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    LSD

    Hi I’m getting a 200 series Volvo rear axial. And the guy asked if I wanted it open or closed? I said closed. He welds them locked. Is this ok or possibly a problem. Cheers

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    it's not ideal for road use, the inside tyre will try to go the same speed as the outside one on corners and will 'skip' round. usually the result will be a broken halfshaft at some point.

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    Cheers bud I wasn’t too sure though it was possible maybe a problem so thanks enormously cheers bud ��

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    Had a welded diff in an old car that I had, it wasn't too bad for normal driving, parking and generally anything slow/tight was a nightmare though.

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    I remember trying to push a Nova that had a locked diff out of a lockup garage & into a workshop, jeez that was tough & there were three or four of us!!
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    [QUOTE=MisteR Tee;552557]I remember trying to push a Nova that had a locked diff out of a lockup garage & into a workshop, jeez that was tough & there were three or four of us!![/QUOTE
    yes, they must use more fuel like that too Maurice.

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    [QUOTE=mygasser;552560]
    Quote Originally Posted by MisteR Tee View Post
    I remember trying to push a Nova that had a locked diff out of a lockup garage & into a workshop, jeez that was tough & there were three or four of us!![/QUOTE
    yes, they must use more fuel like that too Maurice.
    Cheers lads

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    Chris Casban thought so, he sold it not long after!!!!
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    i've seen diff's welded up a few times, i've also seen the damage and problems it's caused. LSD - limited slip differential, there's a good reason why they're made! don't get your diff welded, waste of time and money, buy a real LSD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiki Des View Post
    i've seen diff's welded up a few times, i've also seen the damage and problems it's caused. LSD - limited slip differential, there's a good reason why they're made! don't get your diff welded, waste of time and money, buy a real LSD.
    Depends on the use, for a budget track car (any of drift, drag or circuit) it's a fairly economical way to do things. For the car I had a welder on, I could have replaced the entire diff with pumpkin 4 times for the cost of just buying the LSD. Then you need to pay someone to set it up as that can be a real pain.

    Picture of some welded diff action, excuse the Jap car


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    Quote Originally Posted by cadaver View Post
    Depends on the use, for a budget track car (any of drift, drag or circuit) it's a fairly economical way to do things. For the car I had a welder on, I could have replaced the entire diff with pumpkin 4 times for the cost of just buying the LSD. Then you need to pay someone to set it up as that can be a real pain.
    i thought it was for a rod that's used on the road?

    can't help wondering how you'd know the diff was welded in that drift car?
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    Yes it is . So iv actually found another axial, which is open thanks for the reply

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