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Limited Slip Differential
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:39 PM
now that I have thoroughly confused several about the center locking diff, what's up with the LSD?
I thought that these were common on sports cars.
How does it work?
What is the advantage off road?
Is it the same thing as posi traction?
If you havent got an LSD, what have you got?
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:47 PM
2. the advantage of using off road is so you still have power to one wheel when the other is off the ground
3. ok just for the records, a positrac rear end is an LSD with a different name.
4. If you don't have an LSD or a positrac rear end, you've got whats known as an open diff. basically when one wheel is off the ground, that wheel will get all of the power and the other wheel won't.
I hope this answers some questions:D
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:49 PM
A LSD will send equal amount of traction to both wheels, but when one tire rotates faster than the other, the diff allows it to slip (limited amount of slip) so that the diff doesnt bind and break.
Not as good as a locker, but alot better than an open diff.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:51 PM
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:52 PM
http://kmhafer.datsu....com/Subaru.htm (how to rebuild our LSDs)
Most of us are using clutchpack type LSD found most often in RX and turbo cars from the mid 80's. In the 90's viscous LSDs started showing up on Legacy turbos etc.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:58 PM
not sure if it can be done on a sube.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:59 PM
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Posted 02 October 2003 - 09:18 PM
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Posted 02 October 2003 - 09:23 PM
There are no lockers for subaru's. You can weld your spider gears and create a locker out of an open diff. But you cannot use it for street use.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 09:36 PM
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Posted 02 October 2003 - 09:56 PM
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