Limited slip diffs aren't the price of a transmission though and the transmissions are direct swaps. The ILX Dynamic has the exact K24 and 6-speed as the Si. I would rather opt for just an LSD.. but you wont really see yourself REQUIRING a LSD until you go over 200whp (like in the case of turbo/S/c) unless you track it. You'd benefit more from a good suspension set up over an LSD until you get those power numbers.New for new I agree. The labor to install a LSD is likely higher than just a transmission swap. Is the final drive on the Si the same as the ILX?
The Si transmission has a limited slip differential Trentimus.
edit: nvm final drives are pretty much the same.
It's more of a handling feature than anything. The most noticeable situations would be throttle applied while turning.I'm for and against having a Limited-slip differential. It's great for performance as both wheels will actually move with each other, perfect for burnouts and drifting But on a car like the ILX, with the packages currently available, it's not necessary to have.
But when/if Acura releases a performance version of the ILX, only then will i see a real need for a limited slip differential, or else it will just fall behind it's competitors.
You're saying if they came out with a high performance model? Like a Type-S or Type-R? I am sure they would add on.anything that claims to be high performance requires a LSD in my opinion.
I heard the exact opposite last month right after the dealer meeting in Vegas. 2.4L in the auto and 6MT premium editions. More sporty model with more power and LSD to be introduced. They are taking it slightly up market with the simultaneous demise of the TSX. Could be a load of crap but it sounded legit. Personally, I'd probably take the cheaper 2.4 6MT because it has so much aftermarket support thanks to its Civic Si Cousin. Having said that I will have to wait to see what other goodies come with this higher model - if it shows up at all of course.You're saying if they came out with a high performance model? Like a Type-S or Type-R? I am sure they would add on.
I don't think the perception of the ILX is toted very highly in the tuner community.. I, PERSONALLY, doubt you guys will get what you want. I believe they will make improvements but that the Type-// models are gone for the years to come.. maybe to make a return in the future but nothing near.
I'll eventually buy the OEM LSD and have it installed for me.