Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential is suitable for Mini Cooper S R53 & R56 using the Getrag 6 speed gearbox. A direct replacement for the standard Mini Cooper S R53 & R56 open differential, the Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential transforms your car's performance. Unlike a conventional plate-style limited slip differential, the Mini Cooper S R53 & R56 Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential relies on gears rather than clutch plates for its operation. That means it is much smoother in operation.
The Mini Cooper S R53 & R56 Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential never locks harshly with a set pre-load of wheel slip across the driven axle, like a conventional LSD. Rather, the Mini Cooper S R53 & R56 Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential automatically biases the torque away from the spinning wheel across the axle, to a constantly varying degree, and never locks. The Mini Cooper S R53 & R56 Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential has many benefits over a standard open differential, including maximising traction and minimising wheelspin, eliminating torque steer and snatching in front wheel drive cars compared to conventional LSD units, and a maintenance-free design which retains the standard oil lubrication.
The Mini Cooper S R53 & R56 Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential is proven in circuit and drag racing, rallying and road use, and is produced from Corus steel billets, and is CAD designed and CNC machined, then inspected to ISO 9001 standards. With over 370 applications, the Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential is second to none. Accept no imitations! Quaife ATB Helical LSD differentials are used by Ford, General Motors and Daimler-Chrysler as original equipment. The Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential for Mini Cooper S R53 & R56 is also now subject to a lifetime warranty (subject to terms and conditions). Please confirm your application using the attached technical drawing.
Posted by John Pearson on 8th Apr 2017
I installed this differential in my 2013 Mini S that is pushing 197 hp. The Quaife ATB really transformed the car. With the factory open differential, putting lots of power down coming out of a turn was a recipe for under-steer. With the Quaife ATB the car goes exactly where I point the wheels under power. The speed at which I can power out of corners is easily double what could be done with the open diff. I highly recommend this differential to anyone that wants a factory smooth drive in all normal operating conditions but really wants to get considerably more traction to the ground when pushing their Mini hard. The senselessness of operation of this diff is amazing, very smooth.