How should I price my 3.63 Torsen swap? - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to   Members

Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain discuss the wondrous effects of boost and your miata...

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2009, 02:12 PM   #21
Junior Member
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 395
Total Cats: 4

Originally Posted by ArtieParty View Post
Hustler put a lot of time and money into his car. Does that mean that his car, plus parts, plus labor equals the real selling value of the car?
Not comparable, supply and demand. Go look for a 3.63 torsen, you won't find one for cheaper than the cost of parts + labor. (edit: you won't find one, hence the OP's question)

Originally Posted by RotorNutFD3S View Post
The supply of new 3.63 R&Ps is drying up and Bill Willner's price of $425 certainly reflects the lack of supply in the market. Not to mention you'd still be in for labor (assuming you can't assemble it yourself)

Last edited by MazDilla; 02-27-2009 at 03:02 PM.
MazDilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #22
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,889
Total Cats: 25

Here is a data point, based on my experience, for this discussion now that it has expanded a bit.

I started with a stock 7" Type-II Torsen with 4.30 gears (stock '99 differential)
I purchased new 3.63 gears (~$350)
A local experienced diff builder did the gear swap for $250
I sold the 4.30 gears, which were in great condition, for $200

My net cost was thus about $400. I am not including the value of the original unit, or my labor for installation and removal of the diff assy. The latter is not applicable here. The former is.

So I think the approximate value here is whatever a 4.30 Type-II Torsen diff assy (great condition) is worth, plus $400, plus the worth of the halfshafts. That should get you over $1000 easy IMO.
ZX-Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2009, 04:29 PM   #23
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
hustler's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,930
Total Cats: 326

I just found an endless cache of 3.63 gears. You can PM me if you want and if I like you, or you can convince me to like you, I might tell you where they are.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 Yesterday 07:58 AM
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 9 11-07-2015 11:58 PM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 02:17 AM
Low oil pressure after 1.8 swap and new turbo setup JesseTheNoob DIY Turbo Discussion 15 09-30-2015 02:44 PM
VR6 to Miata Swap ScrapinMX5 Meet and Greet 8 09-28-2015 01:04 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:05 PM.