Originally Posted by xb351coupe
I don't think the weight of the borg warner is that much less then a 9", lets say you save 50kgs (which I doubt) the car already weighs 1.5tonne....is this really going to matter....why would you spend the $$$ on a borg warner when a 9" will bolt straight in and should never give any trouble.
Why would you?
well for several reasons. I am fitting one to my XL Ute.... I have had 9 inch LSD's before, and compared to the hydratrak, they are way behind.
I have a 6 pot EB with the Hydratrak LSD in it, and its the only vehicle i have ever owned where i can do hands off fishies. The power transfer from wheel to wheel is so smooth (and mines done 375,000 km without being touched)
They are quite strong, and have heard of successfull applications up to 500hp (flywheel)
Also, 9 inches aren't available 100% new, where as the hydra trak is still in production.
Inherent in their strength, my old mans XF ute has had a 351 clevo transplant with c4 auto with a shift kit. Unloaded the change to second is quite harsh, but with our loads is normal. (normal load for us is 12 foot tinnie on racks then loaded up inside the tinnie, then an 18foot caravan loaded till the doors won't close) Dad likes to clip along at 110-120 and after 50,000 km since 351 (290,000 total) this 2 pinion hydra-trak shows no sign of anger.
When they get angry, they are less than 50 bucks at the wreckers...no-one wants em, but ford and heldon are still sticking them to high horsepower applications!