Quaife is a company that has redefined the boundaries of what’s possible in the field of mechanical precision engineering for motorsport. From its humble beginnings in a small workshop in Kent to a now +50-year heritage in motorsport, Quaife has established itself as a world-renowned player in the performance parts market.
Since 1965 Quaife have been providing top-class, innovative engineering solutions to customer problems and have built up a solid reputation for high quality. Their long-standing involvement in motorsport and significant amounts of research and development have seen them create new products and technologies that offer benefits to drivers on and off the track. Quaife are known for producing the kind of differentials that you would expect to see only within professional racing and making those performance gains accessible for every driver – from circuit, to rallying, to road-use.
Thanks to an ongoing investment programme, Quaife now have two UK factories which when combined benefit from over 50,000 sq. ft of floor space, advanced 3D CAD/CAM design suite software, robotic 3 – 4 and 5-axis CNC machining centres and testing facilities operated by skilled personnel. Proud of their full ISO9001 quality accreditation, Quaife ensure that all of their precision-engineered work is checked to the highest standards that fulfil the needs of even professional standard motorsport.
If Quaife's impressive heritage and credentials don't convince you, the science behind how upgrading your differential could cut your lap time might. The standard 'open' differential that comes factory-fitted with your MINI limits how much power you can use to accelerate. A Quaife ATB (Automatic Torque Biasing) limited slip differential is a direct replacement offering improved handling and traction. Like the name says, it automatically biases the torque across the axle to the wheel with the most grip. As a result, unwanted wheel-spin and slip are greatly reduced, allowing you to finally exploit all of the power you've worked so hard to get out of your MINI.
Be it club racing or elite motorsport, any driver keen to improve their speed, performance and driving experience should upgrade their drivetrain components to the very best from Quaife. From sequential gear kits to professional standard motorsport steering racks and of course the Quaife ATB limited slip differentials which Orranje proudly supply for MINI drivers.
Whether you stick to the road or regularly spend your weekends on the track, Quaife after-market differentials provide smooth, constant traction suited for high performance racing or simply to make your drive more enjoyable on slippery road conditions. Quaife are so confident in the performance-enhancing nature of their products that they say drivers will notice an immediate improvement in their driving experience.
Other reasons to upgrade to a Quaife differential include its silent operation – even for low-speed parking manoeuvres – and its ease of maintenance. Every Quaife limited slip differential benefits from a durable design which retains the standard oil lubrication and has no wear-prone components that need regularly replacing. Quaife even offer a lifetime warranty, making for an upgrade which is both painless and great value for money.
Explore below the Quaife ATB Helical LSD differential for your R52, R53, R56 or F56 MINI. We also offer the bearings – see our option to add a pair of bearings to your order on the product page.