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Old 20th September 2013, 09:32 AM
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Its very smooth. Have to wait to see how it handles in the wet but I'm sure it will be well behaved. The big test will be when I go offroad next...
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Old 20th September 2013, 03:28 PM
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Is it noisy ?
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Old 20th September 2013, 11:42 PM
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Quiet as a mouse. I think using Redline diff oil has helped
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Old 21st September 2013, 08:04 AM
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As soon as you can, take a video of a diagonal spin, I'd like to see how it works on the terrain
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Just remember the more slippery the diff oil is to keep the LSD quiet the less effective it actually is as an LSD. It's a fine trade off with LSD oil. That said redline is a good brand.
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Old 22nd September 2013, 12:27 AM
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Gidday NL

I have followed all this with considerable interest. Well done. Very nice photos, too.

It will be interesting to see how it all works in practice. It should be better than the vLSD in my SG.

As for being able to tell that the car has a highly effective LSD in the back, well ...
None of the Jaguars, Astons, Ferraris, etc that I have driven (albeit a very long time ago) gave any indication that they had highly effective LSDs in the back (not sure if the Jensen Interceptor ff had one in the front or not ... ).
I suspect that if one can tell from primary symptoms when driving the car, it is not adjusted/configured very well. I may well be wrong, but that's been my experience.

I also note that the vLSD in mine doesn't give any signs of its being there - until things come a bit unstuck at the back ... Then it feels quite different from the way my Impreza felt in the same sort of situation - sort of more "grabby".

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Old 23rd September 2013, 02:48 AM
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Well, the mods havent stopped

It took a while but I eventually found a set of 4 plus set of 5 Audi forged 15" alloys with +38 offset (steelies are +48 offset). Also 4 centre caps.


I then had to get hubcentric rings to locate the wheel properly on the hub centre:


The Audis use a ball seat wheel nut (Subie uses cone) but a different thread, so I got custom nuts from the States:


Got my Kuhmo Venturer 215/75/15 muddies fitted:



I had my Geolanders AT-s fitted to the other set of Audi rims, removed the Audi logo from the centre caps & applied carbon vinyl wrap in a silver colour.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 03:06 AM
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The Kuhmos wouldn't fit on the rear due to low spring perches & horrible SF Foz offset, so I got some bolt on wheel spacers:


Before Front:


After Front:


Before Rear:


After rear:


They also help dramatically with the handling
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Old 23rd September 2013, 03:20 AM
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Great pics Nachaluva. Have you become a Luva of the Mods so you can get to remote spots so you can Luv the Nacha? ...

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Old 23rd September 2013, 03:43 AM
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Your Forry sure is coming along very nicely NachaLuva, I must say.

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