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Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential Group Buy

ThatsNotABuick!

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I was looking for a local place that sold a Wavetrac LSD and it seems that nobody around here has one. I contacted Wavetrac and they said they can do a run of them if enough people were interested in them. Please post up here if you are interested.

From what I have read, it is superior to the Quaife LSD.
 

fastNYsix

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Wavetrac gave me the same story. I’d be in for one but I already installed a quaife. FWIW I can say the quaife made a big improvement. I still spin in first a little on a hard launch, but second I can almost dead hook. 0-60 6.1sec
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Walt G

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Wavetrac did agree to sell me mine direct with no group buy, but I had to pay full suggested retail IIRC. But that was still cheaper than buying it from overseas from the one place that sells them (ironically named Regal Autosport... they have no idea what a Buick Regal is).

I did talk Wavetrac into 'free shipping' since I was paying full retail, so that helped a bit too.

According to my notes, they charged me $1095 in 2016. Regal Autosports says it is currently £1,152.00, which Google tells me is $1509, plus shipping to the U.S.

So the deal from Wavetrac was much better, even when I just bought one.

Good luck.
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AZ_GS

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I'd be interested depending on price but also curious how it is better than a Quaife LSD. I used to be into watercooled VW's years ago and most people there swore by their Quaife. That was 10 years ago, maybe things have changed.
 

fastNYsix

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Keep us posted on how it performs. I'm debating getting one.
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ThatsNotABuick!

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Keep us posted on how it performs. I'm debating getting one.
Everyone I have seen post up about it loves it! IIRC, Walt G mentioned it shaved off 10 seconds of his lap times on a track. Reid Smith on the Facebook group 2011 + Buick Regal Owners mentioned it made a huge difference for launches. I have not ran my Regal at the track, so I am going to make some runs 100% stock, with my tune, etc. I am guessing that the LSD will dramatically lower my 60 foot times.
 

MKz2017PremII

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How much will I pay to have the LSD installed by a qualified mechanic...do you suggest having the Buick dealer do the job? Any undo strain on the engine after the LSD is installed?
 

ThatsNotABuick!

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How much will I pay to have the LSD installed by a qualified mechanic...do you suggest having the Buick dealer do the job? Any undo strain on the engine after the LSD is installed?
Based on your signature, it looks like you have an automatic transmission. The LSD will only work for manual transmissions. I doubt the Buick dealership would do something like this, you would likely have to go to an independent mechanic. The price can vary quite a bit for for mechanics, since they will drop the subframe, remove the mission, take apart the mission and install the LSD, then put everything back together. I think it would at least be $1000 for labor. Plus you would want to put in a new clutch, pressure plate and flywheel while you had it out. (you can get all of those for less than $200 total if you look around!)
 

MKz2017PremII

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Too involved for my blood (and money). Thanks.
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