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**DONOTDELETE**
09-22-2001, 04:52 PM
What is the importance of an LSD or VLSD on a 93 240SX?

red98s14
09-22-2001, 07:10 PM
A standard, open, diff transmits the most torque to the wheel with the least traction.
If you start to spin a rear wheel, THAT wheel gets more torque, which doesn't do you any good.
A limited slip diff allows torque to be applied to the slower moving wheel.
A locked diff transmits equal torque to both wheels. It also doesn't allow the wheels to spin at different speeds, so isn't suitable for the street.

An LSD in any car allows you to put more power to the road or track at the limit.

David

**DONOTDELETE**
09-22-2001, 10:23 PM
Thanks Red98, that answers my question.

**DONOTDELETE**
09-22-2001, 10:28 PM
BTW a VLSD applies equal amount to both wheels in the event of detected traction loss. An LSD will also help "push" the car around a turn, making a more natural cornering "feel".

**DONOTDELETE**
09-23-2001, 03:03 PM
So does that mean Lsd is better than Vsld?

**DONOTDELETE**
09-23-2001, 06:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wav399:
So does that mean Lsd is better than Vsld?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here is a good link to learn about all the different types. http://www.freshalloy.com/ http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/jk/at_010410.htm

-Off topic- After rereading the entire "lights,lights,lights" post I saw what an ass I was. It wasn't my intent to sound condescending, but yet it came out that way. Please accept my apology wav399, I wasn't trying to yell at you. http://www.freshalloy.com/ -Off topic-

JonCarson
09-23-2001, 07:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wav399:
So does that mean Lsd is better than Vsld?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

VLSD (V for Viscous) is just a type of LSD (Limited Slip Differential).