1979-02-01

Front Drive Systems for Four-Wheel Drive Light Trucks 790001

This paper reviews the major components unique to light truck four-wheel drive systems and their effect on vehicle performance. It analyzes the tractive capabilities of four-wheel drive in comparison with front and rear drive under various load, grade, and friction conditions. The effects of different types of inter-axle differentials and the pros and cons of various front suspension and drive systems for 4x4's are also studied.

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