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Installation & Tech Tips
Are there any parts to modify or machine when installing the Traction Concepts LSD Conversion Kit?
  All Traction Concepts LSD Conversions are custom kits and specific to the diff it will be going into. Not all installs will go right in even when you have the right kit. You may or may not need to resurface the gear face that mates with our LSD Disc Plates within the diff. You have to wait until you have our LSD Kit in hand, and the diff out on the bench to know for sure. You will want a precise fitment. Order for your year/make/model transmission being used. It's a good idea to inspect all the diff's components while you're in there, too. Questions are free. So if you don't know, ask us.
Do I need to use a special lubricant or additive to run the Traction Concepts Limited Slip LSD?
  You do not have to run a special lubricant or additive to use Traction Concepts LSD Conversions. Just another reason to use Traction Concepts  so that you can continue to use what your manufacturer suggests, or what you have been using already. We do recommend to use a good quality grade synthetic lubricant. If you are doing any type of endurance style racing, it's also a good idea to change the oil after about 20 hours of hard race use.
How it works: Traction Concepts LSD
  • Improve traction to both drive wheels in fwd and rwd vehicles
  • Eliminate torque steer
  • Corner faster, control steering, and accelerate in and out of the turns with more confidence
  • Tow easier and haul heavier loads

Traction Concepts' seemingly simple design offers two different types of functions to improve handling and traction. With a pretty basic install, you can convert your open differential to an LSD diff at an economical price and proven traction gains.

How It Works:

Traction Concepts LSD Conversion kit's precision cut disc plates function as a disc-type limited slip during cornering and braking. Our disc plates pivot while exerting 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 turns and corners. Never more than a 2% of wear on the contact mating surfaces-ever.

Traction Concepts LSD Kit also functions as a locker- type lsd offering 100% locking in hard acceleration sending 50/50 to both axle wheels. When hp & torque is applied through hard launch or a burnout simulation, the disc plates will pivot, locking the spider/axle gears, causing both wheels to exert equal power to the ground, and eliminating torque steer.

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.
Will the Traction Concepts LSD kit destroy my differential or transmission?
  No, the TC LSD Kit is strong and reliable. We are not responsible for the extensive list of vehicle recalls, failures or breakage from general use, nor are we liable for their weak, defective, or inferior components. Our continuous research and development in working with the materials used by the vehicle manufacture, is what leads us in our quality and performance. With proper installation and a smooth flat mating surface, you will get competitive traction gains. The TC LSD kit is most likely being installed into a diff that has some use or abusive miles on it. Be sure to check for parts that look like they may look weakened, broken gear teeth, scuffed diff pins, or metal burs for example; as those will need to be machined off to a smooth flat surface area. Please don't think that installing the TC LSD Kit will give eternal life to your differential or other transmission parts.
Are there any parts that wear and need to be replaced over time?
  Traction Concepts is quite durable and will likely outlive the life of the differential or its components. If you put the Traction Concepts to years of use, and feel it's not like it was in the beginning, reach out to us.  We are the first and only limited slip lsd manufacturer with upgrade tuning capabilities. It's one of the great perks of our LSD Conversions.