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I'm rebuilding my electric sprint car after smashing it up at Curborough. During the rebuild process I may fit an LSD if it's practical. The car has a Freelander differential fitted as standard which I can't change. The electric motor is limited to 5000 rpm and is coupled directly to the diff so it needs the 3.2 to 1 ratio (as well as 17 inch rear wheels). Could anybody recommended an LSD type or manufacturer for this diff? Thanks.
Mark (smokey mow) posted a topic in Suspension, Brakes & WheelsThrough the years Westfield's have used a number of different types and designs for their rear axle and suspension. whilst there are some variations with different applications and years, for Car engined vehicles these can be most typically be categorised into 4 different types. Escort Live axle The Live axle was used in the Pre-Lit, Narrow Body (SE) and Wide Body (SEW) cars. It uses a modified Ford Escort Mk1 or Mk2 (English) axle. Independent Axle (Westfield/Escort Diff) This was first used in the Narrow Body (SEI) and the early Wide Body (SEIW) cars. The differential unit is from a Ford English Axle and is housed within a cast aluminium housing off Westfield's own design. The casting is embossed with the Westfield logo on the rear. Independent Axle (Sierra Diff) Predominantly found in Wide Body (SEIW) cars and Sierra SDV's. As well as the Ford Sierra's differential The Sierra SDV also uses the driveshafts and rear hubs from the donor with Westfield uprights designed specifically for them. The Standard Modular build kits use Westfield's own suspension uprights and driveshafts. Sierra SDV rear upright shown below Independent Axle (Mazda SDV) The Mazda diff is only found on the Mazda SDV which was released around 2006, the differential unit, driveshafts and rear uprights are taken from the Mk1 to M2.5 MX5. Other Axles Sprite/Midget and British Leyland Marina axles have also both featured on early Pre-Lit cars together with the Escort Live axle. Land Rover Freelander differentials can be found used in the current Bike Engined (Mega) chassis. The Sport Turbo uses the differential unit from the Mk3 Mazda MX5.