What is axle?

axle shaft

[box style=”0″]Glossary “axle shaft” Definition:
Alloy steel shaft that transfers torque from the differential side gears to the drive wheels. This shaft also supports vehicle weight on most passenger cars.[/box]

axle shaft tubes

[box style=”0″]Glossary “axle shaft tubes” Definition:
Tubes attached to the axle housing center section to surround the axle shaft and bearing. Rear suspension springs generally attach to the axle tubes to support the vehicles weight.[/box]

axle tramp

[box style=”0″]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.[/box]

axle hop

[box style=”0″]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.[/box]

axle ratio

[box style=”0″]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.[/box]