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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 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.

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.