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Old 09-28-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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T-lok question

Ok i've read on this site that the t-lok will help my car accelerate but i'm curious of how that works. Let's say i have 170 HP at the wheels, if i get the t-lok won't that power have to be shared between the two rear wheels? In my mind i'm thinking i'll lose power because both wheels are pushing the car, but maybe someone can explain it better for me.
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Re: T-lok question

By having two wheels pushing the car, there is less chance of wheel slip, making for better traction. Whichs turns out quicker acceleration.
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Re: T-lok question

it's all about the traction...not putting out more power...if you launch and the tires don't stick, only one wheel will spin with an open differential, if you launch with a closed differential, both wheels will spin meaning you will have much better traction
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Re: T-lok question

yes...

at the track i'd sometimes spin all through 3rd and on only one wheel..so it sucked. fishtail off the line
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Re: T-lok question

ok thanks. maybe when my car gets some more torque i'll have to worry about traction. haha.
so it's mainly benneficial on the track? would having both wheels turn affect mpg directly?
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Re: T-lok question

all it does is puts the power to both wheels, giving you better grip, has no effect on gas mileage
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Re: T-lok question

ok but i still can't get the idea out of my head that it takes more energy to move two wheels then it does to move one, but whatever i'll shut up now and stop thinking 2 much.
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Re: T-lok question

it doesn't take any more power, the driveshaft still turns at the same speed, the ring and pinion still turn at the same speed. theres just little clutches that trasmit the power from one wheel to both when there is slipping in the one wheel. so most of the time you are driving with the power to the one wheel and when that wheel starts to slip the tlok transmits the power to both of the wheels.
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Re: T-lok question

Yes, only one tire is still the drive tire, just when the car feels slipping, power is applied to both in an effort to regain traction and keep the car straight.

It can make you considerably quicker at the track and a really good butt dyno mod.
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Re: T-lok question

The inside of our diferentials has many little gears that route power to the drive wheel and from there to the "dummy" wheel. A good bit of power is lost in all that gear travel, therefore, a T-lok basicaly cleans all that out by directing all the available power to both wheels rather than losing some through going to the drive wheel back through the differential and to the other wheel.
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