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Ben(EBD-ENG)

as part of my very small winter tinkering list im toying with the idea of buying a  limited slip diff for my live axle.

my cars not road legal just a trackday goer. what diff should i be looking at and any recommendations on where to buy from

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Evidence points to the contrary 🤣

Lol. If an open is more forgiving in the wet then. It must be the suspension. Obviously it can't be my driving skill. So it must be that 

ATBs don’t require any maintenance. Plated diffs need the plates replacing eventually.    ATBs don’t work if you have a wheel in the air, so not great if you’re a kerb monster. Plated diffs

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i like the quaife atb in mine and it seems a popular choice. very predictable. 

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Blatman

I've always liked having an ATB controlling my rear end...

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AdamR

Same...

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Ben(EBD-ENG)

How do i know what live axle i have? is it from an escort? 

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Andrew
35 minutes ago, Ben(EBD-ENG) said:

How do i know what live axle i have? is it from an escort? 

 

It's almost certainly from an Escort.. what's known as an "English axle" ..other's can be fitted though, but as your car is an ex racer, I would guess they all had the same axle fitted to comply with regs.

 

Post a pic.. 

 

I've got a Quaife atb in mine, and it works fine. I often wonder if a plate diff would be better but it's never going to happen. 🙂 

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Steve (sdh2903)

They lowered the prices a couple years back to be more competitive with some of the cheaper copies that appeared on the market. 

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Rush Motorspork

Also worth speaking to 3J, although they seem to have a bias toward plate diffs. As do I 😄

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Rush Motorsport the 2nd

@Ben(EBD-ENG) I ran a plate tran-x in the old car and really liked it.

 

Tran-x got bought by quaife so that's where you find them and you can get spare plate kits to rebuild. 

 

It's all about maintenance and rebuilds. For ease of fit and forget atb is the way to go really

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Dan_G
31 minutes ago, Steve (sdh2903) said:

Burton are very competitive on quaife atbs if you go down that route. 

 

https://www.burtonpower.com/quaife-atb.html

wow, those prices are great!

 

I fitted Quaife ATB recently,  Only 200 miles use so far, but it seems to help get the power down out of tight corners and make for a more enjoyable tail happy experience.

 

 

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Ben(EBD-ENG)

hmm food for thought. im looking for something that will give me a bit more traction in the wet. after doing some reading im not entirely sure either are going to make that much difference. ive noticed the past few weeks the suspension is still not very soft even with the stuff all turned down. so im thinking 1st the suspension should maybe have a refresh as my coil overs are avo. 

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Rush Motorspork
2 minutes ago, Ben(EBD-ENG) said:

hmm food for thought. im looking for something that will give me a bit more traction in the wet. after doing some reading im not entirely sure either are going to make that much difference. ive noticed the past few weeks the suspension is still not very soft even with the stuff all turned down. so im thinking 1st the suspension should maybe have a refresh as my coil overs are avo. 

 

An open diff is a lot more forgiving in the wet, much less likely to spin off on a sighting lap. I enjoyed living the open diff lifestyle.

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8 minutes ago, Rush Motorsport said:

much less likely to spin off on a sighting lap

Evidence points to the contrary 🤣

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