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Old June 16th, 2015, 07:56 AM
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Ashcroft Limited slip diff for LT230

Spotted this on the Ashcroft site. Haven't decided what I think of it yet, but its always interesting to have options.

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Old June 16th, 2015, 11:34 AM
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I've been thinking of getting one. I'm notorious for forgetting to lock my diff at times.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 11:43 AM
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I've been thinking of getting one. I'm notorious for forgetting to lock my diff at times.
I've fallen into that trap before...

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Old June 16th, 2015, 11:46 AM
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Always embarrassing when it happens.

Really the big plus of this is for high speed work like racing.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 07:18 PM
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Always embarrassing when it happens.

Really the big plus of this is for high speed work like racing.
Or just high speed dirt/gravel roads.
A few of the blokes on AULRO have them and reckon it makes a huge difference in driveability on gravel, just stops the hunting back and forwards of the open centre diff without the inherent understeer of a locked centre diff.

I'm hoping it also eliminates a bit of slop from the t/case, I have one, plus Maxi Drive low range gears going in this week, if I can actually get time in the workshop.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 10:56 PM
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Had one in my RRC and would like to have one in the D90.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 11:11 AM
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I was curious about these myself but have never cone across an installation manual. Is there much to putting one in besides refreshing the front and rear output seal/bearings and dropping this in - or is there some shimming and such required also?
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Old June 18th, 2015, 11:51 AM
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I've fallen into that trap before...

You must have one of those weird D2's without LOW range.
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You must have one of those weird D2's without LOW range.
That WAS low range ya nerd, just wasn't center locked
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He had it mixed up with a Fleelander.
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That WAS low range ya nerd, just wasn't center locked
Man that thing sounds anemic!
How many gerbils you got in there?
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Yeah, I love the tdi, so much better in low range
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Yeah, I love the tdi, so much better in low range
No, I meant that your truck specifically sounds anemic compared to mine!
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I'd be more likely to get the upgraded cross shaft than the limited slip. -Jeff
While the case is open, what's to say you can't do both?
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It doesn't say what type of lsd it is, but I wouldn't think it uses the same guts. -Jeff
It works on the same concept as a Trutrac. And you still have your difflock.

I've been contemplating getting one.
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I want one for running on snow-covered roads. My 80 series cruiser has a viscous center diff (similar setup) and it is an animal in the snow. I always found that the range rovers with the BW case performed better on snowpack than LT230 equipped discos, and I suspect it's the center diff.

The cruiser has a selectable center diff lock and engaging it (instead of leaving it limited slip) makes it handle way worse in the snow.
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It doesn't say what type of lsd it is, but I wouldn't think it uses the same guts. -Jeff
It is a Torsen diff. No cross pins. Much stronger than stock.
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There is a thread on Pirate4x4 where Buck installed one in his race car (LS based V8 space frame lunar lander buggy racing thing). That guy could bend a crowbar in a sandbox and he hasn't broken it yet.
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Didn't Quaife make one for the lt230 at some point? -Jeff
Yes quaife make one as well. It is two or three times the cost.
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The Quaife ATB sometimes needs shimming to cure excess end float, something Ashcrofts ATB doesn't seem to need.

For a unit that uses the same design as the Quaife but is so much cheaper, it's a bit of a no-brainer, and that goes for the final drive ATB's too.
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