[torsen] [V8] v8 rears...
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Mon Mar 12 17:00:07 EDT 2007
Depends on what you are doing with it.
IME, a locker advantage is on snow and ice tracks (_www.gruppe-q.com_
(http://www.gruppe-q.com) ), a torsen rear has advantage on street, mild snow/ice,
and 'usually' dry track. For a street car, I'd probably keep the locker
center and torsen rear, especially on the v8.
The link Scott P directed you to was for torsen center applications.
Torsens can be modified quite easily, but I'm not really convinced a wide TBR
torsen center does all that Stasis advertises anywhere but on a track with a full
track car. Even then, there might be some advantages to exploring some other
options in terms of handling. The downside I see to a wide TBR on a street
car is when at the limit of adhesion in a turn, the torque oscillation (see
audifans and torsen archives - Spider Bite) will be much higher, read much
tougher to control. Stasis has great success with this mod, no doubt, but the
rest of the chassis is already idealized for strictly racing on track. I'm
not convinced that translates into better chassis dynamics on the street.
Back to your original question, not sure what you are looking for. IME,
I've had great luck converting a 2700lb 5ktq track car to torsen rear (locker
center). For Steamboat, rallycross and snow, I prefer the lift throttle
oversteer the locker rear presents. For day to day driving, the v8 autolocker
center torsen rear is really tough to beat in any weather.
Not sure if I answered your question...
Scott Justusson, aka 'torsen boy'
94 supercharged landcruiser
In a message dated 3/12/2007 2:40:58 P.M. Central Standard Time,
andyschlueter at 4techwork.com writes:
Ok I think I really got myself confused with v8 rear ends. What is better to
Locker or a torsen? Someone school me on this, or is it better to keep the
rear torsen and the center locked like the stock auto?
Andrew W. Schlueter
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