AE111 6 speed LSD recommendations?

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AE111 6 speed LSD recommendations?

Postby Ninja25t » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:24 pm

The LSD in my AE111 has been on its way out for a while and now sounds like it is very close to expiring.

I have 2 non LSD 6 speed boxes as potential replacements and am looking to fit an aftermarket LSD to one of those.

My question is which aftermaket offering should I go for - TRD, Quaife, Cusco, Kaaz... others?

The vehicle is daily driven in Auckland traffic but gets track day use on a set of semi-slicks whenever I can. I'm willing to sacrifice some daily driveability (its already on adjustable suspension, heavy duty clutch etc.) but don't want excessive whining/clunking/reduction in steering lock etc.

Thoughts/comments (preferably from those with direct experience please!)?

For reference, yes I understand the 5 speed box is stronger, maybe faster(?), but I really like changing gears and don't have plans for more power in the medium term, plus I have 2 other 6 speed boxes to break/wear out first :-)

Thanks,
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Re: AE111 6 speed LSD recommendations?

Postby GDII » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:58 pm

The Quaife ATB is a good LSD for all situations. No clunking, no wearing out. Works well for normal road driving and then great for the track.
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Re: AE111 6 speed LSD recommendations?

Postby Ninja25t » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Thanks for the advice.

Any experiences/comments/opinions from others?
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Re: AE111 6 speed LSD recommendations?

Postby DexGT » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:16 pm

I have run TRD plate diffs in my race starlet ( 'C' series box) and for racing are awesome, it does clunk and bang at very low speeds but at normal road speeds it's fine. I haven't daily driven it , but I have driven it to events a few hours away with no probs. I have heard good things about the torsen type diffs , the only thing I don't like is the fact they go open if you lift a wheel off the ground , this may or may not be an issue for you , but is worth thinking about when deciding which way to go.
My friend has a Cusco plate diff in his car and it has more and bigger plates than the TRD and seems to dive very nicely on the road , sorry I can't remember which model it is.
I hope this helps you with your decision :)
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