Getting round the spool diff understeer

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Scootin159
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Re: Getting round the spool diff understeer

Post by Scootin159 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:50 pm

roon wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:38 am
-If the inside rear wheel could alter its camber drastically when needed, its tire contact patch would reduce, reducing it's available traction & influence. I'm thinking of something like a variable length control arm or moveable attachment point. Actuated by compression of the outside suspension members, or via a second rack-and-pinion attached to your steering. Turning the wheel counter-clockwise would pull in the upper rear control arm on the driver's left side, and vise versa, for example.
Don't forget, the whole 'advantage' of a spool diff is that it's lighter and simpler. If the 'solution' to make it work is more complex than a proper rear diff, then the real solution becomes buying a proper rear diff.