Region: San Francisco
Car #: 72
Year : 90 Posts: 17
For give me if this sounds off the wall. Might have some merit though. Back in my Dirt track days we used to weld up the spider gears in the diff on our stock cars. It was a cheap way to make a solid axle rear end. Would this work in a Miata? Let the jokes begin. Jerry
Region: Great Lakes/Detroit
Car #: 51
Year : 1994 Miata Posts: 401
Front drive cars, yes, on some tracks. Tried this on a Honda Civic in ITC and made the car agressive, but not smooth. Went back to a clutch type diff. Miata? I wouldn't. Seems like it would make the car awefully loose???
The dirt track oval teams that I crewed for were always fighting for front grip. Weld the diff. Paved ovals was more hit and miss. Not to many liked the welded diff.
In a Miata, it just seems like it would scrub a ton of corner speed. We have very little power to pull us through mid corner and off. Oval cars are usually V8s.
Blue Eyes, Aquarius, hates being squeezed to the grass in SowDiv!
Car #: 97
Year : 91 Posts: 740
I had a defective madacomp lsd that was basically like running a spool. The car turned in good, but pushed HORRIBLY under throttle since we don't have enough power to throttle steer. I wouldn't recommend it.
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