LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL AS A WINTER DRIVING TRACTION AID

THE CONVENTIONAL DIFFERENTIAL DIVIDES THE DRIVING FORCE EQUALLY TO BOTH REAR WHEELS. THE TOTAL DRIVING FORCE IS LIMITED BY THE WHEEL THAT HAS THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TRACTION. THEREFORE, IF ONE WHEEL IS ON ICE, SNOW OR MUD. IT WILL SPIN AND THE DRIVING FORCE IS LOST. LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIALS DIRECT MORE OF THE DRIVING FORCE TO THE WHEEL WITH BETTER LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIALS AND STUDDED TIRES ARE COMPLEMENTARY TO ONE ANOTHER. STUDDED TIRES INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF TRACTION AVAILABLE, AND LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIALS ENABLE VEHICLES TO USE MORE OF THE TRACTION THAT IS AVAILABLE. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL IS GENERALLY INDEPENDENT OF THE DRIVER. IT DOES ITS JOB AUTOMATICALLY SO THAT NO SPECIAL ACTION IS REQUIRED EXCEPT REASONABLE CARE NOT TO ABUSE IT. (AUTHOR)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 34-37
  • Monograph Title: Winter driving traction aids
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022630
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM