Quaife differential for the CX
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    Default Quaife differential for the CX

    Stumbled across this while researching SM stuff...

    http://www.quaife.co.uk/shop/products/qdf4h

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    I'm guessing its for manual transmissions only.

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    WTF??

    I wonder why they have put the R&D into making that. The CX has no problems at all getting power to the ground. Even the petrol turbo.

    Infact a couple of weeks back we used my father turbo deisel twin cab ute to bring the CX wagon down here on a trailer. We tried to ease it a couple of meters forward using a tow rope .... The twin cab ute with a limited slip diff just sat there with two wheels spinning no matter what we tried (how often have I said how useless RWD's are). So we string the might CX upto the wagon.... No sign of wheel slipage ... We roll backwards effortlessly dragging the wagon with us..... The CX with no limited slip diff too.

    you can't beat a car that's designed decently in the first instance

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    Yes, but the car was used in plenty of motorsport applications - where driving on dirt and other "rally" environments would ensure that a LSD would give a performance edge.

    Why don't you install one Shane - it would make the world's most ultimate car, even more ultimate.
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    I wonder how it would work with the daravi steering. You see the only time you'll get wheelspin is aggresive accelleration out of a low speed corner on wet roads..... With a locking diff your car will not want to turn ..... Yet a CX will not allow the wheel to be ripped from your hands when the diff locks due to the hydraulics. It sure would be interesting to see what would win, the diff, the tyres or the steering...... once that diff locks in while your cornering hard.

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    About as useful as running shoes for an amputee.

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    Quaiffe diffs use the original Torsen principle. They don't use friction to control slip and aren't 'lockers'. They use gears to completely separate the differential and torque functions. I understand that they are commonly used and highly regarded for high performance front wheel drive cars.

    I'm sure that Quaiffe will be using their 'standard' parts internally for the diff. All they have to do is machine a housing with matching external dimensions to interchange with the original CX unit. NC lathes make machining 1-off components reasonably economical.

    I would have one - If only I had enough power for wheelspin to be a problem ......
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