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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 to use a special lubricant or additive to run the Traction Concepts Limited Slip LSD?
  No, you do not have to run a special lubricant or additive. 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 and if you are doing any type of endurance style racing, to change the oil after 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.
R180 and stub axle buttons Tech Tip:
  Turn down the button radius to fit in the center of the TC device
What is Traction Concepts?

Traction Concept's Limited Slip Diff Conversion Kit installs
into your non-lsd open differential, converting it into a proven and
competitive limited slip differential that greatly enhances your traction
needs. Traction Concepts' 1.5-2-way LSD Conversion Kit will considerably improve
handling in your daily driver, street/strip warrior, or a full race vehicle.
We'll help you decide which one is right for you. Contact us today for more

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?
  Your TC lsd kit can quite possibly out live the life of the differential and/or some of the diff's components, so if you ever need to change the lsd kit to another diff of the same year/make/model, this would be feasible with the end clip tabs and 4 dowels that are on the lsd kit when it comes to you preloaded. Depending on your traction needs and usage, it has been seen in the past from very few users, that the springs did not keep their strength in providing the initial traction seen. In this case, we have no problem replacing the springs with an upgrade spring kit set with your proof of purchase from an authorized reseller or dealer.