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1-3-2-4
12-28-2007, 10:56 AM
I'm pretty sure that a mechanical one would react quicker and have less wear then a clutch type but does a clutch LSD have any advantage over a mechanical unit?

shazapple
12-28-2007, 11:29 AM
do you mean like a gear type LSD? like Torsen?

1-3-2-4
12-28-2007, 11:36 AM
do you mean like a gear type LSD? like Torsen?Yep

SammyDaFish
01-02-2008, 02:18 PM
well clutch compared to a torsen, the clutch will spin both tires when both tires have no/low traction. A torsen spins only the one with the least traction when there is no traction on one. If there's a little bit of traction, the torsen is superior. If you're off-roading or drag racing, the clutch is superior.

edit: a viscus LSD behaves very similarly to a clutch type with the same advantages and disadvantages.

Sarra
01-03-2008, 10:31 PM
For a rear/front LSD, I'd vote for a VLSD. For center get a clutch LSD.

1-3-2-4
02-03-2008, 06:41 PM
For a rear/front LSD, I'd vote for a VLSD. For center get a clutch LSD.

Who makes a VLSD thats not weak like the stock Subaru?