Questions tagged [differential]

A planetary gear train which sits between the engine and driven wheels to allow them (driven wheels) to spin at different relative speeds with each other to account for varying paths taken (varying surface, turning etc.)

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Why don't FWD cars have rear differentials?

This confuses me. The point of a differential is to make it so the wheels don't slip when one needs to be turning faster than the other, such as during turns. So if the rear wheels are directly ...
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BMW e83/2008 X3 rear wheels skidding at low speed turns

After replacing worn gear in transfer case actuator servo motor, I noticed that rear wheels appear to be skidding on dry surface when I try to brake or accelerate at low speeds with steering wheel ...
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Lexus RCF - Torque Vectoring Differential, How Does it Work?

I was reading about the Lexus RCF and how it has a torque vectoring differential and how this differential has the ability to put more torque on the outer turning wheels rather than on the inside ...
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Can wrong size tire on both sides damage the differential

I mounted some tires to use as a burners to do some sliding so I don't burn my dailyes the car is a 93 Miata which is a RWD. The tires I mounted on the back are both from a civic but the tire size is ...