[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'
84 Urq
94 supercharged landcruiser
91 v8 
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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