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Old 11-01-2011, 11:05 AM   #21
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Umm yeah two mtx-75s later I thought hey i think its time for an LSD... the diff on the mtx75 is the biggest weak point. Ive broken mine both times shifting into second and catching traction instead of spining slightly... ON MOTOR lol 160whp. Now with my turbo jesus i couldnt imagine what it would do..
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:50 PM   #22
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its a mandatory no matter what style racing you do. get the power to the ground.

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Old 11-07-2011, 05:17 PM   #23
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its a mandatory no matter what style racing you do. get the power to the ground.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:46 PM   #24
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and their not terrible in price either
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #25
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Honestly if u drive ur car hard, for racing or recreational purposes, a LSD is a must have. i put my QUAIFE to work everyday. The power that gets to the ground is night/day to an open diff. haveing both wheels to launch with? priceless Being able to hit a corner/apex faster with both wheels pulling you where u wanna go? also priceless if u dont drive it hard u wouldnt even notice it was there, until you get some snow or rain. Then it really shines traction wise to anyone whos driven a FWD car in the snow with an open diff. Everytime it rains i jus image thats the traction im gonna have in my powerband after i add boost hahaha and love every minute of it
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:09 AM   #26
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LSD on a stock focus makes the car faster in everyway... Spinning isnt winning.

Example... 300 whp with no LSD I cant use My Launch Control 15.033 at 98mph
With lsd 12.7 at 107 granted I still spin on street tires but Atleast first gear is slightly usuable on 255s

Seen stock cars pick up half a second or more from a lsd and gear change.

+ stock diffs blow up like their made of plastic when power some how catches traction when shifting gears.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #27
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Umm yeah two mtx-75s later I thought hey i think its time for an LSD... the diff on the mtx75 is the biggest weak point. Ive broken mine both times shifting into second and catching traction instead of spining slightly... ON MOTOR..
Why would you have gone through two new transmissions? When a stock differential fails, can you not just get another diff?
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #28
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My Contour SVT with a 3L lasted 2 months on a stock diff @ 200HP - after installing a Torsen my weak link became clutches - I tore two expensive stage 3 and 3+ clutches apart at the hubs. I've done some ~7K drops into 1st and power shift second nearly every single time and its fine - lol. Poor car :D
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #29
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Well I want something reliable. This is my daily driver. I want to be able to punish it occassionally at the track without worrying about driving it home. What is reasonable?
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When a stock differential fails, can you not just get another diff?
When my stock diff grenaded it punched a bunch of holes in the tranny case
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