Traction Differential T-3 (Type
3 or Type C)
TYPE 3 TRACTION DIFFERENTIAL
new generation T-3 Traction Differential are ideally suited for
center applications, dividing torque front to rear in
all-wheel drive vehicles. Similar to the T-2
parallel axis differential, the T-3 uses helical planetary gears which pilot
on their outside diameter. The T-3, however, uses an extremely compact
planetary gear configuration capable of nominal torque splits other than
50/50. The planetary nature of the design
allows for a forward or rearward biased torque split.
Unlike conventional speed sensing,
limited-slip differentials, TORSEN T-3 is a full-time torque-sensing, torque biasing
system. Torque and differentiation are continuously managed between the
front and rear axles
and biased instantaneously according to variable road conditions,
automatically shifting the power to the wheel with the most traction before
any wheel slip can occur. There are no
clutches or preload to worry about, in fact, the TORSEN T-3's patented
helical planetary gearing
system is designed to perform for the life of the vehicle.
TORSEN T-3 Traction Differentials are available with a
locking capability range of 20-30% and a nominal split
from 65:35 and 35:65, front to rear. The T-3 can be designed to fit
most transmissions or transaxles with no modifications required. In
addition, it is fully compatible with ABS, Traction Control Systems, and
Stability Control Systems, providing the ultimate traction management
The TORSEN T-3 is an advanced,
multi-function traction system providing continuous, uninterrupted torque output,
splitting, biasing, and differentiation in one integral unit. It is always active,
responding instantly to torque feedback from variable driving conditions.
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE The
TORSEN T-3's capability to immediately respond to variable driving conditions not only
provides better traction, it also enhances the general performance of a vehicle.
There is a marked improvement in total tractive effort as compared to open or
speed-sensing center differential equipped vehicles. In addition, the exceptional efficiency
of the T-3 allows the engine's torque to be used more effectively, delivering more
horsepower to the road. The combined improvement in traction and the augmented power
results in a nimble yet sure-footed vehicle that provides better handling, increased
acceleration and an improved margin of safety.
(FRICTION INTERFACE SURFACES)
Side Gear Thrust to Housing
Planet Gear Separation to Planet
Planet Gear Thrust to Planet
Helical Tooth Mesh
today's modern all-wheel drive vehicles, the TORSEN T-3 Traction
Differential is also suited for any application where a planetary
differential is desired. TORSEN T-3 advantages include helical
planetary gear design allowing front or rear biased asymmetrical torque
splits under normal conditions. In addition, the number of planet
gears can be increased or decreased, based upon system strength
HARD-TO-PACKAGE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEMS The new generation TORSEN T-3
Traction Differential provides efficient torque
splitting, biasing, and differentiation for improved
vehicle performance. It is specifically
engineered for hard to package
all-wheel drive trains and is compatible with all automatic transmission
fluids. The unique (patent pending) Twin Differential configuration
makes the TORSEN T-3 especially well suited for front wheel drive based
applications that relied on external-mounted torque-on-demand couplings to
drive the rear axle. The Twin Differential offers the most compact
all-wheel drive package with the greatest strength, while providing all the
traction benefits of a TORSEN differential. With the TORSEN T-3,
the vehicle has true all-wheel drive, driving all the
wheels all the time. This can provide optimal traction management and
deliver more power to the wheels, resulting in improved vehicle stability,
handling, and performance.
TORSEN T-3 IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL
SPLIT AND LOCKING AFFECT REQUIREMENTS
JTEKT Torsen North America, Inc. will custom design, engineer, test, and manufacture the TORSEN T-3
Traction Differential to meet your specific torque
split and locking affect requirements.
Advanced TORSEN T-3 technology is a
perfect match for applications with ABS, Traction Control,
and stability control/vehicle dynamics systems, providing the ultimate
traction control platforms for your vehicle.
was last updated 04/19/2004..
This webpage does not constitute an offer to
sell. Specifications and other data subject to change without notice.