I've never had a Quaife. I did have a Torsen in my 3rd Gen RX-7 twin-turbo and I really liked it. I'm toying with the idea of having a Torsen LSD made up for my 1996 Impala SS because my stock clutch-pack LSD has given up the ghost, making it harder for me to embarrass the locals at the BMW club autocrosses. (My Impala is not very stock in the brakes and suspension department, although it looks stock.)01M5 said:David Z,
Didn't you have a Quaife in one of your cars? What do you think about it vs. Dinan or our stock diffs?
Also, with more gear choices, how can one figure out if a lower (higher number) ratio is better?
Going to a non limited slip makes no sense at all to me, unless you like spinning one wheel all day long. Increasing the leverage of the diff, by changing the ratio, would only exaggerate that problem. That's why I said it was a double-disadvantage.Tim W said:I respectfully disagree.
That's easy. Many believe, based apparently on non-technical reasons, that the car goes faster if you lower (increase the ratio of) the gearing.HaroldC said:
In terms of gearing, why would you guys want to go so low? 3.64 is pretty low for a car like the E39.