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Old 12-16-2019, 06:28 PM   #261 (permalink)
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Old 12-16-2019, 07:52 PM   #262 (permalink)
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As far as I know, an AWD Tesla still has an open differential, so basically 2 wheel drive (1 front, 1 rear). Perhaps they can individually brake a slipping wheel to provide traction to the one with most grip?
That's what I was thinking, the problem in this test the front and rear wheel with the most grip is only going to be fractionally more grip than the 2 wheels left undriven. Those undriven wheels still carry weight but provide no traction.
I wonder if this is why there will be a 3 motor Cybertruck. At least it will have the equivalent of a rear locker.
This is also why the Rivian 4 motor is better. You know that tug of war is coming one day, what will the cult think when the lighter Rivian drags the best Cybertruck away?
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As far as I know....
....EVTV have exclusive distribution rights to the Quafie retrofit for the Tesla.
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By space cancer I meant that my family decided that I have the flu.
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Disappointing. I thought it had something to do with the Cosmic Ray Maximum.

Got some time on your hands?
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No, I am really busy napping. I pretty much didn't get up until 7:30pm.
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Please quantify the magnitude of this advantage. The two bumpers are 262 pixels apart in that image and the tow strap only rises 8 pixels. It is simple math. Come on, do it.
It IS an advantage. You can have a lightweight tractor, and attach to tow hitch in the right location - and all the weight of the tow load transfers to the tractor wheels.

All else being equal - the tow hitch points must be the same height IF you want to test the actual towing power.
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My space cancer I meant that my family decided that I have the flu.
Is your family knowledgeable in diagnosing the flu? Most people that think they have it- don't.

Recently I read something disappointing; that the flu vaccine is only about 50% effective at best, and gradually loses efficacy over time. Economists determined it's probably not worth the cost for healthy adults to get it, but only cost effective for children and the elderly, and anyone else at higher risk. I'm required to get it though, and I'd probably get vaccinated even if I wasn't considering it's "free" on my HDHP (high deductible health plan).
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My sister is a nurse practitioner. I am sure that if I told someone that I may have the flu they would say "You should have gotten the flu shot!"

I did.

Now what, are they going to claim that I obviously did it wrong? People really like to say that to me.

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It IS an advantage. You can have a lightweight tractor, and attach to tow hitch in the right location - and all the weight of the tow load transfers to the tractor wheels.

All else being equal - the tow hitch points must be the same height IF you want to test the actual towing power.
Not a test of towing power, a test of dead weight and traction. A towing test would be to hook a max rated trailer up with a big frontal aera and go up a mountain pass to check power, down the other side to check braking, or down a flat piece of interstate to check economy. TFLtruck on u-tube does these tests very fair and consistently for most trucks, I look forward to their test of the Cybertruck in 3 years.

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