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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-09-04, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Slip 'n Slide LSD Action

Was coming back from my mates place tonight, and as it had been raining a little was driving slowly because I knew my rear tyres aren't the best. Anyways just started coming out of a round about(accelerating pretty slow, nothing stupid) and all of a sudden the LSD locks!!!!

The arse-end of the car veered sideways towards the keep left sign, so I had to correct quickly and managed to do a 180 turn on a two-lane wide road! Managed to miss the steel barracade that was on the side of the road by about 50cms from the right front guard.

Was a pretty terrifying experience not having control of my car for those few seconds... sort of like the car is taking me for a drive, and i'm just the passenger on the rollercoaster! Has anyone else had an experience like this where the LSD's "lock" and sending them sideways even with only slight acceleration? Makes me wanna go non-LSD!!!

Time for a new seat of rear tyres though, thats for sure.

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Re: Slip 'n Slide LSD Action

yeah has happened several times in the wet
but my tyres were crap

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On my old set of tyres, which weren't too bad, it happened when I floored it from 0 to about 60, and on the gearchange, massive lockup, went for the gutter, touched, went the other way and ended up spinning 180 degrees and being on the other side of the road.. I think the reason nothing like that has happened again, is that I am DAMN cautious in the wet now, cause you never know when it might happen, and it'd really suck if there were another car in the way...

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Re: Slip 'n Slide LSD Action

yeah my car has been known to kick out to the side, generally only if i try though.
i know the limits of my traction so i don't have any hassles.
only time i was caught out was when i was going about 20km/h approaching a roundabout, seen a gap in the traffic and planted, rear end slid out to the left and then i let off the accelorator and it came back in.

certainly not fun in the wet when you're not ready for it.

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Re: Slip 'n Slide LSD Action

see in the rain just plan to go sideways all time n then u dont get no un-expected danger =P
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I'll always maintain that LSD is the safer diff for driving IF you know how its going to react when you lose traction, otherwise single spinner is the go for normal everyday driving.

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Single spinners are unpredictable :S

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Yeah but less likely to slide in the first place. Still remember the first time you lost it, still makes me laugh :D

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Re: Slip 'n Slide LSD Action

I have driven both open diff and LSD, and LSD is definately much worse in the wet. With the open diff it will just slip and let you keep going in the direction you point it, the LSD takes the arse end in a random direction on the other hand. My friend in his VK with a 3.45 open diff can take off from standing start with his wheels spinning continously in the wet about 100 meters with no trouble at all, just like as if he was driving normally! If he tried it with my car, I'm sure he would have ended up in a tree somewhere.

But yeah I have had previous experience with LSD slide, but I noticed it too late this time, and if I steered the car in the direction the LSD wants to take me(my usual way of correcting it), I would have ended up in a keep left sign.
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Re: Slip 'n Slide LSD Action

I've experienced this before around a round about, I was thinking wtf, but after hearing this it makes sense. I was going slower then usual, gently accell out in 2nd (manual) and suddenly rear end snaps sideways for no apparant reason. It was easily corrected, I wasn't expecting it, but my mate in the passenger seat was loving it though lol. Something I'll have to think of when I'm driving in the wet in the future.


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