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Old 01-28-2016, 11:01 AM   #1
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Question Open diff '96 to '99 Torsen swap question

hey all! Got a quick question or two for you all:

Info: '96 Miata (Base) 1.8L, 5 speed MT, Open diff, N/A induction, weight removal, roll cage, custom gauges, etc.

I have recently purchased a '99 Torsen diff that is still mounted to the front carrier assembly (see linked pic) and am wanting to swap out the open diff that is currently still in the car

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Now for the questions:

1. Is it as easy as popping the old one out, and putting the new one in, or does it need to be taken to a diff place to have it aligned?

will the axles and half shafts all play together, or will i need to get different ones (the guy i bought it from was trying to sell me some other axles from a '94)

all the help is appreciated!
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Yes, you can just put the new diff in the carrier, and yes your axles will work.
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No alignment necessary
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