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Old 03-01-2016, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Differential Question Related to Fuel Economy

So, my understanding is if one wheel is easier to rotate than the other then it will rotate that wheel. My question is does having one tire not rotating cause the other to spin at a faster rate than if both were rotating for a given engine RPM?

The reason I am curious is because if this is true then we should be able to remove the CV axle on a front wheel drive car on one side then have the flange the axle mounts to stuck via weld or something to cause the other wheel to spin faster for a given engine RPM.

Perhaps I am not understanding the differential correctly...or maybe this is possible.

Can someone who knows differentials chime in and inform me?

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