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Offline nexus6

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A quaife in a standard agp ss?
« on: July 20, 2015, 10:02:34 pm »
Hello guys.
I'm having some diff bearing repair work done fairly soon and I quite like the idea of putting a quaife in while that was being done... My question is , is it worth doing in a standard SS or do you need to be running a lot more power to make it worth my while in expenses... I've noticed that in first and second putting the power down doesn't feel exactly smooth until ur then in 3rd and things settle down... Any thoughts ? Anyone done it?

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    Re: A quaife in a standard agp ss?
    « Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 10:34:32 pm »
    If you are repairing a diff the put a Quaife in, is it worth it, depends how you drive, it you rarely get on track etc it is probably not worth it, but if you do like driving quick and hard it works well, great traction in most scenarios, I can't really think of a down side too it apart from cost.

    Not sure if the diff is the same for the AGP as the APE  as the gearboxes aren't the same but I don't think the Quaife is as aggressive as it could be  on my APE, gives it pleasant driving manners and great traction but having driven a Corsa Clubsport I preferred its setup, it is much more on it, but how much comes from the diff and how much comes from superior suspension setup it is hard to say, I have yet to transfer the Corsa rear to mine. I've always been a bit of a fan of a tight diff, people used to complain abut the Focus RS Mk1 diff, I bought one because of that. :D

    I have a feeling the AGP and Corsa share the same 'box, might be an avenue to explore but as the went to robust hubs and 5 stud etc vs the SRi which is more like the Punto shafts etc might be different.

    Of course I should say if its the outer bearing the box does not have to come off, you can fix leak etc easy having had mine go after fitting diff.
    « Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 10:41:30 pm by sandys »

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    Re: A quaife in a standard agp ss?
    « Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 09:42:48 am »
    Thanks for the reply mate... I've got a whining from the drivers side engine compartment which has been diagnosed as a dodgy diff so it's a bit more than oil although if you turn out to be right if be happy with that from a money point of view. I'm interested in whether it will help out on some spirited driving but also traction when hard accelerating in a lower gears where it seems to struggle a bit or am I overestimating the quaifes abilities ?

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    Re: A quaife in a standard agp ss?
    « Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 09:58:08 am »
    Of course I meant outer seal rather than bearing, but of course if it is noisy damage is probably already done and you'll probably need to get the box off.

    Yes it does help traction, of course laws of physics still apply and if you are a muppet you will still loose traction but it makes very good use of the grip that is out there, I am running the Pirellis at the moment which aren't very good and so you can really feel it do its work more so than when you are running good rubber, even with the Pirelli the way it pulls in the front end on a wet roundabout for example is impressive, you just keep your foot in and around you go, the slightest lift bringing the rear in to play.

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    Re: A quaife in a standard agp ss?
    « Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 10:08:08 am »
    Thanks for that mate. So would you say it also assists accelerating in a straight line not just when you 're pushing hard in a corner ?

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    Re: A quaife in a standard agp ss?
    « Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 10:54:20 am »
    Its not something I have ever measured or even really care about too much as the first couple of gears are really short and most of the time the shifting is what is killing your launch times rather than traction control, can't say I have ever had issues going in a straight line, in this case its all about throttle control, you can't just stomp the pedal like a loon, you will loose traction even with an LSD, the LSD will help you make the best of what is there.

    I terms of how it help my performances I can say that I used to compete against a couple very handy drivers in Solos and I would consider myself doing well if I got within 2secs of the turbo nutter 4wd machinery, first time out with the diff in the wet I was trading tenths, it was a step change in ability of the car.

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    Re: A quaife in a standard agp ss?
    « Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 11:19:38 am »
    Cheers mate. Thanks for your time ...

     

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