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Old 12-09-2018, 05:50 PM   #181
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I remember having a read on the Elise forums about whether an LSD is a good idea in the RWD setup. There was a lot of talk of finding ditches!
Can't comment on mid engine rwd cars, but an lsd (plate type) in my old Escort completely transformed the whole driving experience, once you get used to it, you won't want to go back, though it might be a bit twitchy in a rwd Mini with such a short wheelbase. As for a fwd, that's when you are more likely to end up in a ditch
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:20 PM   #182
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The overall story of the LSD is I want this to be a fast road/track day car. On a track day you cannot overtake on corners so it's more a case of getting round the clear ones quickly. Staying on the tarmac is the most important thing for me.

I am not prepared to invest £700+ as a hope to gain a split second on a track day, where chances are I can power past most of them on the straights.

The turbo engine has a very poor reputation. Even on the Facebook group I joined, it's become apparent that it's a bit of a black art. More people giving up than starting projects.

My plan is to try and get this reliable and prove the doubters wrong.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:32 PM   #183
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It's true that £700 is a worthwhile saving , and you don't need it makes it a good choice at the moment,
But the thing is that lets say we have 2 wheels driving anything, regardless of what it is, when one wheel lifts it takes rubber off the ground and smokes it up and looses forward drive motion, that costs time and rubber,
If 2 wheels are driving forward at once it's a big help regardless if the wheels are at the front or at the back,
Not that it matters in your case Andrew ,
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Old 13-09-2018, 12:43 AM   #184
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As Iíve mentioned to Andrew, Quaife actually make a diff which is designed for rear engined cars like the Elise etc.
Cool, logic would say that a RWD specific diff would exist but I'd never heard of one!

Still, getting a RWD, turbo K series mini up and running is enough of a challenge before committing another £700 to it
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Old 13-09-2018, 07:58 AM   #185
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Cool, logic would say that a RWD specific diff would exist but I'd never heard of one!



Still, getting a RWD, turbo K series mini up and running is enough of a challenge before committing another £700 to it


I agree, I told Andrew I didnít think it was required in a RWD application because the balance shift on hard acceleration puts weight onto the drive wheels and the only reason why heíd want a diff in Scorpion was to help put power down.


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Old 13-09-2018, 04:31 PM   #186
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Weld it up lol

I had a welded diff in the back of my mk3 Supra and it was awesome, strangely more traction than an lsd and so predictable once the tyres do loose traction. Loved that thing, it ate bushes for breakfast and eventually the bearings died but was great fun while it lasted!
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