KAAZ Limited Slip Differentials
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 street/track recommendation
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 recommendation
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.
About KAAZ Parts & Accessories
KAAZ USA is the sole importer for KAAZ products from Japan. Founded in the mid 1990's, our primary objective is to provide American customers with a high quality racing differential from Japan. In Japan, KAAZ originated in 1922 and since has become a very important manufacturing company through Asia and the rest of the world. KAAZ has helped major companies both automotive and non-automotive to achieve their desires in manufacturing quality parts.
The perpetual challenge of aiming for the top- KAAZ believes that this act becomes the mission of those involved in motorsports as well as the way to realizing one's dreams. Based on a coherent system of design, development, manufacturing and sales, KAAZ delivers parts for motorsports and racing worldwide in an effort to help cars run faster and feel more comfortable. The quality of KAAZ lineup of products, developed from outstanding concepts and cutting-edge technology, far exceeds that of the competition. Our products are used in every racing field, both in Japan and overseas, and are highly praised from all directions. In the future, concept by KAAZ aims to clear the way for a new generation in motorsports.
Our success in the USA starts with a greatly engineered and produced product from Japan. Our technical customers service far surpasses any of our competitors. We aim to provide our customers with every aspect of professionalism during our operations. When professional teams need professional equipment and support they rely on KAAZ USA.
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