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2003 VX wagon - which is the drive wheel?

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by dexx, Nov 8, 2018.

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    dexx New Member

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    In most rear wheel drive cars without a limited slip diff, one wheel is more strongly driven than the other. So which side is the drive wheel in a VY wagon?
     
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    I'm thinking about when its bogged. One wheel spins uselessly and the other just sits there. Of course thats where a limited slip diff would be useful.
     
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    ... spot on
     
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    Yes least resistance. Usually the R/H one on cars with an open centred live axle diff (not 100% sure with IRS). Why? Because the torque of the motor actually lift it slightly. Note how the RHR of drag car bodies drop more than the left.
     
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    Sometimes, you can unbog yourself by using some handbrake to apply equal resistance to each wheel.
     
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    So the l/h rear is more likely to spin. Look at agrohq launch, lh front in the air rh rear buried heavy into the tarmac. Looks to me like lh rear has less force over it than rhr.

    My thought always (with live axles) was the one that slips has the shortest axle, since diffs are never truely centred.
     

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