Turning the engine is an answer, yet all the weight then will be on one side of the car, on the drivers side. This would cause some handeling issues, this is why i have gone for this complex solution so i can have the engine in the middle.
The reason i want to build it awd, more of a challange to myself, i dont want to go with just a normal mid engined mini. Its been done over and over again, and not a really big challange.
I don't think you're seeing this the same way that I am. Right now the engine is leaned over towards
the drivers side, but is offset towards the passenger side. Turning the engine 180*, but keeping the output shaft along the same longitudinal axis (co-linear) with the current layout, would keep it offset to the passenger side but lean it over further
towards the passenger side. This would actually be a further improvement
in equalizing weight distribution, in addition to a reduction in unnecessary complexity.
L8 apexr wrote:
I dunno,nearly every rwd even lightly driven trucks seem to always wear the passenger side tire more the any other tire.I know that tire gets loaded more due to the axle trying to rotate it into the ground but is that the only reason for the wear?.
In a word, yes. The torque moment in question that is exerted on a solid axle is entirely reacted within the chassis on an IRS. Although technically I believe that it's the left side that gets 'pushed' into the ground and the right side that gets 'lifted', causing the right side to be more likely to slip...which causes the excess wear.