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Old 08-15-2001, 11:28 AM   #11
Jon Bogert
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Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: SE PA
09 GTR, 02 996 C4S
95 993 C4, 71 911, 04 STI


AWD cars have three diffs, front center and rear.

With a LSD in the center only (like 98-99, 02 RSs), you can still lose traction if any two DIAGONAL wheels lose grip. If you are high-centered diagonally, one front and one rear will spin freely.

With a LSD in the center and rear (like 00-01RSs, 02 WRX), you won't lose traction unless three wheels (both rears and one front) slip.

And yes, with three open diffs like an early Audi quattro, if a single wheel loses traction it will spin.
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