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Old 12-29-2003, 01:57 AM   #1
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Which is the best Aftermarket Differential for the SVT Focus?

I've seen Quaife,Torsen T2,Phantom grip all make differentials.

Does anyone have any of these on their ride?

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I haven't kept up to date but I think that their is only a quaife available for the SVTF.
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A friend of mine has a Quaife in his highly modified Taurus SHO. He says the thing is nearly bulletproof, but it demands a transaxle cooler. He's been leaning on me really hard to get the SVTF version.

The Quaife is based on the same principle as the Torsen. They should give similar results.
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i have a quaife in my road race prepped svtf. it is bulletproof and carries a lifetime warranty, even in race cars. if you look at one you will see that it would be very hard to hurt it. basically a worm gear setup, unlike typical limited slip cluch packs. btw, phenomenal performance on track.
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Ok im kind of a noob. Well make that a total n00b. What do these differentials do?
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its been covered a lot but anyway. with an open diff, if one wheel loses traction, all power will flow to it. that would happen in a tight high speed turn for instance. with a l/s setup the other wheel retains power. if you do a search for quaife usa, their site has a very good explanation of the hows and whys of limited slip. i can tell you this. at summit point, a 2 mile, 10 turn course, my quaife was worth 2 seconds a lap. p.s. just looked it up. www.quaifeusa.com
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Quaife. Superb quality.

Going for one when my track baby gets turboed on january.


Garyk, thanks a lot fot the track time info. I really needed to hear someone say something like that.

I race rallies more than track, and lsd's are also vital. (any extra info about your lsd would be highly appreciated)
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just a word of warning. it is a pain to install. not particularly hard, just time consuming. my only regret is that there wasnt a lightweight flywheel available when we put quaife in. (i think i bought the 1st one bat sold. they didnt know it was available when i called to order) it would have been a lot easier to install flywheel 1st time we had it apart. that said, the unit seems bulletproof. i liked it so much, i took it out to dinner before install. you'll love it for rallying if youre on dirt. where i feel the effects the most is actually on fast, high speed turns like turn 10 at summit (90 degree 90mph corner). cant imagine life w/o it.
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just a word of warning. it is a pain to install. not particularly hard, just time consuming. my only regret is that there wasnt a lightweight flywheel available when we put quaife in. (i think i bought the 1st one bat sold. they didnt know it was available when i called to order) it would have been a lot easier to install flywheel 1st time we had it apart. that said, the unit seems bulletproof. i liked it so much, i took it out to dinner before install. you'll love it for rallying if youre on dirt. where i feel the effects the most is actually on fast, high speed turns like turn 10 at summit (90 degree 90mph corner). cant imagine life w/o it.
Thanks a lot garyk.

This chat could go now to a lightweight flywheel debate (Focus Spot vs. Fidanza vs Clutchmasters). It's a pity that it would go out of topic.
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marcy makes one but it is ungodly expensive. the svt clutch/flywheel combo is 1500 dollars.
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