p.m.

This is great video showing how a Torsen works:

 

Here's their video on a clutch type lsd, for those interested:

 

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