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Another effect to be aware of when using an LSD diff is that if you break traction with one wheel, you have broken traction with both wheels.

This is something that I had to become aware of when I was using a sure-grip rear diff in an old Plymouth. In hard accelleration (drag) the benefit is that both wheels are pulling to get you down the strip - as long as you have good grip. However, under hard accelleration in a sharp turn the posi/sure-grip/lsd (whatever you want to call it) can allow both rears to loose traction and "come around".

Of course, as Porsche drivers we all know what it's like when the backend tries to outrun the car in a turn.

Makes for one heck of a donut burner, tho....
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:39 AM
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