Performance Differentials

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  • Limited Slip Differential: The most popular for those looking for a performance upgrade on their modern sedan or sports car. This type of differential typically comes stock with newer car’s but an upgrade will improve wheel spin, and improve toque which generates more traction.
  • Types of limited slip differential include: Mechanical clutch LSD (Limited Slip Differential), One-way LSD, Two- way LSD and One and a Half way LSD.
  • Locked differential: For 4 wheel drive enthusiasts, locking differentials are extremely popular and necessary for any serious off-roading. This type of differential allows you to create a fixed axle, giving you the freedom to channel torque to a certain side (or even wheel) to create more traction. This makes it easier to get out of sticky situations while off road
  • Active Differential: Like a limited slip differential, an active differential still uses some mechanisms to operate effectively but relies more on its electrical components, rather than pure mechanical force. This style of differential will be found in newer models and can be upgraded or repaired by our team here at GMW.
  • Torque Vectoring differential (TVD): Taking the electronic differential system a step further, this type of diff can manipulate the and of your vehicle in and out of turns by regulating which specific wheel and regulate torque transfer at that specific moment.

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Interested in upgrading your differential? For more information, advice or to book in for your service, contact our team at GMW today and we will be happy to assist you. For those who are looking to improve performance, increase the amount of power your modern vehicle is putting out, or wanting your car to handle better while 4-wheel driving, you may be looking at upgrading to a performance differential.

Performance vehicles are exceptional machines that are known for their speed and horsepower, but while these components make for a great adrenaline rush, they can also equate to a lot of tension on the base of your vehicle. The addition of a high performance differential can alleviate any strain on your vehicle, giving your car better handling and control.

The team at GMW can help you in the selection and installation of the right performance diff for your car and driving style. We are dedicated to staying up to date on the latest trends and technologies in our industry so that we can provide you with the best products and service in the Perth area.

As a forward thinking team, we know that performance vehicles are moving more and more towards electrical components, which is why we are constantly investing in training and equipment to handle our changing industry. Our skills combined with our modern workshop means that you’ll be getting the best quality service for your performance diff upgrade in the Perth region.

Our team specialises in German automobiles but is happy to accommodate all makes and models for your differential requirements. For more information, advice or to book in for your service, contact our team today and we will be happy to assist you.

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Get in touch with us today, to see how we can help with your performance differential upgrades.

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A full inspection of your vehicle every time.

Discuss any and all Services

We will discuss any and all services with you, and the best course of action before any work being carried out.

Only the Best

We only use the best parts, oils and lubricants based on their quality and affordability.

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We have a loan car available (prior arrangement necessary).

Pick Up/Drop Off Service

Pick up/drop off service is available (prior arrangement necessary).

Weekend Availability

We have weekend availability, however, you must call to discuss.

Qualified Team

A highly qualified team of mechanics who are specialists in German automobiles.

Frequently Asked Questions

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There are a few signs you can look out for differential damage which include:

  • Tire Damage
  • Vibrations coming from your drive shaft
  • Loud, whining noises
  • Difficult handling – If you notice your car not turning or driving normally
  • Grinding Gears
The most important thing you can do is to make sure that you are driving your car safely on the roads. It is also vital to make sure that you have your cars differential oil changed every 50,000 to 80,000 km.
The biggest advantage of a limited slip differential is that your car will handle better on the roads, especially in more extreme conditions such as rain, hail or on unpaved roads. This is because the LSP prevents excessive power from being given to one wheel, instead keeping the amount of torque even between both wheels . This ensures that you have an even amount of traction across all wheels.