[MR2] On a non turbo MR2 MK2 is the right rear wheel the drive wheel, and
te51levin at fastmail.fm
Thu Apr 1 22:25:21 EDT 2010
Short answer: Don't bother. You're talking about spending several
hundred dollars, to correct a theoretical problem that your car cannot
possibly have, in order to save a few dollars' worth of rubber.
Long answer: You are thinking in terms of the old days, when most
passenger cars were rear wheel drive, with live rear axles, powered by
longitudinally installed engines. Engine torque would tend to lift the
right-rear tire and cause it to spin before the left. That has not been
the norm for several decades, but even then the concern was traction,
not unbalanced tire wear. Both rear wheels are driven on your MR2.
There is really no "drive tire" with even an old front-engined car,
because both wheels are driven, but the problem of engine torque hoiking
the right-side tire away from the pavement does not exist on a vehicle
with a transverse engine like a MR2. If you really do experience
heavier wear to the right side tire on your car, it is most likely due
to accelerating away from intersections while turning right. This will
tend to unload the inside tire (right side, in a right turn) in any
vehicle. Because you turn right far more often than left when you
accelerate away from a stop, you might see more wear on the right tire,
but that is a result of driving style and conditions, not of vehicle
On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 21:46:41 -0400, "Moi Brown" <silver04rav4 at gmail.com>
> On a non turbo MR2 MK2 is the right rear wheel the drive wheel, and is it
> worth it to get an LSD installed in my MK2 to combat the uneven tire wear
> caused by the lack of LSD?
> Moi Brown.
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