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Post  Jono on Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:43 pm

..No..Not "that" LSD ! Anyone got/had one fitted with inner pot joints and had the joints survive rally type conditions?

Anyone got pictures of skidplates fitted?

Cheers, Jono Very Happy

.. scratch the "skidplate/sump guard" question... I have one on its way. Cool


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Post  Regsmonster on Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:15 pm

James has had a torque bias diff for about 10 years, can't remember him having any drive shaft problems...
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Post  Jono on Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:52 pm

Regsmonster wrote:James has had a torque bias diff for about 10 years, can't remember him having any drive shaft problems...

Cheers....but... ain't there always a "but" ? Skid plates and LSD Icon_biggrinA little birdie told me that Torque Bias (Quaife type?) diffs need to be fitted with Hardy Spicer outputs *if* the suspension is going to see full travel regularly ..such as in off-roading. That bumps the cost up enormously Skid plates and LSD Icon_cry...beyond what I would spend...
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Post  Regsmonster on Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:27 pm

Dunno Exclamation

I've never had any drive train breakages on my Scamp! tongue
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Post  Jono on Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:43 am

Regsmonster wrote:..I've never had any drive train breakages on my Scamp! tongue


Why did I know you were going to say that..? Very Happy
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Post  Regsmonster on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:56 pm

Jono wrote:
Regsmonster wrote:..I've never had any drive train breakages on my Scamp! tongue


Why did I know you were going to say that..? Very Happy
Just realised James' diff is a four pinion not a torque bias! Embarassed
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Post  Jono on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:42 pm

Regsmonster wrote: ...Just realised James' diff is a four pinion not a torque bias! Embarassed



............stupid boy, Pike ! Very Happy
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Post  RICK on Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:00 am

Just thought I would say about sump guards and diffs, I have a good home made sump guard and a fourpin diff I have never had any trouble with the underside of my Scamp, my brake pipes and fuel pipes run underneth my Scamp and are only cable tied up...I have been saying to myself for the last 11 years I should re-route them inside the car... OK they had a few bends and scuffs but they are still OK... well I think the MOT man straightens them out every year... I think if we was to go over stick and broken trees they wouldnt last very long, but as a keen off roader I havent any problems, better not say too much or I would of spoken too soon...

Take care Rick..
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:23 pm

LSD on a Mini?

Just about the most hateful thing in the world to drivr on the road. It will no doubt fire you into the nearest hedge faster than a TVR! Shocked
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Post  Jono on Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:32 pm

Yeah..I've driven a "locker" in a fast road mini..some time ago.. affraid ..but.. I'm thinking more Quaife type in "off-road" application with a very mild engine.. Very Happy
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Post  muttley on Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:56 pm

What about this ? clicky
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:31 pm

I like the bit about "improves grip in ALMOST all conditions". line.

I know ATBs are useless on RWD cars if you drop a wheel of the tarmac or use them on a gravel stage because they need an element of friction from the spinning wheel to work but I'd be interested to see what happens on FWD in those situations.
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Post  Jono on Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:42 pm

Bummer! I've just had a reply off Quaife Techy...


"It will not give traction to the other wheel if one wheel is off the ground."



Ho-hum...back to the drawing board. Sad
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Post  muttley on Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:54 pm

Look on the bright side..........at least you've saved £560..... Very Happy

Fiddle Brakes anyone ?
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Post  muttley on Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:06 am

Jono,

I think mini mag are doing an article on LSDs in the "January" edition.

Dave
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Post  Jono on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:55 am

Thanks for the "Heads-up".. Cheers, Jono
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:38 pm

I think the refreshed 'K' will be getting an ATB diff in the new year.

Sorry, I had to wave the willy afterall. Wink
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Post  muttley on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:44 pm

MINISPARES - DIFFERENTIAL EVOLUTION 45/45 RALLY SPEC SLIP DIFF

Seems to get a good review.

But no one seems to describe how these perform on the road under "normal" driving conditions.....

Anyone have any experience ?
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Post  Jono on Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:30 am

muttley wrote:Jono,

I think mini mag are doing an article on LSDs in the "January" edition.

Dave

Article duly read... and there is a LSD that "locks".... providing some drive to one wheel when the other is totally out of traction.... just going to investigate price as you need all sorts of new bits'n bobs to install.. unlike the Quaife.. so price might rule it out...
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Post  muttley on Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:14 pm

I think there is some machining of the gearbox casing required.......

Pity we can't do a Group Buy to get the cost down....

Dave
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