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Old 01-28-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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limited slip differential - opinions?

Does anyone have the Quaife or Ford Racing limited slip differential? How much better is it than stock? It seems like it should be a big improvement.

http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...ROD&ProdID=771
http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...ROD&ProdID=459

I'm thinking about adding it to my "when I can afford it" list

What do you guys think?


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Old 01-28-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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I have the torsen. Either one will be a million times better then stock. Definately a must add for any focus, stock or otherwise.

I personally chose the Torsen over the Quaife because it has a bigger bias, 3:1 instead of the 2:1 like the Quaife.
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Its a great improvement for cornering and track use. I keep the Torsen's in stock as well.
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what does the 3:1 and 2:1 bias mean?

also im gonna get a LSD as well, i hate the stupid 1 wheel drive lol.
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Winter driving

How would the LSD affect driving on slippery roads, snow or ice?
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b16sir1991, how much for your Torsen's with shipping to 95383? I'll keep you in mind if I ever can afford it. Thanks!
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How would the LSD affect driving on slippery roads, snow or ice?
It should make driving in slippery conditions much better as it sends power to the wheel with the most traction instead of the one with the least
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i thought it sent power to both wheels? lol
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Either will send power to both wheels. Under normal driving conditions they will bias the power as close to 50/50 as possible, unless you get into conditions where you really start to work the differential you won't even notice its there. In bad weather or track driving its worth its weight in gold IMO...
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i thought it sent power to both wheels? lol
No, limited slip differentials apply torque to the wheel with the most traction. In a straight line, both wheels will get power if I'm not mistaken- or at least it feels that way.

Here's a Wiki explanation Limited Slip Differentials
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