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you read that right ;)

Just seen it freshly listed in the Quaife catalogue @ Autosport,
Lohen are ordering some in for the shelf
Bumped into them at Autosport on the Quaife stand, small world..

Be a good mod for all these high powered cars coming in 2016 :D
 
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I’m close to pulling the trigger on a Quaife LSD, supplied and fitted by Lohen, but wondered if anyone had any comments.

I’m mainly wondering if I’ll actually see much benefit on the road (I have no intention of ever taking my car on track) or if it’s a waste of £1300.

I’ve done as much googling as I can but there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of posts relating specifically to the MINI.

Any and all input appreciated. :)
 

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Out of interest, do you leave the traction control on full with the LSD?

I find my car holding back power in first gear at the moment......I guess it’s just preemptively dialling back the power before it spins the wheels as there’s no traction light flashing. Short pressing the traction control switch seems to allow full power with a little wheel spin so I’m just wondering whether I can knock the traction control down a notch once the LSD is fitted or if it’s still best to leave it on full.
 

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I think back before I had mine re-mapped, once the LSD was fitted and with summer tyres (Michelin pilot cup 2) I still had some wheel spin in first, I rarely drove with the traction control on though in the summer.

Main areas of improvement were cornering which is incredible and accelerating on uneven roads.. where previously the software would try to kill you by veering from side to side under heavy acceleration the LSD keeps everything straight as a die

I now struggle to stop the wheels spinning in 3rd - 1st world problems though I think


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Thanks Mike...that’s all good information. I’ll have a play with the traction control when I get it fitted. :)

Not specifically LSD related......do/did you ever get times when the car cuts power before the wheels even start to spin and it basically just feels like the engine is holding back?

Struggling to keep from lighting the tyres up in 3rd......sounds like a fun car to drive. :)
 

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I did / do still get that... and am convinced it is an induction thing.. i’ve had all of my intake pipes and charge pipes replaced with the forge aluminum ones which stopped it happening however now it has started again.. I suspect this time however my air filter is filthy so will withhold judgement until it has been cleaned.

I did discover some clips were loose on my intake when the pipes were replaced which would t have helped.. may be worth investigating your induction perhaps but its just a guess really..


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Thanks for the suggestions. :)

It only seems to do it in 1st and 2nd, and only on surfaces with poor traction. It pulls like a freight train otherwise. Switching the traction control off seems to bring the power back at the expense of wheel spin so I’m guessing it’s just the electronics doing their job and dialling back on the power to avoid wheel spin. I’ll ask at Lohen though whilst I’m in and see what they think.
 
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