Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Go the Tyres option
Don't worry about LSD, it doesn't help me any in my AUII XR6HP. This is the second XR I've had and I know the problem is shit tyres. I got the car with $6,000 discount, and when I asked for 17" wheels they put shit tyres on it at the dealer (Ultra HPR GTs I think).
Found Falken tyres weel priced and very good in both wet and dry. Had these on my old AU XR6HP after the Dunlop SP9000, and found them to be a very good tyre. Didn't have any trouble in the wet with them.
I know what you're going through at the moment. If I try and take off up a hill I sometimes have to put the Auto in 2 (will start in 2, not 1) to take off to stop the wheels spinning, and sometimes even this doesn't work. Otherwise it's just spin on the hill until it moves forward enough to get grip. Don't even talk about corners. I'm shit scared on some slippery roads in the wet, I'm just happy in the knowledge that if it steps out the XRs handle so well you can get it back in line pretty easily. And all this happens on corners that I would take at quite some speed in the dry. I even have four wheel skids when I go around my local roundabout at about 10 km/h or less). I'd be changing these shit tyres, but att he moment I'm divorced and flat out paying the car off, so they're low on my priority list. I just pray that it won't rain too much.
Anyway, go the tyres option, it'll definately make a difference.
"You wouldn't be dead for quids!"