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It's a lot of trouble to go to for a viscous LSD. It's better than an open diff but not by much. Get a clutch LSD from the RS (RX?) Liberty or a JDM WRX STi, this is what I have & it's excellent. You will still need to play with the axles though
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It's a lot of trouble to go to for a viscous LSD. It's better than an open diff but not by much. Get a clutch LSD from the RS (RX?) Liberty or a JDM WRX STi, this is what I have & it's excellent. You will still need to play with the axles though
^ what he said. Also have a clutch LSD coupled with a 20 kg sti centre diff. Goes a treat.
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Are the RS Liberty and JDM WRX ratios still 3.7:1 or would they also require swapping the gears around? I'm happy enough playing around with it all but the information battle is the hard part, just trying to understand what's what.

Are clutch type LSD units user serviceable? I would assume any second hand unit probably wants rebuilding while you have the chance.

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Been scanning around at all the Subaru diff types, anyone know if the JDM GC8 suretrac R160 LSD would also be swappable? I know torsen type diffs need both wheels on the ground so it might not suit all offroad situations but they are the superior LSD, correct?
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Best LSD is plated.
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Best LSD is plated.
For severe offroad applications (wheel in the air), otherwise, I think that a torsen type is superior.
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If the wheel is in the air then you need a locker. I got stuck in mud with a plated diff even though both wheels were on the ground. Only spun one wheel. In other situations though it performed better than the standard diff
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If a plated is no better with a wheel in the air, then a torsen type should be superior because in that mud you only had one wheel spinning, you would have had both with a torsen.

I remember Dedman's thread about his issues with the plated diffs.

http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=6790
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During the diff locker project, I was using a torsen rear diff. Before that I was running a plated rear diff. The plated diff was better off road.
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What was the make of your torsen diff ? And what was the make and locking setup of the plated diff, just curious.
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