Actually with a torsen lsd(i believe thats what the solstice has) as soon as one wheel is off the ground the lsd becomes an open diff, both wheels have to be on the ground for a torsen lsd to work properly.Fortimir said:LSD is a very nice thing to have... especially when there's rain or snow on the ground.
And if for some reason one wheel was off the ground, the wheel on the ground would get all the traction.
It is not a locking differential.SOL FULL said:I was told by the dealer it has a LOCKING diff... The same diff found in there 4x4's. GM has the patent to this. If that is true LOCKING diff work differently then limited slip diff.
LSD : Slide-rule :: TC : Basic Calculatorjimbo said:Limited slip differentials were the cave man's way of providing traction control before the invention of computers.
Just try using 4*4 that is locked into 4WD on pavement, in a sharp curve!! I have felt better in some dentists' chairs!! :lol:Darkhamr said:There is only a small handful of TC systems I would allow on my car. Most simply use the ABS sensors to detect differences in wheel speed and then cut power until they match again. NO THANK YOU!
LSD for me please. BTW, a differentials purpose is to allow the wheels to turn at different speeds when rounding a corner since the wheels paths are different lengths. If you had a locking diff in the car on pavement the entire body would shake and shimmy as one side was dragged around the corner.
Too true. The confusion stems from the item code used by Pontiac for this part. It is identified as G80 when ordered on the Solstice, the same code used for the Eaton locking differential found on GMC and Chevy pickups and SUV's. It is not a locking diff on the solstice, but a limited slip, same as is found on the Cadillac CTS. But most Pontiac dealers should be forgiven as they are usually also GMC dealers, but not Cadillac dealers.shabby said:Dealers are clueless 90% of the time, a locking diff on a roadster? I have my doubts.