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Before the 16v engine goes into my GTi, I was thinking of fitting a limited slip dif. I know there is a few different types and understand how they work, but I just wanted to know, what dif's have other people used and there experiences with them on the road?

My friend has a Quaife LSD, which I found worked very well in his Corrado, it's just a few of the other types come in a bit cheaper and before I blow all my money on a Quaife unit, I was hoping some other people could give me there feedback on what LSD's they use and how they find them used on the road as well as on the track?

Many thanks in advance
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QUOTE (8valver @ Dec 30 2005, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have a quaiffe and have never looked back.


Damn , dude..didn't know you had to remove the rear view mirrors to fit a quaife! lol
 

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from what i have read the peloquin diff is just an identical copy of the quaiffe, but costs less.
The guy who developed it was the agent for quaiffe in the US and they didnt patent the design, so he copied it.
Their diff comes with the fitting kit which is 100 odd sterling extra, so basicly for the money of the peloquin landed here you would still have not bought the quaiffe from england without the fitting kit
 

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Often copied, never equalled????????
Have never used a peloquin diff so no experience of them. Maybe they are just as good but if it was simple as that then Quaife would have gone out of business as Peloquin could have sold an "identical" product for much less.
 

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Now there is a search for google, a comparison between quaife and peloquin.
I dont have experience with either but cheaper does not always mean inferiour. Peloquin would have to be cheaper to compete as Quaiffe are a tried and tested product with a large history but as I said I would like to read something on a comparison.
 

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there have been a lot of those quaife v peloquin arguments on vwvortex

it seems the peloquin diffs are every bit as good but cost less money and come with the bolt kit, bearings and speedo drive gear, they also have a lifetime replacement warrenty, im happy with the one in the rallye and i bought one of their rear diffs for it too. peloquin have a better selection for the vag models

i have a quaife diff that is 18/19 years old and came out of a rwd twincam rally car, ive had it in 3 different cars myself and always gave it abuse (donuts, 8s, standing burnouts, drifting etc....) its still perfect, all its had done to it is a new set of side gears about 6 years ago so i could use standard toyota half shafts
 

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What cars had you that diff in Ronan? Did I see a Skyline ('83 or something like that) in your signature last year at some stage?
 

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Heard that it was a bad copy of Quaiffe, and a certain engine tuner will not use them anymore, as he got through 3 in a season of racing, he now runs Quaiffe
 

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NGP in america have a VR6 turbo rallye with over 500 bhp running a pair of pelloquin diffs, no bad reports from them
 

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Has anyone out there know anything about Phantom diff's . It's a kit that converts a normal open diff to act like a clutch type diff. They also can be adjusted to be more aggressive, but needs to be removed for this and an up-rated spring fitted.

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Alright folks,

just a quick question: how does the car feel after you've fitted the lsd compared to standard. (I understand the mechanics of the diff but I've never talked to someone who's driven the same car with two different diffs)

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Under normal driving conditions there isnt really any difference. Its only when you push on, say on track that you will notice the difference. Can help greatly with understeer in a front wheel drive car. You can get back on the power earlier in a corner than you could in the same car without the diff.
 

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For example, (Not that I condone this sort of activity
) But say coming out of a roundabout where you would be initially turing right to go around the roundabout and then the exit road you are taking may require you to turn left slightly as you come off the rounabout. You can get on the power much earlier and stay on it as you change direction with a diff, whereas in a powerful FWD car without a diff it would be inclinded to push on (ie understeer) as you give it power while trying to vere left as you exit the roundabout and you may need to back off the power a bit to get the car to grip and straighten. Its in situations like this that I found my diff may a huge difference. You just point the car and go.
 
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