Last post on Sep 08, 2007 at 11:04 AM
You are in the Honda S2000
What is this discussion about?
Honda S2000, Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Convertible
#175 of 183 Re: 350z test results [fedlawman]
Jul 08, 2007 (11:48 pm)
Who said anything about an lsd preventing wheelspin with equal traction at both wheels? I said you'd have better traction with an lsd compared to an open diff, regardless of road conditions. How would an open diff ever have better traction than an lsd?
#176 of 183 Re: 350z test results [montrose]
Jul 09, 2007 (9:44 am)
"Who said anything about an lsd preventing wheelspin with equal traction at both wheels?"
This LSD discussion stemmed from a comment posted on June 10th...
"they had a model w/o limited slip and still posted 0-60 in 5.2. So accel times with a limited slip should be a few ticks better than that!"
Don't you agree that this comment suggests that an LSD somehow improves traction on the dragstrip.
"How would an open diff ever have better traction than an lsd?"
I never said it would.
#177 of 183 Re: 350z test results [fedlawman]
Jul 09, 2007 (9:20 pm)
You replied to my comment, so I thought that was directed at me.
A limited slip won't improve traction at the drag strip, but having both tires spinning with a limited slip is better than having one tire spinning with and open differential. If all the other areas of the car have been addressed (suspension/wheel hop, sticky tires), the car with the limited slip will get to the end of the track faster than the car with the open differential.
#183 of 183 Re: Z Shifter vs' S2000 Shifter [habitat1]
Sep 08, 2007 (11:04 am)
I used to service, sell and race 240Z & 280Z's. (also 510's)I think they lost the bloodline between then and know. The new Z is a nice car, but very different from the S2K and the early Z's - I think the original "Y2K" - Yatuka Katayama - who was responsible for Datsun and the Z in the U.S., wouldn't be thrilled with the new car. What a great gentleman was "Mr. K".
I drove both, liked both, but the S2000 was a "rush," and the 350Z was "nice," so I bought the S2000. Make sure you get to drive one that has at least 2,000 miles on it so you can realy drive it. Newer rear suspension w larger tires seems to let you get closer to the limit w less drama. Also the glass rear window is nice.