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Re: Automotive rear axle

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Posted By<" ">Randy Kimball on September 15, 2002 at 09:04:03:

In Reply to: Automotive rear axle posted byr dhinakaran on September 15, 2002 at 08:06:29:

It reduces the torque load on the prop shaft which
usually has to travel some distance to the
differential, (rear end). Some of the reasoning for
this is traditional and some for early lack of tech.
in metals and flex joints. There are some machines
that have that final reduction at the end or the
drive shafts next to the wheels. There are some
that have the gear changes at the differential and are
called a transaxles. There are differentials with
more than one speed. Two speed differentials are
popular on large trucks because it effectivly
doubles the number of 'speeds' in the transmission.

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