Quaife ATB limited slip differential

for MERCEDES-BENZ and MERCEDES-AMG cars

 

  • Delivers the complete power of your engine onto the road!
        
  • Amazing traction and on-limit control!
            
  • Highest quality and engineering!
        
  • High Tech – Made in Great Britain!
       
  • Unbeatable price / performance ratio!
         
  • Worldwide lifetime guarantee!

 

 

The Quaife ATB (automatic torque-biasing) differential is a unique type of limited-slip diff that provides significantly improved traction for Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG cars. Designed to overcome the flaws of conventional clutch-plate limited-slip diffs such as Drexler, OS Giken and Mercedes stock differentials, the Quaife’s clever design uses helical scroll gears that automatically bias torque to the wheel with more grip during instances of traction loss, offering a more  progressive deployment of power and without wearing or requiring maintenance.

High-performance rear-wheel drive cars become much more controllable during moments of oversteer, enabling drivers to exploit the full potential of their machines for the first time, leading to a more exciting, rewarding and rapid driving experience.

Visit the world’s largest Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG limited slip differential applications list.

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The Quaife design will work flawlessly with all OE components, will not void your manufacturer’s warranty, and comes with its own worldwide lifetime guarantee!

NOVATUNE Germany are an authorized Quaife distributor.  

 

 

Do you need a limited-slip differential?

If you think limited-slip diffs are just for track cars, think again…

All standard Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG cars are fitted with an “open differential” – a device that allows the driving wheels to turn at different speeds. The problem with the open diff is that it can only
ver apply the same amount of torque to both driving wheels, and when a wheel slips, it will only put through the amount of torque it requires to power that spinning wheel (i.e. very little).

The result is an inability to apply power to the ground during traction loss. With road cars, quick driving in slippery conditions or on bumpy road feels restricted as the open diff spins away power wastefully. Powerful cars with high torque outputs can be “undriveable” for enthusiasts.

Additionally, Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG use various electronic traction systems that curb power to the driving wheels during traction loss (indicated by the flashing traction light on your dashboard). The ESP system is designed to “curb the engine output and stop slip on the wheels”, but often serves as a further frustration when trying to push on.

Fortunately there are clever differentials that will transfer torque to the wheel with more traction rather than take it away… watch the video below to see more about how an open differential works and types of clever differentials:

 

 

How is the Quaife ATB superior to other limited-slip differentials?

RT Quaife Engineering Ltd is a global leader in the performance automotive drivetrain industry, supplying motorsport users, volume OEM and commercial customers with a wide variety of precision engineered products for cars, motorcycles and specialist use vehicles. From clubman rallying up to Formula One, tens of thousands of automotive and motorcycle users depend on Quaife products to maximise their vehicle’s performance on a daily basis, including sequential gearboxes, automatic torque biasing differentials and associated drivetrain components.

 

Quaife ATB differential vs clutch-plate limited-slip diff

Quaife’s ATB limited-slip differentials were designed to overcome the flaws of conventional ‘clutch-plate’ limited-slip diffs, offering an innovative and cost effective way to maximise your Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG traction.

Clutch-plate LSDs (Drexler, OS Giken, etc) operate using an internal spring pack and set of clutches that limit the amount of rotational difference between the driving wheels in low traction conditions. But employing this kind of LSD can be a costly investment. The wearing of clutches means it will eventually need replacing, and it is not uncommon for some to reach their useful life as low as 30,000 miles. Due to their finite life, many of them cannot be guaranteed for more than 12 months. As well as needing to “run them in”, special lubricant changes are required throughout its life.

Additionally, if high locking percentages are used, they can cause abrupt locking of the rear axle and make the car difficult to control. Many involved in motor racing (including those participating in the BTCC) converted over to the Quaife ATB from a locking LSD because of significant “snap-oversteer” out of slippery turns.

The Quaife uses a patented gear-only design that automatically biases the torque across the axle depending on which wheel is enjoying the most grip, helping to maximise traction in varying conditions. Compared to the clutch-plate LSD it is very progressive and predictable during moments of oversteer, never locking or snapping, making it the perfect differential for RWD road cars.

The Quaife design utilises non-wearing internal scroll gears so no maintenance or special lubrications are required, and all Quaifes are guaranteed to last the life of the car – backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Watch this awesome video! Chris Harris tests Birds BMW E92 335i, the first ever to be fitted with a Limited Slip Differential (LSD). 
His final comments are priceless.

 

 

What is a welded differential?

You may have heard that your Mercedes-Benz or Mercedes-AMG could have a “welded differential”.

A ‘final drive’ or ‘rear axle drive’ (also known in the U.S as a “core” or “pumpkin”) refers to the complete unit that sits between the driving wheels, distributing torque from the prop shaft to the drive shafts. Inside of the final drive you have a number of components, including the pinion gear, the crownwheel gear (also known as a “ring gear”), and the differential itself. The final drive as a whole is often referred to as the differential outside of specialist circles.

The crownwheel gear is mounted to the internal differential. When installing a limited-slip differential, you are replacing that differential only. Welded differentials in  Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG Traditionally, crownwheel gears have always been bolted to differentials. This makes it easy when installing an LSD, as you can simply unbolt the original differential and bolt the LSD on in its place.

However, Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG began welding the crownwheel gear to the differential in some of their models. This means that specialist machining and set-up is required to part the crownwheel from the differential, and holes drilled into the crownwheel, before a Quaife LSD can be bolted on.

The majority of workshops either do not have the capabilities or do not have access to this kind of machinery. So we have created an exchange program for the convenience of our customers. We can provide an Exchange Quaife Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG Final Drive – a prepared Quaife-converted final drive that we can install or ship out in exchange for the customer’s standard final drive. This avoids machining downtime, and any risks for other workshops. A surcharge deposit will be required if we ship out the exchange drive first, and then refunded upon return of the customer’s original final drive. Customers have the choice of keeping their original.

 

Quaife Limited Lifetime Warranty

The Quaife ATB Differential comes with a worldwide limited lifetime warranty.

If the Quaife is being installed by another workshop, we can provide comprehensive installation instructions to help avoid mistakes during the conversion, and can also provide technical support over the phone. Errors during installation can affect the warranty. If you are intending to use the differential for racing or drifting, please contact us first to discuss your requirements.

 

How does it affect your manufacturer’s warranty?

Installing a Quaife ATB differential will not affect other components on the car covered by your manufacturer’s warranty.

We have been directly responsible for the sale of over 3,000 Quaife ATB differentials for BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mercedes-AMG worldwide, and not a single one of these has resulted in BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Mercedes-AMG claiming a fault or defect was as a result of the Quaife installation.

Product reliability is of paramount importance to us at Birds. We will only offer products that are guaranteed to affect MERCEDES ownership and driving pleasure in a truly positive way.

NOVATUNE DELETE-R – O2 sensor simulator for lambda probe

  • stainless steel 
  • 90° for thread M18 x 1.5
  • length adjustable for different depths

In order to avoid O2 sensor failure and possible engine check error codes caused by the improved emission flow.
(For those running racing catalytic convertors or catless downpipes)

Sales price: 78.75 Euro

Installation:

Unscrew the OEM lambda probe and screw in the NOVATUNE simulator. First put the copper washer between the hexagon nut
and the OEM lambda probe thread hole.
CAUTION: The thread of the NOVATUNE simulator may only be screwed in so far that the top is on the same level
as the surface inside the racing catalytic convertor or catless downpipe (not into the direct exhaust gas stream).
Tighten up with the hexagon nut to secure. Screw in the OEM lambda probe in the NOVATUNE simulator.

 

NOVATUNE Engine Performance Upgrade for Mercedes Benz C200 and C200 4Matic (W/S/C 205) – part number NTBV20578-220

NOVATUNE Engine Performance Upgrade for Mercedes Benz C200 and C200 4Matic (W/S/C 205)
(additional control unit includes wiring)
Standard power: 135 kW (184 hp), 300 Nm (lb-ft 221)
Enhanced power: 162 kW (220 hp) / 5500 rpm, 360 Nm (lb-ft 265) / 2500 rpm
(based on 98 octane gas rating)

Sales price: 1,995.00 Euro includes 19% sales tax


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NOVATUNE Power Pedal for all Mercedes Benz vehicles – part number NTPPMB

NOVATUNE Power Pedal for all Mercedes Benz vehicles
(additional control unit includes wiring)
adjustable at 18 different characteristic lines (at the push of a button)

Sales price: 368.90 Euro includes 19% sales tax


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DRIVING DYNAMICS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS – How it works

The NOVATUNE Power Pedal is directly connected to the gas pedal (plug & play) and it improves the response of the vehicle at the push of a button. It does not give you any more horse power but with the NOVATUNE Power Pedal, the full dynamic potential of the vehicle is utilized by the optimized gas pedal feature. 

The NOVATUNE Power Pedal comes with specific vehicle characteristic lines. All possible lines can be used. There are 18 different gas pedal characteristic lines in total. They are divided into 3 selection options; each of 6 lines. You can switch the 3 selection options by pressing the central button. They distinguish themselves through their different LED colors.

Each selection is individually adjustable by pressing the plus or minus button. Select the desired gas pedal characteristic line to match your car.
The engine responses much more dynamically.

When the engine was restarted, a renewed adjustment is not necessary. The NOVATUNE Power Pedal stores the last setting.

If you are looking for a quality product, that has been tried, tested and sold worldwide – then there is only one.
Choose the brand that you can trust. Choose NOVATUNE Germany.