Source: Champion announcement
CLINTON, Mo. – Champion Brand’s latest new product – Limited-Slip Friction Modifier Additive – works with some diesel pick-ups to eliminate noise, vibration, and harshness associated with certain positraction, limited slip, and locking differentials.
Its robust formula improves mileage, less wheel-spin, creates more traction, longer drain intervals, and less wear.
By using Champion’s Limited-Slip Friction Modifier Additive at a 1:25 dilution in appropriate gear oils or at a 1:10 ratio to provide full factory limited slip performance.
Champions Use Champion Racing Motor Oil
Champion friction modification technology has been shown to provide more durable friction modification than the major OEM technologies in SAE #2 friction durability testing with a variety of clutch plate materials. The additive has a high viscosity-index (VI) that provides relatively constant viscosity and film thickness with varying temperature change.
This premium friction modification technology has been lab tested and field proven in demanding high-speed police fleet trials – where fast acceleration, high torque, and low traction place severe demands on locking differentials. Surpasses OEM requirements
Champion Limited-Slip Friction Modifier Additive specific properties: Light-Amber color, 5.1 Viscosity @ 100°C cSt, Flash Point 385°F, 0.88 Specific Gravity. Composition Ingredients: Mineral Oil and small concentrations of proprietary LSD performance additives.
Basically, a differential allows the inside and outside wheel to rotate at different speeds in a turn.
An “open-differential” is the simplest type of differentials utilized by many Diesel OEMs. In this scenario the differential allows the inside and outside wheels to turn at different speeds.
Unfortunately, an open-differential cannot get the power to the wheel that has the least amount of traction.
During straight-line acceleration, an open-differential often produces a “peg-leg” type burnout. This diminishes straight-line performance.
An open differential will tend to spin the inside tire and diminishes the ability of the vehicle’s traction. There is a significant advantage to having both wheels pushing or pulling a diesel vehicle.
This was the purpose behind the development of limited-slip differentials (LSD). They were designed to work in both an “open” configuration and a “locked” configuration by limiting or controlling the amount of slip allowed in the differential. For a maximum straight-line acceleration in severe environments or under heavy load, the LSD would allow zero slip between the left and right drive wheels.
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