Difference between Traction Control and Limited Slip Differential??

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by alfred, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. alfred

    alfred Guest


    I am noticing that the Honda Accord V6 and CRV uses a term about having
    Traction Control, and the Civic Si says it has Heliptical Limited Slip
    Differential. What is the difference? I had a 1990 Mazda Miata and it had
    basic Limited Slip because I had the Tier II model.

    My main question is what is the difference beween Traction Control and
    Limited Slip and if any one knows what the difference between Limited Slip
    and Heliptical Limited Slip is?

    alfred, Jul 1, 2007
  2. alfred

    BlackGT2000 Guest

    Basically limited slip adds traction, and traction control decreases
    loss of traction. A limited slip differential is an actual mechanical
    setup that sends power to a second tire when traction is lost on the
    drive tire. Traction control usually works by the computer applying
    the brake to the drive tires when it senses that traction has been
    lost. In some cars the Traction contrl also retards the engine itself
    to keep power from reaching the wheels.
    BlackGT2000, Jul 1, 2007
  3. alfred

    alfred Guest

    Okay thanks for the info, that was just what I wanted to know. I was reading
    that the Civic Si has alot of good safety features like 4 wheel disc brakes,
    ABS, EBD and Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Helical
    Limited Slip Differential. I also like tha auto locking feature and the
    automatic head restraints, alot of great features.
    alfred, Jul 2, 2007
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