Limited Slip Diffs?

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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby jcochrane » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:38 pm

jont- wrote:Erm, it's not an electronic aid that "cuts in". It's a mechanical thing that is doing its stuff whenever the wheels aren't travelling in a straight line (hence some people argue that LSDs compromise handling and make cars more understeery, since the default tendency is to want to keep the car straight).

That’s interesting about the handling. I’ve driven LSD on rear drive cars and generally it feels OK provided extra attention is given to the road surface under the drive wheels before adding power. However some years ago I drove a front wheel drive car with LSD and did not like the handling at all. A more recent drive of another similar car was not as bad but I still did not feel fully comfortable with the handling. Might be just me as I also rarely like using “sports” mode when this is an option as the car feels more natural, that I am in full charge of what the car is doing, without it.

I asked the original question as I was considering whether to order the option of LSD on my next car. Replies have been both interesting and helpful and I have decided not to go down the LSD route.

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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby waremark » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:26 pm

John, when you get it we will have to see how it compares with the lsd equipped Megane.

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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:46 am

waremark wrote:John, when you get it we will have to see how it compares with the lsd equipped Megane.

Is there a convenient forest track nearby, Mark? :P
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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby waremark » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:54 am

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Is there a convenient forest track nearby, Mark? :P

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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby jcochrane » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:58 am

waremark wrote:John, when you get it we will have to see how it compares with the lsd equipped Megane.

Thanks Mark. That looks like a date. The latest i heard was that the original order had been damaged beyond repair during shipping from the factory but another had been found in Scotland. This one is being transported down and is due to arrive with the dealer tomorrow with collection by me on Friday. Fingers crossed every thing goes alright this time.

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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby jcochrane » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:03 am

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:
waremark wrote:John, when you get it we will have to see how it compares with the lsd equipped Megane.

Is there a convenient forest track nearby, Mark? :P

What!!! Drive a spanking new white car sideways down a forest track? Sacre bleu :shock:

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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:13 am

jcochrane wrote:What!!! Drive a spanking new white car sideways down a forest track? Sacre bleu :shock:

Well, you want to test the LSD, don't you? :lol:

Have you defected from your normal maker of choice?
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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby jcochrane » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:16 am

No. Still the same but reverted back to petrol and a GTi version.

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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby jont- » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:36 am

Mmmm, fast pugs on gravel.... 8-) :gear:


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Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Postby jcochrane » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:02 am

Just like me going up a Welsh mountainside. :roll: Reminder to self ...must order one of those wings to put on the back.
Some of those drops at the side of the road looked dodgy. :shock:


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