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Which LSD to buy, OS Giken,Wavetrac,Nismo or Cusco

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Just looking for feed back from anyone that fitted an aftermarket lsd in their Z. Since fitting MCA coilovers and Yokohama AD08R tyres it’s highlighted how weak the stock VLSD is . I don’t want a 2 way so would prefer a 1 way or 1.5 way . My car is a weekend warrior so don’t mind if I have to put up with a few clunks and pops from a nice tight diff . I’ve heard nothing but good things about os Giken and is my first choice but I’m also tempted by the Wavetrac. The Nismo GT pro kit offers great value for money but I’ve read it is very harsh in its operation. The Cusco RS also seems like a good choice although I’ve not read that much feedback about it. I’ll also put a 4.08 final drive in whilst I’m at it, just wish the Aussie dollar wasn’t so weak at the moment :-(

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Hey Bry,

I too am doing some research on a 1.5 way for my Z as well. There are a few options out there however I don't think many Z owners have upgraded their stock VLSD. I've been chatting to a couple of guys in the US and they all tend to steer me towards the OS Gilken.

Not sure on the final drive though as I'd like to keep mine near 3.9, however the 4.08 would be suitable for an N/A setup.

p.s. I feel you on the Aussie dollar atm too... I have parts on hold in the US as it is and don't think I can hold out much longer.

Would be keen to see which route you take though. Keep us informed!

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OS Giken does seem to be the weapon of choice. Interestingly I asked my local Nissan dealer for a quote on a Nismo 3.9 final drive gear set and it is a no longer available part, however, the 4.08 final drive gear set from a Nissan Titan is available for about a $1200 dollars which works out the same as importing from z1 motorsports in the states. I also started to get quotes for the seals and bearings in the diff and Nissan were hugely more expensive than everyone else I'd got quotes from. So the diff and the final drive plus the bushes are all available here in Oz at a reasonable price it's just the bearings and seals that will have to come from the states.

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Hey mate,

I dont know if this is too late or not but I've got the Nismo 1.5 way diff in my z34.

It definitely feels way better then the stock LSD, it also has quick adjustment on the lock percentage which is nice but i leave it on the lowest amount (60%). 

It clunks on 3 point turns but I'm sure all of them do.

I can't compare it to any other diff though, but happy with this one.

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