Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Seddons Corner, Manitoba, Canada
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a simple way of explaning axle wrap is. when power is applied to the drivetrain, the tires will have a certain amount of traction before they spin. during this time the tires try to propel the truck in the forward direction they apply an equall but opposite force on the rear end. If you stand beside the truck. The tires try to turn in a counterclockwise rotation and force the rearend in a clockwise rotation. Because the leaf springs that attach the axle to the truck are springs, they allow a certain amount of WRAP or twist. The problem with this is when the tires lose traction (spin) the axle wrap twists back to original position and then the tires regain traction and the wrap begins again. This process of traction, slip, traction, slip is usually what causes axle hop and severe loading of components. hope this description helps.
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