# What is differential Good For?

## What is differential Good For?

A differential works with the transmission to deliver power from the engine to the axle that turns the wheels. It also helps your vehicle turn properly. In order for your vehicle to turn, the outside wheels must turn faster than the inside wheels.

### Does pinion depth effect backlash?

Increasing pinion depth also decreases backlash and moves drive pattern slightly towards toe, and coast pattern slightly towards the heel. Decreasing pinion depth also increases backlash and moves the drive pattern slightly towards the heel, and the coast pattern slightly towards the toe.

What can cause excessive backlash in a differential?

The pinion gear is supported by two bearings, whose pre-loads are established by a crushable spacer between them. When a differential is set up this spacer is crushed by tightening the pinion nut; if the spacer is crushed too much, you get excessive backlash.

Whats a diff lock do?

By engaging the diff-lock, whether it be factory standard or fitted after-market, the diff is “locked” and begins to drive both wheels evenly. This allows not only the wheel without traction to continue to spin in the hope of gaining traction, but more importantly, begins to drive the well-grounded wheel.

Preload is the static load across the differential, this a base level of resistance between the two wheels. It is determined by measuring the torque taken to turn one output shaft whilst the other is still stationary.

### What are the differentials given f (x) and f (x)?

Note that if we are just given f (x) f ( x) then the differentials are df d f and dx d x and we compute them in the same manner. Let’s compute a couple of differentials.

What does a differential do for a car?

A differential helps prevent these issues by allowing each of your vehicle’s driven wheels to spin at a different speed. Check out these common problems with differentials, along with the serious consequences that can result if they’re left unaddressed.

What are dy d y and DX D X differentials?

We will also look at an application of this new notation. Given a function y = f (x) y = f ( x) we call dy d y and dx d x differentials and the relationship between them is given by, Note that if we are just given f (x) f ( x) then the differentials are df d f and dx d x and we compute them in the same manner.

## Is a compromised differential affecting your safety?

Many common problems with differentials can snowball into major headaches if you don’t deal with them in a timely manner. More importantly, a compromised differential can negatively impact your safety when you’re behind the wheel by making it difficult to turn.