Many feel that LSD is detrimental on a road course. You won't miss it on the street. I have no first hand knowledge of this as I didn't hear it personally from any of the engineers or factory drivers, but I have heard reports that the Lotus factory drivers do not like the LSD and Lotus only put it in as an option to help the autocrossers.i'm looking into purchasing a 08 exige s 240. however, this vehicle is not equipped with lsd. i'm not planning on taking this car to a track at all, but is lsd a must if i do decide to track this car? also, will i notice anything on the streets? tia
fixed that for you rnr .If you are ever, ever, ever, EVER going to autocross AND are never, never, never, NEVER going to track it you want an LSD
Yes, very bad. Resist that temptation next time...... p-l-e-a-s-e -poke-.I dunno about LSD, but my lotus IS equipped with LDS. (Being that I am a member of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Curch) here in Utah. My Lotus is technically LDS driver equipped! Bad Joke, but I couldn't resist.
Actually haven spent plenty of time tracking the Elise at 3 different tracks I have to disagree - the car has been just fine with an LSD and at least one owner has datalogged proof of an improved laptime after putting in an LSD into his car :shrug:
Interesting, as I have just installed an aftermarket Cusco LSD on my '05 Elise, and I track my car frequently.Thank you all for your response.
It seems that having an LSD is better than not having one in both track and auto-x situations. Unfortunately, this car that i'm looking at doesn't have one installed.
Do you guys think that this is big enough reason to walk away from this deal? I don't want to regret it later when i decide to track this car or even take it to an auto-x event.
Also, how much is it to retrofit or to install after market lsd? Anyone with a similar experience where you purchased a non-LSD'd vehicle and ended up installing one? Did it really make a noticeable difference and was it worth it?
I truly base my comment about the LSD only on the hearsay from the Lotus drivers as I have never driven an Elise or Exige with LSD.Actually haven spent plenty of time tracking the Elise at 3 different tracks I have to disagree - the car has been just fine with an LSD and at least one owner has datalogged proof of an improved laptime after putting in an LSD into his car :shrug:
The reason I specificaly mention autocross is because it much more likely that you will notice the lack of LSD at autocross than you will notice any supposed understeer at the track.
So was I having a 60's LSD flashback and really didn't hear this? Or do the brits just have a completely different driving style than those on this side of the pond? It seems that the majority here are liking the LSD more than not on the road courses.I have heard reports that the Lotus factory drivers do not like the LSD and Lotus only put it in as an option to help the autocrossers.