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Old 10-20-2011, 08:05 PM   #11
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any difference in the torsen and quaiffe? quality experiences. planning on doing clutch flywheel and everything so figure while i was doing that might as well get the lsd. another question. thinking about doing the lsd install myself. anyone know of a good write up on doing the lsd.
Pretty much the same, and there is a write up somewhere also a video on youtube. ill look for you
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:54 AM   #12
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this guy is spot on, i can take some pics of my broken diff from when i launched on just some drag radials making around 220whp
i had that same problem with my stock zetec but with 225/50r16 traction T/A and a bad 5K RPM launch. One of the planetary gears just opened in half. That convinced me of being careful with my launches and getting an lsd but when that happened i had no money so i found a used diff. for about 80$ .
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:14 AM   #13
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^^Same thing happened to me basically. Ended up just getting another tranny.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:45 PM   #14
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im building my focus right now just for fun horspower on the weeknds and the occasional drag, im aiming for minimum 300whp and i am going wth an LSD
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:49 AM   #15
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Here's a good way to tell if you need a lsd. If you are having traction probs with slicks at the track get a lsd.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:05 AM   #16
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I 2nd that= try slick's 1st!

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Here's a good way to tell if you need a lsd. If you are having traction probs with slicks at the track get a lsd.
I 2nd that! Try slick's 1st. You are going to need them anyway.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #17
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im not spinning my slicks but it sure scares the hell outta me still being on my stock one after hearing what several people have done with theirs... lol
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I LOVE it for winter driving - I had blizzaks on my car and it was unstoppable. In the rain it was fun too, hell, it was fun everywhere. 18" z rated radials didn't stand a chance - at least the T-2 let my buy tires in pairs :P

I had my Contour a week and this happened- absolutely ZERO regrets with the Torsen.
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Hands down I think this is one of the must do modifications, I have had them on both boosted and NA cars it worth the money.
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Besides the drag racing benefits, if you live where there's snow an LSD will be a big help. Two wheels pulling makes a HUGE difference in snow. The only problems with a Torsen T2-type differential in slippery conditions are:
1: If one wheel spins too much then both wheels can stop, however this can be remedied by slightly applying the brakes with the gas, providing enough resistance for the diff to send power to both wheels again.
2: You have to babysit the steering more as it will pull from side to side a little bit while going uphill in snow.
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