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06-02-2008, 06:55 PM #1
How do i find out if i have a Posi or limited slip rear end.
I have a 99 Trans am non-WS6
Thanks in Advance
06-02-2008, 06:58 PM #2
Peel out and look for two rubber patches. If not, congrats on your one wheel wonder.
06-02-2008, 07:54 PM #3
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we all have limited slip, because if we posi, it would be impossible to drive in the rain or snow. posi locks the wheels together and does not slip at all. id explain more, but it would be easier to just go howstuffwork.com
unless im mistakin and they offered posi's in some.
06-02-2008, 08:11 PM #4
Positraction is just the term GM decided to use for their limited slip differentials.
Last edited by intheclouds1977; 06-02-2008 at 08:14 PM.
06-02-2008, 08:18 PM #5
06-02-2008, 08:23 PM #6
Thanks for the replies!
Ive seen quite a few T/A burnouts and both wheels turn. I assumed mine does the same thing since i have a T/A too but then i ran into something on the internet that specified that the LS1 TA's had some limited slips. So if i were to burn out would both wheels spin? (of course after turning off the TCS)
the dumb thing is that im not even into doing burn outs myself (fear of Tranny, diff and tires getting destroyed) but its just one of those things that i gotta know...LOL
Last edited by LIGHTNINGMCQUEEN; 06-02-2008 at 08:25 PM.
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06-03-2008, 07:53 AM #11
with a car with this much power you need a lsd. although the gt500 doesn't. that car is very dangerous. ford is cheap they only go for horsepower numbers with their stangs, well and looks.
06-03-2008, 02:51 PM #12
06-03-2008, 03:17 PM #13
^ depends. the kinda guy that might buy a gt500 or ws6 is likely someone who likes to floor it out of corners. lsd is what really helps in cornering. but i get your point. my dad had a 78 V8 camaro with the good ol 350 in it when he was a teen and it had lsd. made it fishtail, spinning out every time.
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