Diff options.

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Diff options.

Postby Omar » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:13 pm

I came from an S13 and the vlsd was garbage, so i always ran a welded. I am running a welded medium 4.10 now with my m20. I like it but now that the S52 swap is getting closer and closer i will have to swap diffs. I would love to run a healthy stock diff but i need to know if it worth my time.

basically welded, stock clsd, or other? pros and cons.

no offense, but I dont care for the opinion of someone that doesnt drift at events or at least alot of street drifting.
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Re: Diff options.

Postby Yoshi » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:35 pm

I've had no problem locking up the rear with a clutch type stock LSD. Just get an LSD with the ratio you want and be happy. 3.25 should be good for you.
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Re: Diff options.

Postby Omar » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:18 am

i was hoping you would post. do you still think i should go with a 3.25 if i am sticking with the getrag 260 for now?

also do you if other e30 drifters also use stock clsd. i am just worried about consistency.
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Re: Diff options.

Postby Yoshi » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:26 am

3.25 should be fine with that tranny.

There is no problem with a stock LSD. I've had no problems with mine in the past. Even consistency is great with the stock LSD. But I hate welded diffs so I'm biased.
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Re: Diff options.

Postby Joe_Beard » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:01 am

I have drifted with both welded and stock clsd and the clutches lock up real smooth and I love it.


I say Clsd.
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Re: Diff options.

Postby Davey » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:53 am

3.25 would suit, even a 3.46 would be nice for the track..
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Re: Diff options.

Postby Yoshi » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:55 am

3.46 maybe but I think you can find a 3.25 lsd easier. The difference really isn't THAT big.
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Re: Diff options.

Postby M20_fever » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:02 am

can't you get lsd clutch upgrades to increase the lockup on these diffs? I thought I saw some upgrade clutches for sale somewhere...
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Re: Diff options.

Postby Yoshi » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:17 am

you have to mod the diff yourself to do it. It isn't easy IIRC and I havent seen one actually do it yet.
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