I can't belive forums, all of these internet experts with big opinions and none of them actualy have any sort of substance to what they state.mpg9999 said:There are conflicting opinions about it. http://www.sr20forum.com/showthread.php?t=22259&highlight=phanton+grip
Neither contributes to push, even a really locked up phantomgrip with the comp spring package.Driven97 said:I was chasing a Type R around Grattan Raceway this summer. I could keep up in most places, and could seriously outbrake him (Thanks Carbotech!) However, I would get absolutely killed in corner exit. Despite major late apexes, I would have to wait a good 1 full second longer than him to apply full power.
Driving a Type R (Which has a Quaife-like helical LSD) it requires almost no thought. Just floor it pretty much anywhere, and the car will pull you around the corner.
While neither the Nismo or Phantom Grip setups are torque biasing like a helical unit, would they help me catch that Type R, or would they cause more push as they lock up?
Mark, for daily driving don't waste your money, your stock vlsd is just fine. I have a Quaife, I only notice its there when I autocross. Puttering around town (even in a spirited manner) it doesn't do a whole lot if anything at all.vladha said:After reading the NPM article, plus some more in different magazines(they make them for other imports, too), I think this is a great bang for the buck. Heck, less than 1/2 the price of the Nismo unit. I have no immediate plans or time to "track" my car, so this would probably be great for my daily driving.
Wow, Grattan I would imagine good brakes would be a huge advantage at the end of that main straightI was chasing a Type R around Grattan Raceway this summer
Its a nice upgrade to a stock VLSD, makes it work nearly as well as a Quaife or Nismo. Get the green comp spring kit, surface the spider gears flat and shim it tight. Works like a charm.FastNX said:Wow, Grattan I would imagine good brakes would be a huge advantage at the end of that main straight
Would a phantom grip unit help to slow the aging process of the VLSD? I've got a spare tranny with only 120 000 KM on it (like 80K miles), i wonder if i should pop a phantom grip in that..
How does the phantom grip improve braking? I can see how it can improve grip by emulating the ground. When the phantom grip units pushes out, it's the same as if both wheels are solidly planted on the ground. But I don't see how that can improve braking distance.Driven97 said:I was chasing a Type R around Grattan Raceway this summer. I could keep up in most places, and could seriously outbrake him (Thanks Carbotech!) However, I would get absolutely killed in corner exit. Despite major late apexes, I would have to wait a good 1 full second longer than him to apply full power.
I used a couple of spacers and compressed the crap out the unit in my vice. Basicaly I preloaded it as much as posible with the spacers, so it bairly goes in when compressed.99SE-L said:Mike, did you put in the tuning spacers with your competition(green) springs? When I put in the spacers with the green springs, I couldn't compress it enough to fit the tiny plate holders on. So I just took out the spacers and still had to drill my own plate holders. I am regretting buying the green springs as you can just use a bunch of spacers with the gold spring and get the same amount of spring force.