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Limited slip differential (LSD)

cartechnical staff

Monday, 7 February 2011 17:08

A limited slip differential (LSD) allows a small amount of speed difference between a pair of driving wheels.

A limited slip diff can improve traction, particularly when accelerating hard out of tight corners. They are often fitted to high-performance cars.

See also differential, locked differential.

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