RCV Eliminates Binding

Problem

WIGGLE IN STEERING WHEEL WHEN TURNING TOWARD LOCK

  • As you turn and give it throttle the steering wheel wiggles with a life of its own. Some call it "crow hop". Everyone calls it annoying.

Cause

U-JOINT GEOMETRY CAUSES BINDING

  • When operating at an angle the u-joint causes the speed of the axle shaft alternately increase and decrease four times every revolution
  • As the steering wheel is turned the operating angle of the joint becomes tighter, and the speed variation of the shaft increases
  • Condition can be felt through the steering wheel as an oscillation
  • Traction between the tires and the ground can be broken as the speed of the driven wheels are rhythmically accelerated and decelerated
  • Resultant shaking can cause damage to driveline components

Solution

RCV Ultimate CV Axles

  • Design of the CV joint allows it to always assume a position that makes equal angles with the input and output shafts
  • Even when the joint is operating at an angle the shaft speeds remain constant
  • Allows smooth application of power while the steering wheel is turned, which maximizes traction between the tire and the ground.
  • No oscillation is felt through the steering wheel, and resultant smoothness is easy on driveline components