Re: Limited Slip Differentials
Just to clarify things...Limited Slip is not to be confused with Traction Control, but people often do confuse them.
As stated earlier by zregime, Traction Control is standard on all of the new Mustangs. The Limited Slip is standard on the GTs and available as an option on the V6 cars in a package.
Even though it is standard and alway on when you start the car, Traction Control can and, IMO, SHOULD, be turned off all of the time (unless you are a 16 year old girl!). Ford's version cuts power to regain traction. Not good for drag launches or attempting a burn out.
Limited Slip allows both wheels to try for traction at the same time and stil allows for differential turning radiuses of the wheels on both sides of the car during turns. IMO, all cars that could see winter conditions should have a limited slip and here is why...
With an open rear, the wheel with the least traction will spin wildly while the other wheel just sits there gathering dust (or snow). You could be stopped with one wheel in a slick spot and be stuck not able to move. With a Limited Slip rear, both wheels will turn and eventually, at least one wheel will grab something, allowing you to pull away. The only benefit to an open rear is a little less parasitic drag on smooth dry pavement.
OK, I'll step down from my soap box now.
2006 Legend Lime Mustang GT/Manual Trans
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1967 Lime Gold Galaxie 500 XL/390 4bbl/Toploader
1966 Mustang Coupe/bare metal (rebuild in process-slowly)/engine&trans