What is axle?

axle tramp

Glossary “axle tramp” Definition:
The tendency of a live axle housing to rotate with the wheels slightly and then snap back during hard acceleration. This action may be repeated several times, creating a loss of traction until the driver releases the accelerator.

axle hop

Glossary “axle hop” Definition:
The tendency of a live axle housing to rotate with the wheels slightly and then snap back during hard acceleration. This action may be repeated several times, creating a loss of traction until the driver releases the accelerator.

axle ratio

Glossary “axle ratio” Definition:
The ratio between the rotational speed (rpm) of the drive shaft and that of the driven wheel; gear reduction through the differential, determined by dividing the number of teeth on the ring gear by the number of teeth on the drive pinion.