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Hi everyone, this might be a silly question, but what kind of rear differential is in the base and Touring cars? The Sport and Nismo descriptions list a viscous LSD.

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Old 07-13-2018, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, this might be a silly question, but what kind of rear differential is in the base and Touring cars?

The Sport and Nismo descriptions list a viscous LSD. Does that mean the base and Touring came with an open diff, or some kind of mechanical LSD?

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Open diff.
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Hi everyone, this might be a silly question, but what kind of rear differential is in the base and Touring cars?

The Sport and Nismo descriptions list a viscous LSD. Does that mean the base and Touring came with an open diff, or some kind of mechanical LSD?

Thank you!
Actually i think Nissan's Viscous LSD,behaved like an Open Diff....i noticed it even my Car is new,now 46,000km...worst..not effective at all.
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Actually i think Nissan's Viscous LSD,behaved like an Open Diff....i noticed it even my Car is new,now 46,000km...worst..not effective at all.
I have never driven another sports car before, how do you notice the difference?
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Open diff applies the same torque (50% to each rear wheel) regardless of traction. Not good on a track when you're powering through a turn on the edge of traction

VLSD can transfer torque to either wheel as needed. This effectively allows the car to put down more power to the wheel with more grip, maximizing traction, typically during a turn. Of course the VLSD isn't a proper track solution - the fluid overheats way too easily and it just turns into an open diff until it cools down.

A 1.5 or 2 way diff allows a lot more torque transfer and is ideal for track driving.
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If you are lucky like me and have the sport touring you get heated power seats and all the goodies of sport. Yay!
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If you are lucky like me and have the sport touring you get heated power seats and all the goodies of sport. Yay!
Mines better: sport/touring/nav and all the goodies of sport
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Mines better: sport/touring/nav and all the goodies of sport
Lol no tech for me unfortunately... ah well i dont mind getting "lost"
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I have never driven another sports car before, how do you notice the difference?
Try half power start from a Junction with Steering in a Angle,you can wheelspin on the inside wheel.
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I have never driven another sports car before, how do you notice the difference?
Do a hole shot. You will have only one wheel spinning. What we call a "one wheel peeler". You will leave only one black mark most of the time.
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Or "one tire fire"
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One will be a tad darker than other,,,I added a Quaife unit to my Base/Touring & took care of that!
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Do a hole shot. You will have only one wheel spinning. What we call a "one wheel peeler". You will leave only one black mark most of the time.
And this is when the VLSD is good, or expired?
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And this is when the VLSD is good, or expired?
For the open diff. When the VLSD gets hot and overheated. It will do the same thing.
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