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Subject Re: Just curious, what is your issue with the Quaife?
Posted by JDM+ on October 19, 2022 at 1:12 PM
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In Reply To Just curious, what is your issue with the Quaife? (n/m) posted by Inzane on October 18, 2022 at 11:38 AM
Message to start I'm not trying to change anyone's opinion on them. I also grew up on the Ziptied forum and Zilva fourms of the day and VLSDs and ATB got a lot of hate so that may have something to do with my opinion 20 years later.

I don't like Quaifes for a RWD for a variety of reasons.
I started off drifting in 05 and did it until 2015. I don't anymore but I do enjoy going out once in a while and having a good time and even if a Quaife will allow me to get sideways for a moment I dont think it would be consistent enough to make me comfortable.
They also seem, to me, and feel free to correct me Quaife owners, like a glorified open diff. Where if you are driving in adverse conditions and one wheel starts to slip it will send all the power there vs keeping the non-slipping wheel under power also. Or if you angle up a steep driveway and your low/stiff car has a tire lift then all the power goes there and are stuck.
Again, most of my issues with them are on a RWD chassis. I would totally install one on a CTR or Focus ST.

Most manufacturers dont use them and thats saying something since they are cheaper to build and easier to maintain and etc etc etc.

The new Z for instance is using a clutch-type LSD and im sure this is for a reason. Switching from the S-chassis community, which ive owned 7 or more, to the Z32 community its crazy to me how many people ive seen say "OH stick with the VLSD its the best!" and that's only a slight hyperbole. I just dont think Z guys track their cars as much or dont appreciate what a good LSD really can do for the driving characteristics. Hope this doesnt come off like a rant and im always open for discussion!

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