Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Which drivetrain to choose, so many choices, 4-cyl? 6-cyl? NA? Turbo?
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Re: Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Postby Midlana1 » 26 Sep 2013, 17:36

Hope you also kept the wire harness!

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Re: Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Postby bgkast » 26 Sep 2013, 20:14

Nope. :mrgreen: I think I got $300 for the computer and wiring harness. I guess Neon folks need them to swap SRT4 engines into 1st gen cars. For my Midlana I got a megasquirt harness from DIYAutotune and plugs that match the engine sensors and injectors for free from the junkyard.

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Re: Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Postby AndreasMergner » 27 Sep 2013, 03:34

The Racelogic TC has more than one different setup so you can have one for race, one for safe every day driving, one for when you let others drive it. ;) It has a bunch of fine tuning available so you can really tune it to how you want it. It looks like a really good system from the reviews I've read. You can also have it keep RPMs at a certain level for shifts when the clutch is depressed. That way you can floor it, push the clutch in, then shift and release the clutch without ever needing to release on the throttle. Oh, and there is a launch control too so you have RPM control + TC. The only downside I see is that it is $2k! :shock: I'll see what I can do to put it in my own DIY ECU.

Bryan, what parts did you get $2500 for? Sounds like the body might not have been too good if hit from front and rear.

Copart in NY requires a dealer license so you have to pay $200 dealer fees...plus the car needs to be towed adding at least another $100 since my class I trailer won't work. So there is at least $700 of fees on top of a bid.

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Re: Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Postby roy928tt » 28 Sep 2013, 05:18

If I may add this observation. My race car, which had the drivetrain from a 3.5 litre Mitsubishi Diamente at the rear. Had no LSD and on the dirt circuits that I raced on, had fabulous drive traction. I didn't believe an LSD or locked diff was required and felt certain that it would induce understeer. Indeed even conventional layout vehicles with locked diffs suffer from understeer induced by the diff. A good chassis/set up reduces the requirement for an LSD.

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Re: Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Postby bgkast » 28 Sep 2013, 11:05

AndreasMergner wrote:Bryan, what parts did you get $2500 for? Sounds like the body might not have been too good if hit from front and rear.


Major parts (over $100) that I sold were wheels/tires ($280), seats ($320), dash board ($100), rear disk brake setup ($175), suspension parts ($179), side skirts ($240), scrap ($166), computer and wiring (guess I only got $200 for that). There was also numerous lesser items that I sold. I can send you the spreadsheet if you want. Factory "tuner specials" usually will have some special parts beyond the power train that can be sold for higher prices than parts from standard models. All of the parts listed except for the scrap and the dash are SRT4 specific parts.

Now back to your regularly scheduled LSD discussion. :D

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Re: Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Postby WickedOne » 28 Sep 2013, 11:28

bgkast wrote:
AndreasMergner wrote:
Now back to your regularly scheduled LSD discussion. :D


I haven't had a regularly scheduled LSD discussion since the 70's. :shock: Did I just say that out loud?


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