Quaife ATB Differential – reloaded

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  • #76768
    frenk
    frenk
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    The Focus RS Edition seems to come with the Quaife LSB already installed. There has been some rave around pertaining to a better handling and traction in corners, although with poor persuasion and mixed ideas.

    I was fancying an upgrade this year and so I asked my Ford dealer for retrofitting the Quaife LSD into my 2016 RS. The answer was quite sobering.

    First, the price in Switzerland is CHF 2,750 (£ 2,070) all included.

    Second, they fitted it on the same vehicle that I have (may 2016). The effect was negligible and unperceivable on the road. So the verdict is: a complete waste of time and money. It seems to be a placebo and marketing effect ūüôĀ

    Any opinions, folks?

    #76770
    9designs
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    Mine gets fitted in a couple of week !!!!¬†¬†¬† I let you know.¬† Going to shops I don’t expect any difference



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    #76771

    RSOldie
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    @frenk the benefits of the lsd are for track use, although traction out of slow speed turns, especially in the wet should be improved for fast road work.

    #76773
    white-rs2
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    It makes a marked noticeable difference and the Ford UK dealer I used or Mountune UK cost for supply and fit is / was £1401.



    RS Edition (RED),

    Standard as Ford Should of Intended.

    #76801
    Sennaboy
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    Mine is also being fitted in a couple of weeks and having a ptu brace fitted at the same time so should be intresting to see the difference . ¬†I went to the autosport show last weekend and had a chat with the guys at quaiffe and it appears the car wasvways ment to have a LSD but someone at ford America didn’t sign it off so it was deleted . They also said that ford has ordered hundreds of LSD so that proves it is a good mod to do

     



    #76911
    frenk
    frenk
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    Right…, different opposing views around. I’ve done 50,000 km on roads so far, nil on tracks. So I postpone this LSD project and wait for more convincing data ūüėé

    #81978

    sm3agol
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    Did anyone do the Quaife Diff install on the Focus RS on their own?
    I plan to do mine over the weekend and I was wandering if I need to also change the bearings and some sealings I have seen in some other videos.

    If anybody has some feedback, anything is appreciated as it will be too late to decide/order when the gearbox will be open.

    #81979
    white-rs2
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    You need the following –

    Differential Fitting Kit

    Differential Fitting Kit

    £195.00 Inc. VAT
    £162.50 Ex. VAT

    Genuine Ford parts required for the installation of the Mk3 Focus RS Quaife ATB differential.

    Includes the following:

    2 Output driveshaft seals
    Transfer box seal
    2 Differential bearings
    10 Ring gear bolts
    3 Transfer box / prop bolts

     

     



    RS Edition (RED),

    Standard as Ford Should of Intended.

    #81980
    jasoni
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    Having mine fitted at the same time as the HG waranty work is carried out. Been quoted 1400 to supply and fit

    #81981
    white-rs2
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    Its not worth losing your warranty to save a couple of hundred £ and loosing the whole weekend to do it. As fitting it yourself blows your warranty.

    The Diff, The Fitting kit and The Labour averages at around £1400 done and dusted.



    RS Edition (RED),

    Standard as Ford Should of Intended.

    #81982
    Hammy
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    Waste of money



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    #81983
    RS77
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    WhiteRS – not sure it makes any difference on the warranty in Romania.

    #81991
    white-rs2
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    @rs77

    hahahahahahaahaaaa well spotted missed that bit LOL ūüôā



    RS Edition (RED),

    Standard as Ford Should of Intended.

    #81999

    sm3agol
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    UK - England

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    They don’t know how to do that here in Romania in Ford service I think lol

    They wouldn’t know about it anyway in case of warranty need.

    My car was in for motor change (cracked block) and after that I did a decat myself Рthe stock cat pipe was welded to the mounts because they had broken some bolts/nuts  РI know for sure I will never go to this service for anything except mandatory oil changes.

     

    The real question was if I can fit the diff without the Mountune differential fitting kit as it was not in stock when I got my PO.

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