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04-15-2011 02:14 AM
94Cobra
I did just that recently

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Originally Posted by 2002silversvt5 View Post
Ultimately, I will make a switch out to a stage 1 cluth and lighter flywheel, but I was wanting to ask if the limited-slip differential is worth the money or install?
I did exactly this in March. In my opinion, it was well worth it. Will it help you go faster? No. Will it keep you in control while cornering? Hell yes it does! Will it give you better launches? Ooooohhh yeah. Will it help you to keep from wearing out your left front tire all the time? Yep.

I see you are not from a snow state, so I guess I don't need to mention the increased control in the snow, but if you were, I would.

Lastly, If you decide to do it, do it at the same time you do your clutch. To change the diff, the trans needs to be out of the car. Doing it at the same time will save you install money.
04-14-2011 09:04 PM
Schroeder02
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Originally Posted by pasta View Post
simple answer bolt on parts no need to waste big money put that money on supercharger
I disagree I think it totally worth the money, after I installed one my SC SVT the next thing I did to my basically bone stock ST (dally Driver) was put a diff in it. In my opinion it totally changed the feel of how the car drives, with the diff even in a stock car it pull though the corner with the open diff the car just seemed to drive though the corner. I was very surprised at the difference it made, I thing it one of the best upgrades you can to improve the driving dynamics of a FWD car.
04-14-2011 08:30 PM
felixthecat I have a Torsen on back order from Steve at Toulsey. All are on back order till June, WOW! I could use one that's for sure, If it's going to pull you out of the corner's better!
04-13-2011 09:07 PM
pasta simple answer bolt on parts no need to waste big money put that money on supercharger
04-13-2011 09:04 PM
crackin_x Lets see if we can bring this thread back from the dead again in another 3 years.


Also on a side note... I love my Torsen.
04-13-2011 11:37 AM
MillerSVT I installed a Torsen in mine. love it, works great, installed smoothly. there's a youtube video someone made on how to isntall it.
04-13-2011 01:20 AM
BRUNOSVT definitely good upgrade i got the torsen lsd on mine it delivers the torque really good in corners
04-13-2011 01:16 AM
CaysE I'm nitpicking (kind of), but these differentials aren't technically "limited slip"... they're automatic torque biasing (ATB) diffs. That "LSD" moniker gets tossed around a lot when it really shouldn't be.
04-13-2011 12:00 AM
GBPackFan
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Originally Posted by cj_in_seattle View Post
Lol... I know this is an old topic but... I'm interested in info about the LSD because since I've started autox I've noticed how much I could use one. I came across this and thought to let you peeps know.. The S2000 is a 2.0L engine. That's what S2000 is based on. If you don't agree, check wikipedia. Later!

TECHNICALLY, the S2000 started as a 2.0L engine, as it was acclaimed by many to be the highest output per liter of any motor out (at that time). 2.0L made 240bhp, or appx 120bhp per liter. When the S2000 got a minor face lift, in 2004, it recieved a 2.2L engine, cranking the same 240bhp.

I didn't agree with you at all on your reply, so I did check wikipedia. It confirms my response. They certainly didn't change the name to S2200.


As for OP, having driven a SVT with LSD, I loved it. If and when I ever have the cash, I will most certainly be installing a LSD. Probably when I do the lightweight fly and stage something clutch....
04-12-2011 11:31 PM
CaysE
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Originally Posted by besthaticouldo View Post
2005 is old...lololol
Woops!


Just to throw more off-topic in here, technically N2O is still n/a. The term itself "naturally aspirated" means the air isn't being forced in by anything other than the pistons.

Anyway back on topic: I really need an ATB diff now that I have the JRSC on the car.
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