LSD- Help - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
¬Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2002, 14:30   #1 (permalink)
5.0L EF Fairmont
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 25
LSD- Help

I have a 1988 Fairmount Ghia (Sedan) I have blow up my diff
I have a LSD Factory fitted diff do I have to put a LSD diff back in if I donít have can I put a non LSD diff (from a 1988 Falcon )in if I do what will the different be in the way the car drives
MDN_EF_5.0L is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-25-2002, 04:32   #2 (permalink)
1 bad 302
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Perth W.A.
Age: 67
Posts: 963
It will fit no prob's. In the wet you will notice the difference as it will be easier to loose traction.
2nd hand diff's don't cost much,around $100. Just keep looking for a LSD.
dragonV8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2002, 04:53   #3 (permalink)
Mmm, high pressure wash.
 
3Toed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 39
Posts: 3,086
Quote:
Originally posted by dragonV8
In the wet you will notice the difference as it will be easier to loose traction.
Not only in the wet! My next car will definitely have LSD (and ABS).

Get another LSD if you can.
3Toed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2002, 05:23   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 698
Hehehehehe !!!!
One thing to remember though,
when you do loose it (Wet moreso than dry) with LSD, YOU LOOSE IT BIG TIME !!!!!

At least without LSD, you only spin 1 tyre, and the car is somewhat stable. (I.E. no forward motion, no rear end trying to overtake the front).
With LSD, when you loose traction, the back wants to overtake the front and step out, which is very very fun when you have some control, but very scary when you are least expecting it.:oo1:

If you are going for a diff off a different model, (I.E. wreckers) then just be sure that the ratio is the same, otherwise your speedo will be out of calibration.

I think with EA Multi Point Injection 3.9 Auto (I am assuming this), the fitted ratio is 3.08, so you will need to get the same ratio as this in order to have the same speedo readings.
The Ratio should be on a metal tag on the diff.

Just a little note.
A higher Diff ratio (E.G. 3.23 or 3.45) will yeild better acceleration, in place of a higher top speed, (Auto gears will change earlier as well) A higher ratio tends to use more fuel on Highway cruises, as the engine is reving higher for a given speed.

A Lower Diff Ratio means that acceleration is poor, but the car is capable (If the engine is powerful enuf) of a higher top speed.
A lower ratio tends to be less thirsty on the fuel, due to lower Engine RPM needed for Highway cruising.

Hope this helps
Cheers
Matt
Xyphoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2002, 04:37   #5 (permalink)
5.0L EF Fairmont
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 25
thank for your help matt I find a sec/hand Lsd diff for $200
so I just put in the same diff that was in it
MDN_EF_5.0L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2002, 04:52   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: NSW/ACT
Posts: 3,023
If its a 3speed it will have 2.73 and if its a 4speed then it will have 3.23 diff ratio.

And if its one of the rare EA Ghias with the 5speed it will have 2.92.
__________________
1993 ED XR6 M5 (1 of 329)
Polynesian Green
Turbo on the way!!
1993 EBII Fairmont (Now wrecking, PM if you want any parts)
1988 Nissan R31 Skyline
Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2002, 05:02   #7 (permalink)
LOOKING FORWARD TO NYE!!!
 
tickford2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: in the land of au
Posts: 2,512
definately get another LSD.

As xyphoid said, it sure is easier to loose it in the wet with LSD, especially on off camber roundabouts! As long as you are used to driving with LSD you should be able to feel what the car wants to do and you will know when it wants to step out. Simply apply the right amount of opposite lock and enjoy the ride! Thats only on the track of course...!

Enjoy
__________________
A HUGE THANKYOU TO THOSE THAT ATTENDED THE 2004 FORD FORUMS CHRISTMAS CRUISE!!!
IT WAS THE GRAND FINALE` OF VIC CRUISE EVENTS FOR 2004 - LOOK FORWARD TO CATCHING UP WITH YOU ALL IN THE NEW YEAR!!!
CLICK HERE FOR THE REVIEW THREAD


1994 ED XR8 SPRINT
1980 ESCORT PANEL VAN
2003 FAZDA SP20
YAMAHA FZR BIKE

"FPV & XR owners club" & "Ford Four Car Club" member
tickford2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XF LSD for EF? Aaron_EF8 Trans | Driveline 5 05-14-2003 14:29
No LSD for LPG wagon? Falchoon LPG Tech 1 10-23-2002 20:56
To LSD, or not to LSD - that is the question..... MadMax Trans | Driveline 10 06-01-2002 18:09
LSD Diff or not?? XR_Strider_GuY Trans | Driveline 25 05-14-2002 06:57
Vct, Irs, Lsd??? Lightning General Tech 3 01-02-2002 21:46

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:12.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.