Originally Posted by White 13
I think I will dare ask for a small clarification. How much driveline lash is there from a lightly loaded cruise to full power? I would say none...
You shouldn't be thinking of driveline lash as the takeup of the sum of individual clearances. It's that, of course, but it's also the "twist" or deflection of individual driveline components, plus the tire carcasses. That's why urBan_dK's
S2000 will accelerate uneventfully through 6000 rpm in third gear, but break the tires loose from there while coming off cruise. Yes, the jerk is much less than if he were decelerating against engine compression in third just before punching it, but it's still a sudden jerk.