speedlever· Super Moderator
2008 Ridgeline RTS in Billet Silver Metallic
So basically the amount of power that goes to the rear wheels is a function of how much or how little clutch slip occurs as determined by the ECU?The way I understand it, the VTM-4 diff is controlled through pulse-width modulation to the coils inside the unit. The coils squeeze clutch packs to create friction. This friction is what drives the rear tires up to 70% of the engines available torque. The 1G RL's VTM-4 design has similar clutches to an automatic transmission except it's electronic vs hydraulic. Due to a limitation of the coils capability to shed heat they cannot increase the holding power any further. This is why the new VTM-4 system is hydraulic
Now in my situation it will max out sooner, being able to transfer less of the engine's output. This means I could potentially get front wheel spin and damage the rear differential. I figure as long as I'm not an idiot I won't have any problems... At least that's what I hope for. Worst case if I do grenade the rear differential, it's much easier to replace than the transmission and they're a dime a dozen.
Searching for some such help forum, I stumbled across this 2 year old thread that was deleted. I re-opened it. But I cannot unban Ktuner. I'm not sure why he was banned before. I don't see any reason based on reading the thread, but perhaps there was some PM traffic that resulted in the ban. I have no idea as I was not involved in that action.If all you 06-08 guys post in the Ridgeline section on the kTuner help forum maybe we can get support across all model years ;-)
Thanks mak. Just registered.Speed,
I'm pretty sure Dopes was referring to the Ktuner Forums.
KTuner.com ? View forum - Ridgeline Platform
I'm going to join them later and I'll post a link to this thread, unless Dopes posts a link to his own thread there to here.
Interesting stuff they are doing at Ktuner.
Post up a video of that when you can!My dyno tuning appt is next Tuesday the 14th. I'm really excited to have some actual numbers!!
Oh no. If you're considering this option, you simply have to go with the Sassoon Type R mod:If I'm gonna go that far maybe ill setup a leaf blower supercharger for the dyno session. :grin:
No need for that. Simply get one of these self-powered strips and plug multiple Sassoon superchargers into it. No power loss from those ugly belt driven supercharger setups either. In addition, you won't have to cut any holes in the hood for the supercharger either.On the G2, you can run an extension cord over the windshield to the AC plug in the back! YEAH BABY!
Hit the pedal & see if that doesn't blow your hair back! >