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Old 25th May 2018, 01:39 AM
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The vLSD will only ever overheat once ...

This is extremely unlikely to happen under any normal on or off road conditions. Just never do donuts in any stock Subaru ...
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Old 25th May 2018, 03:57 AM
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What will quickly kill a centre vlsd is applying power with the handbrake applied.

A while ago, when I was running a plated rear diff and helical front diff, my centre vlsd wore out. Was it just old age, or did the upgraded front and rear diffs play a part? I don’t know. I have since upgraded both my rear and centre diffs so it won’t be an issue I should see again
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Thanks for that info, Rally.

Worth knowing if people are tempted to drive standard Subarus in non-standard ways.

They are very well designed to do what they are designed to do, like lots of other things.

Do not drive an F Type Jaguar along normal off road tracks ... .
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Running upgraded diffs is fine for the centre diff, but like Rally said don't use the handbarke. Driving through the brakes is fine (foot brake), I've done countless steep rocky climbs doing that & my centre diff is still going 100%
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