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Re: Swap Torsen for non-Torsen?
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- From: Dave Eaton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 05 Feb 1997 11:11:26 +0012
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..>Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 15:58:42 -0500 (EST)
..>With all the discussion of Torsen v non-Torsen lately,I've begun to wonder
..>about the possibility and feasibility of retrofitting my 91 200qw. It seems
..>the issue settled along the lines of Torsen being good for average driving
..>and the driver-controllable non-Torsen setup is preferable for very
..>enthusiastic and/or involved driving,
..>Any input would be welcome. It seems the actual hardware might not be as
..>much trouble as the controls in the cockpit. Has this been done?
ed, the uprgade of my old 85 ur-q to my current 20v ur-q was a major one with the
20v being streets ahead in power, smoothness and handling. torsen is responsible
for at least some of this imho. fwiw, i am an extremely enhusiastic driver, and when
my cars get used, they get used hard. the torsen has yet to catch me out, through
any number of power slides, handbrake turns etc. can't say that of the old ur-q
when i'd neglected to lock the centre diff. i haven't taken the cars to the track
though, and probably won't (my preference is for specialised vehicles for that).
still, if you want to do it go ahead, you'll find no shortage of takers for your
torsen transmission me thinks from people who want to go the other way...