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Old 10-09-2011
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How does a differential work?

I was watching the show How It's Made on Youtube, and this video was in the sidebar. I already understand how a differential works, but I know that it can be a pretty confusing thing to wrap your mind around sometimes. This is by far the best explanation/demonstration video I've ever seen, and hopefully someone can make use of it here. I wish I had seen when I was trying to figure it out, spending hours just staring at a differential trying to piece together how any why everything is there.



Skip to about 2.5 minutes if you don't wanna watch the motorcycle crap.
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Cool video! Explains the basics very well.
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Very informational video. Good stuff.

Differentials confused me when I first purchased my ranger, but its actually pretty simple.

Thanks for the post!!
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Great vid! Now I actually know how it all works. So I can make it better!

However, I think this one is just as good!

http://youtu.be/QqTToQcb-5c
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thanks for sharing that. I never understood how it worked, until now.
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Great vid! Now I actually know how it all works. So I can make it better!

However, I think this one is just as good!

http://youtu.be/QqTToQcb-5c
Yeah but everyone understands modial interaction of magnetoreluctance and capacitive directance, especially when there's panendermic semi-boloid slots in the stator. Differentials are far more complex haha
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Cool video!
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