Wed Mar 7 20:46:28 EST 2007
when you are making a sharp turn ... usually when parking ... where you =
can get scrub on the outside wheel ...
I think a lot of the decision is based on what your goal is ... are you =
talking about a street or track car? Are you looking at limited =
slip/locking diffs because you plan to be driving the car in adverse =
conditions a lot? Might the Torsen's limitations leave you stuck in mud =
or snow some time?
San Jos=E9, CA (USA)
> 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, =
> and 'usually' dry track. For a street car, I'd probably keep the =
> 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 =
> torsen center does all that Stasis advertises anywhere but on a track =
> track car. Even then, there might be some advantages to exploring =
> options in terms of handling. The downside I see to a wide TBR on a =
> car is when at the limit of adhesion in a turn, the torque =
> audifans and torsen archives - Spider Bite) will be much higher, read =
> tougher to control. Stasis has great success with this mod, no =
> rest of the chassis is already idealized for strictly racing on =
> not convinced that translates into better chassis dynamics on the =
> Back to your original question, not sure what you are looking for. =
> I've had great luck converting a 2700lb 5ktq track car to torsen rear =
> center). For Steamboat, rallycross and snow, I prefer the lift =
> oversteer the locker rear presents. For day to day driving, the v8
> center torsen rear is really tough to beat in any weather.
> Not sure if I answered your question...
> Scott Justusson, aka 'torsen boy'
> 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 =
> Locker or a torsen? Someone school me on this, or is it better to =
> rear torsen and the center locked like the stock auto?
> Andrew W. Schlueter
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