KAAZ Limited Slip Differentials (LSD) are designed for drivers
looking for maximum performance, and a differential that can take
the type of abuse found at the track and competition level.
Confidently put the power to the wheels with the KAAZ line of
Limited Slip Differentials.
With the KAAZ LSD, the pressure plate rings have the side gear,
the pinion and the pinion gears locked inside and behind each
pressure rings are a number of clutch plates. When torque is
applied to the differential, the differential case will rotate and
throw the pinion into the pressure ring cam. The pressure ring is
then pushed out against the clutch plates thereby squeezing them
together. This in turn causes the wheels to lock together,
depending on the power applied. This effect limits wheel spin
during hard cornering and applies power to the wheels evenly when
more power is applied. On acceleration and deceleration, it
provides even grip and on neutral power, it also free's up for less
drag and easier turning.
Limited Slip Differential Configuration Types
KAAZ produces two configuration types commonly classified as 1.5
way or a 2 way. This designation reflects the design of the cam
groove which enables the LSD to function differently under
acceleration/deceleration loads. The 2 way is constructed in a way
to have positive lock motion in both acceleration and deceleration
mode, the 1.5 way functions similar to a 2 way under acceleration
however provides less lock-up when decelerating. The 1.5 way may
provide more forgiving balance depending on vehicle setup and
driver skill when braking is compared to a 2 way setup. For Front
Wheel Drive vehicles the 1.5 way is also very effective providing
extra stability during braking.
1.5 Way Limited Slip Differential (Most common
Typically the 1.5 way differential is suitable for all types of
motorsports driving. With optimized performance during acceleration
it carries a lighter lockup on deceleration which is best suited
for traditional road racers. Despite the fact that 1.5 way units
have slighter lock up on deceleration, many users may still use
this cam type for aggressive motorsports such like drifting or low
gear auto crossing & gymkhana.
2.0 Way Limited Slip Differential (Drifting
The 2 way is beneficial for high speed tracks and drifting.
During R&D the more aggressive drivers preferred the 2 way over
the 1.5 way L.S.D. due to better stability during high speed
cornering. The 2 way L.S.D. provides great control during
late-breaking scenarios where the vehicle is actually slowed down
during the apex rather then traditional braking which is applied
before entering or during the apex. For drifting the 2 way is most
beneficial for shift locking and very aggressive transitions. The 2
way lsd is designed to keep the rear in sideways motion even during
shifting. Most commonly users have preferred the 2 way L.S.D. over
the 1.5 way for drifting.