kingbobdole wrote:Yup it'll awd. For now its gonna run "open" which means about 75% rear drive.
Nice. Just remember to avoid the slippery stuff. For one, with an open diff and that mechanical rear bias, it'll be basically RWD, and a handful. But more importantly, when the diff free spins like that with no controller, it's hard on the LSD, so will cause a bit of premature wear. Nothing too severe, but I'd recommend getting a controller in there before you try driving it in the snow (although I wouldn't be surprised if this car hides out all winter).
Also, I'm sure you've done some research. But I've had more than a little experience with the DCCDPro controllers. They're very nice, and easy to install. I would recommend getting the automatic one, not the manual one. A friend of mine has a fully-manual version in his bugeye, and it's kind of annoying, as you want to leave it somewhat engaged while driving, but you pretty much have to release it to get into a parking spot (that LSD is STROOONNNNG, plus sticky tires.....it's annoying).
Another friend has the automatic one in his '96 impreza, with OEM switches to control it. It's so slick, you can leave it in auto mode, and forget about it, or switch it to manual and really lock it down for RallyX. I'm thinking about getting a 5MT DCCD center diff for my brat transmission, and it'll be a DCCDPro controller for sure.
We use a GEMS controller
in the Ziptie Rally #171 car, it's an amazingly powerful unit, with customizeable 3D maps (up to 3 stored on the unit at a time). But I wouldn't recommend the investment for anything but a stage rally car.
'89 XT6, 4EAT AWD, crunched. Probably eventual RallyX project
'84 Brat, 4" Lift
'87 Toyota 4Runner...wheeling project
'92 Toyota Celica ST.....slow DD