I'm more of a torque-biasing differential guy, but either way mechanical traction aids are outstanding.Yes. Single Mass FlyWheel and Limited Slip Differential For The Win.
Does he mean the differential?
If so, that makes me wonder if the VAQ system is just plain stuck in the car due to integration.
I'd rather have a Quaife unit. I love those things. Very progressive.
It might. We'll see in a few miles, I can't be sure what problem they were trying to solve until I feel it without the nannies in the way.The stated goal of torque limiting in first and second is to avoid wheel hop breaking drive shafts, iirc. It will feel way worse if your regular road surface is gravel because once all the limiters and traction control steps in so much sooner.
Thanks, man! I hadn't seen that.If you want to know what the VAQ system is read my thesis on it here:-
What happens if I replace that differential with a conventional mechanical unit? Is that even possible within reason, at this point? On one hand, it doesn't look complicated to remove mechanically, but there's always more to it, and I don't know how the electronic systems would react. Do people ever remove these and fit something normal?
Yeah, that's what I was worried about. Mechanically (despite it's complexity) it shouldn't be difficult to remove; but that's not the problem, is it? Maybe it's worth looking into, but my knowledge pool tops off at your wonderful explanation of the system. I'll have to look into what would need to be changed; because if I ever have a problem with this unit I'm going to be interested in using that as an excuse to replace it.You can rip off the VAQ unit, fit the non VAQ parts to the gearbox case & swap out the open diff & fit an LSD.....then spend ages coding out the VAQ unit from the Canbus….then tell modules like the engine & ABS that the VAQ is NOT fitted.. ..
The are way too many electronics in these cars....some good some bad....even on my lowly 1.4lt I had to leave it in spirt the whole time & slacken off the nannies...to get it to drive input to output...
Great write up. Have to say it seems quite an elegant solution. Complex (only in the way it has to be activated), yes, but so much more flexible than a mechanical lsd.If you want to know what the VAQ system is read my thesis on it here:-