View Full Version : JGY "Friction-Type" LSD

07-28-2004, 02:16 PM
I was browsing JGY's website today and noticed this part:
The description reads: "Just Released, JGY Friction Type LSD. Uses friction between the left and right axle to keep them spinning together. Available in street or strip trim. - $219"

How does this work exactly, and are there any other products like it on the market? It can be found on JGY's clutch/flywheel/tranny page (http://www.jgycustoms.com/240sx/clutch.htm).

Thanks in advance,

07-28-2004, 02:21 PM
It looks a lot like the "phantom grip" lsd that had mixed reviews. The phantom grip, from my limited internet based experience, is a centrifical (centripital?) friction type lsd.

07-28-2004, 06:17 PM
I always thought a Phantom Grip used springs inside the steel blocks to force the spider gears against the casing. It does provide some locking action, but I hear it is very erratic and really only works for straightline racing. It supposedly doesn't provide much lockup force either.

07-28-2004, 06:21 PM
and for the price you can pick up a VLSD instead of messing with your 200K diff...

07-28-2004, 08:26 PM
Yeah...it's well established that the Phantom Grip is a waste of money for your R200.

This is even worse, a P.G. knock-off!!!

VLSD is WAY better than any phantom grip or copy-cat unit. Period.

- Brian

07-29-2004, 05:23 AM
I wasn't thinking about buying it since I have a VLSD already. But I was curious as to how it worked and what thoughts everyone had on its effectiveness.