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Differential types
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Good discussion of the different types of differentials. Chuck
http://www.taylor-race.com/pdf/understan...ntials.pdf
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Thanks Chuck, that's a good read. Anyone reading it needs to keep in mind that the writer is referring to race based applications, including his recommendations, and are based on handling quirks of each type of differential on a road course. His descriptions of each type will help readers to decide which type best fits their needs and driving style, though.

For driving on the street, my ranking would generally remain the same as his, except I would move the open and spool differentials to the bottom of the list.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
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#3
That was great info for sure.
I just roasted a 31 spline Detroit locker. I towed the car on dolly 9 miles to storage and did not know the PO had not put grease in the brand new rear, sucks.
An old trick racers use to do for the strip when money was tight was put an extra set of axle gear shims into the rear. It binds it up and makes both rear wheels pull, lol. Not recommended to daily driver.


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Thanks Chuck!
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c9zx;263518 Wrote:Good discussion of the different types of differentials. Chuck
http://www.taylor-race.com/pdf/understan...ntials.pdf
not differential but tranny-Toploader offa a 71 mustang, HD for the 429 motor, can it be adopted to ....72 mustang 351 Cleveland.

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c9zx;263518 Wrote:Good discussion of the different types of differentials. Chuck
http://www.taylor-race.com/pdf/understan...ntials.pdf

Nice!
Good writeup, I agree with his order from predictable on the track to the magic 8 ball like experience of a Detroit locker. My weekend ride has a Detroit, you never quite know what it is going to do.
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