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Old 03-17-2011, 06:05 PM
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LSD on a G37X?

Been looking into a LSD, since its apparently the best N.A mod you can do (screw off weiboy! i know i should be saving for FI!!! ). Would it be possible to instal a LSD on a g37x? i mean since the X works basically as a RWD car under 90% of driving conditions. Would it mess with the AWD system in any way?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:57 AM
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Why get an LSD on AWD car though? The moment your car detects slip the front wheels will engage to correct it, I don't think you'd even get the point of limited slip
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:21 AM
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Yea Steve we DO NOT need it, LSD just moves power from one rear wheel to the other ( Posi Traction) We had AWD when out car detects slip the fronts take some power and start to pull.. LSD is strickly for RWD.. Save $$$$ man,,
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:27 AM
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haha thats funny, u want lsd..;-P
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:02 PM
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i was just curios
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:19 PM
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You can do a RWD conversion though and enjoy rocking an LSD
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:42 PM
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AWD will move power back and forth when it detects slip. A LSD can prevent that slip.

If LSDs on AWD are pointless and/or are for RWD, please explain to me why the STI has not one but THREE of them. Why do Lambos and, Porsche turbos, EVOs and GT-Rs all have LSDs?

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Old 03-18-2011, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike View Post
AWD will move power back and forth when it detects slip. A LSD can prevent that slip.

If LSDs on AWD are pointless and/or are for RWD, please explain to me why the STI has not one but THREE of them. Why do Lambos and, Porsche turbos, EVOs and GT-Rs all have LSDs?

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You're such a show off lol

I was answering to the OP's request, he wanted to throw one LSD on an AWD, that's why I advised against it.

If he got a front middle and rear and had them geniously programmed like the Quattro system then I'd be all for it
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:50 PM
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But the Quattro is 100% mechanical! No programming involved ala GT-R/EVO.

Minus the DCCD, the STi is all mechanical too...


The G37X's AWD is reactive, while a mechanical LSD is proactive. Pick your poison.

I doubt the OP really needs a LSD, but the only thing it can hurt is his wallet.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:55 PM
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i dont NEED one, but ive heard it described as the best N/A mod you can get. Im curious if 2 of them would even be a viable option? We may as well discuss all possibilities, since im sure more people than just me have wondered about this
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:00 PM
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No, its not; the car was never designed to have a front or center LSD. Unless you have a ridiculous budget.

A rear LSD wouldn't hurt, but are you cornering hard enough to cause the car to push power up to the front and/or have VSA kick in to stop wheelspin? If not, you're wasting your money.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:03 PM
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on occasion :P. Ive just heard that its the best "power adder" mod since its gets more of your power to the ground. Am i confusing this with 4.08 gears? if so what if everyones (especially mike's) opinion on 4.08 gears on the 7AT.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:51 PM
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it just alters your torque band. Are you a 5AT or 7AT? Unless you're drag racing, I wouldn't do it.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:39 PM
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7at. I feel that acceleration on the g is pretty lacking.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Steveo47 View Post
7at. I feel that acceleration on the g is pretty lacking.
I think you're confusing an LSD with a diff ring & pinion swap (the one that alters the diff gear)

If you're looking for a 4.08:1 swap that will improve torque and acceleration, that's a gear swap on your diff
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