why drive to front or rear wheel is given from a side not exactly from center???? as shown in figure
i have seen lot of cars with this mechanism , why this is so
I would think it was to keep the ring gear centered on the axle. Whereas if the driveshaft were on the center of the axle, the resulting torque on the axle would be offset.
Just an "educated" guess though.........
you are right but wemay adjust it in center by moving our differential right or left as per need but still they get the shaft one side either
It's not for a technical reason. It's so when you drive over an obstacle, you can put that obstacle towards the steering wheel side of your path, and know you're not going to hit your tranny or differential.
Seriously.....so the diff's are offset in an opposite direction on right side driver vehicles?
I don't think that they are.
No, not really. This is a pretty far OT question for this forum. So I thought I'd give a pretty far off answer.
I thought it was because people are bigger now than 50 years ago and it helps balance out the weight difference
And it gives more leg room for the driver.
Yes, I was still waking up I suppose.........
I guess maybe that Ali was modeling something in SW and figured, why not.
I'd like to know which cars he's come across that are like this. I've seen it in tractors and front wheel drives, but not rear wheel. The whole drivetrain is centered from engine to transmission to driveaxle to rear diff. I'm not a complete gear head, but I've never this offset scenario he's mentioned. Maybe the illustrator took some artistic license in the sketch.
I came across that link googling this topic, but ignored it because of it's 4WD off-roading take - and it's a great idea for the serious off-roader. I was looking for a simple 2WD rear drive application. Still don't see where the entire drive train would be offset.
It is mainly used in 4WD for a few reasons, as previously point out, both in regards for techincal reasons (to get around sumps etc) and then to align the rear with the front housing. This helps in a 4WD application when positioning a vehicle on a (rocky or rutted) track It also made it simplier to run PTO's (Power Take Off) driveshaft to the front or rear as well!
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