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View Poll Results: What aluminium case would you like to see

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  • Viscous case similar to stock

    3 25.00%
  • Non viscous case similar to a standard RC diff case for much less than a viscous case would cost

    9 75.00%
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Thread: Differential case

  1. #1 Default Differential case 
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    We have been contacted by Laust asking we find out what people want for a diff case. Non viscous case or viscous case at a much lower cost than a viscous plate.

    The aluminum case is 97.4% stronger in stress testing than the stock plastic case.

    Clayton
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  2. #2 Default  
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    well with me being cheap... lol
    No really, I think that a non viscous diff would be great. I've played around with diffrent weight oils in the stock diff, and found you are very limited to what you can use. 5000 weight I find to be almost too much in the stock diff.

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    I'm a cheap ba****d too.. IMO the oil won't stay in the stock case in the first place, regardless the weight of the oil.

    Checked 3 times, filled 3 times... Lost interest.. Now I use heavy grease.

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    I agree, (not with the cheap part) LOL!! But a non viscous diff would be a great addition to the baja. Then we'll have a lot more choices of which grade oils we can use.

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    I'll take whatever, as long as it stupid strong

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    Can I be dumb and ask what the difference is? How is the viscous differential that's stock differ from the non-viscous?

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    If you look inside your diff you will see fins.

    When the oil gets caught up in the fins the oil then helps move the gears.

    A stock diff relies on the gears resistance in the oil.

    When the case is moving and you lift one wheel off the ground the free wheel unloads and little to no power goes to the wheel with traction

    With a viscous when one wheel is lifted the fins in the case move the oil which in turn forces the gears to move which in turn forces the wheel with traction to move thus pushing the car forward even with one wheel off of the ground.

    Jeep has used this in their trucks for 40 years now and it works great.

    Clayton
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    All I can say is hurry up and make the things...lol... I blew my standard diff running the billet cases. The plastic housing flexed just enough to spew the oil out. Bring on the billet I say....Any ideas on when and how much??????

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    We are working on one but want to address different issues so it can't be rushed.

    Clayton
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    Looking forward to it Clayton. All your stuff is quality and I'm sure your diff experience will result in a strong unit. Cant wait. Put me down for two...lol...

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