TheWingnutSquid wrote:If an axel has no differential, how are you supposed to figure out the speed?
if there is no differential, (I.E. a solid axle shaft with a sprocket or pulley direct drive) then one would a assume a 1:1 ratio - but same math is used as with a differential - if you know the input, and the gear ratio, then you can calculate the output . likewise if you know the input and the output , you can calculate the ratio.. and if you know the output and the ratio, you can calculate the input . Its all the same math.
if you have an axle and an input pinion, you generally would assume a differential , or at the very least a right angle drive, and ratio can be calculated by making a mark on input and output shafts and count the number of turns on input that it takes to move output 1 turn. Simple. It ain't rocket science.