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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Some Thoughts on Raptor 4WD System
It seems everyone in the car industry and its observers think they know what other people and places should buy. So, here we are desperately hoping for a 4WD system that is Rear Wheel Drive biased - a natural progression from the basic 2WD Falcon platform.
However, if Raptor is to succeed in export markets, a FWD bias would almost certainly be a necessity (talk to the Americans over here and they all say they prefer FWD :oo1: )
So, it will be interesting to see how this plays out. It is not necessarily an easy thing to do (the two configurations).
- two different configs of center diff/viscous coupling/or whatever
- different final drive ratios in front or rear axle (using a numerically slightly different final drive at each end causes a bias in torque distribution)
I guess that's why there's smart people working in product development!
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