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    Atlas LSD which to get

    anyone have any experience of the Blackline lsd on ebay or any others I should avoid/go for?
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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    To quote, Rally Design are official European importers of Blackline Tools the makers of the Blackline LSD. It says very little about the type of LSD and as to the quality it could be anything knowing what RD sell. I would hazard a guess it's made in the Far East.

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    oh that could be one to avoid then!

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    You need to do a bit more Home Work before committing. What's the difference in price to a 3J Driveline one?

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    I am not sure, Ive only just started investigating an lsd I know I cant seem to find an original ford one as fitted to the 2.8is capris so need to find out which is a reasonably good one but not qauife price!!

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    Atlas LSD which to get

    Go 3j or proper zf for now

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    Have hear very good reports on Gripper LSD's

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    cheers guys I will check them out!

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    Titan also. I use one since 2011, no issue, they are very helpfull. They also do the service.
    have one in atlas and one in english axle.

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    Just building my atlas and was told to use the gripper

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    Would ther be different considerations when selecting an LSD for a track/race car?
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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    The Blackline "LSD" isn't really a true LSD at all - it is an Automatic Torque Biasing (ATB) unit.

    As mentioned already above if you want a proper, high quality LSD go for ZF, Gripper or 3J.

    Also beware of statements like "minimal maintenance" in ATB's as most I see are worn out in areas that are so expensive to repair - the casings and 12 helical gears - that it makes sense to buy a unit that uses clutch plates as they are usually far cheaper to service.
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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    Quote Originally Posted by HonkyWhiteTrash View Post
    The Blackline "LSD" isn't really a true LSD at all - it is an Automatic Torque Biasing (ATB) unit.

    As mentioned already above if you want a proper, high quality LSD go for ZF, Gripper or 3J.

    Also beware of statements like "minimal maintenance" in ATB's as most I see are worn out in areas that are so expensive to repair - the casings and 12 helical gears - that it makes sense to buy a unit that uses clutch plates as they are usually far cheaper to service.

    Thats interesting to hear. I am looking at LSD options at the moment as well, although for a sierra diff. I knew the quaife was an ATB, but didnt realise they had longevity issues.

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    3J NXG all the way.

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    Re: Atlas LSD which to get

    Quote Originally Posted by theduck View Post
    Thats interesting to hear. I am looking at LSD options at the moment as well, although for a sierra diff. I knew the quaife was an ATB, but didnt realise they had longevity issues.
    I can't speak for other peoples' experience but in my own experience I see more worn out than are OK.
    Mind you, I don't know many people that have actually taken one apart and looked inside!

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