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|Installation & Tech Tips|
|Are there any parts to modify or machine when installing the TC lsd kit?|
|Although we have many different parts assigned for our extensive make/model selection, not every install is a 'plug & play' scenario. One does not know what type of install they have till the diff is out and ready to have the lsd kit installed. It may be necessary to have the axle, (& sometimes spider) gears resurfaced to implement the TC LSD Conversion kit.We have seen many different clearance tolerance differences by even a few thousandths. It is best to use a lathe when resurfacing the gears though for the budget conscious, DIY-er, you can also use a table sander/bench grinder. Sometimes for the miniscule amount that's needed to be taken off the gears, can be costly at the machine shop. A smooth flat mating surface is what you need to get the most performance gains with your TC LSD kit. A step by step pictorial install guide is included with your lsd kit.|
|Do I need a special lubricant or additive?|
|No. You may continue to use your favorite or what your vehicle manufacturer suggests.|
|How it works: Traction Concepts style|
Traction Concepts' seemingly simple design offers two distinctively types of functions to improve handling. With a pretty basic install, you can convert to an lsd at an affordable price and proven traction gains.
How It Works:
As a 2-way type, Traction Concepts LSD Conversion kit precision cut disc plates function as a disc-type limited slip during cornering and braking. Disc plates exert equal load against spider/axle gears using spring pressure to control the amount of slippage at the wheels. This allows you to accelerate quicker, while sustaining higher speeds through corners.
Traction Concepts LSD Kit also functions as a locker- type lsd offering 100% locking in hard acceleration. When torque is applied through acceleration the disc plates will pivot, locking the spider/axle gears, causing both wheels to exert equal power to the ground, providing less torque steer than an ordinary open differential.
There's nothing wrong with your factory open diff. Don’t replace it.
Traction Concepts LSD Conversion Kits provide as much maximum traction as other limited slip options on the market.
|I installed the lsd kit and a stage 3 clutch & now when in first gear the car starts jerking or jumping. What can I do to fix this problem?|
|This is a common case of clutch chatter. More aggressive brands will cause these instances you have described, not that they are bad choices; (in fact, we use them ourselves). It's just a common thing. Thankfully, this has nothing to do with the lsd conversion kit. Even without an upgraded clutch, you will only notice the lsd conversion kit when it engages, giving you traction when you need it; Being that it is smooth engaging and noise free. You can also search online for terms like, "What is clutch chatter", or I think, just , "clutch chatter" . Both search terms brought up the same kinds of complaints on the lower gear/hopping and jerking, along with solutions. Rest assured, our lsd conversion kit is cleared of this tech help, though we are here to assist you when we can. If there is ever a problem there, please let us know, so we may be able to assist you. You can still use your upgraded clutch kit and any other performance mods you choose.|
|R180 and stub axle buttons Tech Tip:|
|What is Traction Concepts?|
Traction Concept's Limited Slip Diff Conversion Kit installs
|Will the TC LSD kit destroy my diff or tranny?|
|No. The TC LSD Kit is strong and reliable though we do not claim to fix vehicle manufacture recalls or issues. With proper installation and a smooth flat mating surface, you will get competitive traction gains. The lsd kit is most likely being installed into a diff that has some miles on it. Be sure to check for parts that look like they may look weak, or if there are metal burs on the gears that mate with the lsd kit, those will need to come off.|
|Are there any parts that wear and need to be replaced over time?|