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I am honestly not sure exactly how it works either, but I think that mechanic is confused.

The differential works all the time, every time you go around a corner the clutch plates? are slipping against each other and any needed lubrication is happening. This allows the wheels to rotate at different speeds because the distance around the outside of a corner is longer than the distance around the inside.

When you do a burn-out, you are asking the plates to not slip; so both tires get power instead of just one. I don't think there is any lubrication at work here, probably just the opposite.
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JBert is correct.

Damn - All this time I've been scrubbing rubber off I considered it periodic maintenance.

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Damn - All this time I've been scrubbing rubber off I considered it periodic maintenance.
Well, it does exfoliate the rear tires



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To my limited knowledge, the 8.8 Torson uses a friction worm gear system without friction plates (clutches).
Torsen was installed in a relatively small number of cars compared to the number of cars that came with the clutch type limited slip differentials.
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Torsen was installed in a relatively small number of cars compared to the number of cars that came with the clutch type limited slip differentials.
Yeah, I forgot about that. Both of mine have the Torsen. Either way, if it's turn'n, it's lubricate'n. It was a brainfart (happens quite often these days), I forgot not all mustangs have that.


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Mmmmm Exfoliate


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Well, it does exfoliate the rear tires

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Well, it does exfoliate the rear tires

I wonder how that would play? "Officer I was just exfoliating my tires!"
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I wonder how that would play? "Officer I was just exfoliating my tires!"
Somebody try that and let us all know how it goes. haha
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I have been told it's good to occasionally smoke the tires to keep the limited-slip rear end lubricated. Is that fact or fiction?

Fiction.


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I do not see an issue with burning out or doing high rpm clutch dumps when on street tires. They go up in smoke alleviating any shock to the driveline anyway so if anything you are only wearing our tires yout and revving the engine high...the clutch/tranny/driveshaft/rear-end should not be affected too much. It's dumping the clutch on slicks/Drag radials where you run the risk of breaking stuff.

As long as you don't mind rubber on the fenderwells/rear bumper/undercarraige and knowing you will be replacing your tires sooner than by all means have fun and burn out.

I do 2nd gear burnouts in the box at the track...it's what you do to warm the tires up.

Have fun OP and stop worrying so much. It's a mustang and can take some abuse...

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it ain't good for anything (except giggles) to smoke tires. It ain't bad (unless it involves a telephone pole/curb/weak spot in drive train). Do you want to do this? if so go for it, if it's only for your nephews find a YouTube video of the same color car doing it and say here.

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just don't forget to disable Traction Control before burning rubber

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Never understand why people get so worked up about someone having fun! I Paid a lot of money to have a 1/2 mile driveway and am proud to say over the last 10 years quite a bit of rubber has been deposited on it! In fact nothing beats seeing your 80+ year old neighbor coming up to say hello, pull his e-brake in his newer fusion and neutral bombing it rolling smoke for a 100 or so feet! I encourage everyone who can in a safe setting burn some rubber, that includes doing donuts in private parking lots if having permission ( I have a 45,000 Sq Ft black top lot) or anywhere else that can be done without jeopardizing others or yourself. Have fun people! Live a little! Let your car breathe and have some fun too! For the record, I have always and always will be who I am, I have run over 500 Friday and Saturday street races minutes from where I live, spotters 1/2 from start and end points with no chance of anyone getting on the road in between. If anyone is ever near the Pittsburgh area and wants to join in on the fun let me know, many (25 or so) 600+ whp cars come to play and every once in a while my father will bring his 69 maro sporting a nice 572 ci cranking out 975 hp to the pavement to show us "kids" what a real car can do.
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