3J Driveline NXG Plate-Type Limited Slip Differential
Convert your 1.6 open differential to an LSD with the 3J Driveline NXG Limited Slip Differential.
From fast-road and track day to all-out race or drift applications, the 3J Driveline NXG Plate-Type Limited Slip Differential can be set up exactly to suit your requirements. The amount of pre-load and ramp angles are fine-tuned for each application, affecting how the differential locks under acceleration and braking.
Plate-type Limited Slip Differentials have a cross pin which rides up a ramp on the bevel gear, applying pressure to the friction plates and locking both sides of the differential together. For example, a shallow ramp angle of 25 degrees will allow the cross pin to slide up the bevel gear easily, applying more locking force to the differential. Steep 90-degree ramp angles prevent any additional load from being applied, relying on pre-load to lock the differential instead.
Pre-load is used to set how much force is applied to the friction plates before any engine torque is applied to the differential. More pre-load requires less effort to lock the differential, locking it sooner. Due to how plate-type differentials lock, slight noise and wheel judder can be expected at low speeds.
Suits all MK1 1.6 MX-5s with push-in driveshafts.