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Old 01-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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Im back bitches. I picked up a 95 on friday for $1k. I drove up to Pompano Beach to pick it up. It was not easy on the eyes as the top looked like it has been in the middle of a gang shooting and it has car some dings an a minor nudge in the passenger door.



As I inspected the car I noticed that the rear end had the rubber stopper- TORSEN!!!!!!! - so I drove it around for a little bit before making the final offer. It drove home like a champ, it runs very strongz.



So now the intro is done lets get on with the good ****. First I plan on doing the preliminary maintenance, belts, fluids...etc, as IDK if it has been done already. What I have for the built is:



Braineack MS

PLX300

RX7 460cc red tops

GT2860R .64a/r

Godspeed IC

Egay piping

Egay BOV



What I need to replace/upgrade is my Manifold, MS harness, and oil feed lines. BTW the Mani is up for sale or trade. Im borrowing a camera to take pictures of the car, I dont want to hear bitching about cellphone pictures.

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Nice. Good thing you never sold the turbo! If you want a good bov, ill sell you one of my Greddys cheap
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Nice! Glad you got another car.

NOTE: Rubber damper doesn't necessarily mean it's a Torsen, but the lack of one means it definitely isn't. fwiw
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Good to hear man, get it done for the dyno this Sat...lol
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Nice. Good thing you never sold the turbo! If you want a good bov, ill sell you one of my Greddys cheap
lol thats what I said, I'll let you know about the BOV

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Nice! Glad you got another car.

NOTE: Rubber damper doesn't necessarily mean it's a Torsen, but the lack of one means it definitely isn't. fwiw
Oh thanks for killing my joy, so how do I check for sure??
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Good to hear man, get it done for the dyno this Sat...lol
I need a 1.8 mani and a different harness, I thought about it but it highly unlikely I used all my cash to pay for the car and the insurance. I have to wait til my next paycheck to do some spending I dont want to use my credit card. I'll finally be able to make it to the event though, unless I crash again of course.
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First I plan on doing the preliminary maintenance, belts, fluids...etc, as IDK if it has been done already.
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if is around when I get some cha ching in my pocket you'll hear from me
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I'll send it to you now. Pay me when you can. PM me your addy.
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Oh thanks for killing my joy, so how do I check for sure??
Power mirrors = the car is not a base model. Only the base models were equipped with an open diff, unless the car is a non-standard configuration (or an STO)

But i've been wrong before...
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it has manual mirrors.... whats the website where you can check with the vin??
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pics now damnit!
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Only pics I have right now are of the rubber stopper, and they are cell pics. I'll borrow a camera and snap some decent pics
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it has manual mirrors.... whats the website where you can check with the vin??
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If it has manual mirrors, it doesn't have a Torsen unless someone swapped it in.
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If it has manual mirrors, it doesn't have a Torsen unless someone swapped it in.
I check M.net, in the differential spotter guide and it matches for an LSD
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so you pulled one of the halfshafts out to see that it had no spider gear axle?

the only thing you can tell from that spotters guide without opening up the diff:
if it does not have the rubber thingy, then it is definitely an open differential....

its too bad this is not a 'drivetrain spotters guide'

otherwise it would detail that only cars with Automatic transmissions AND open differentials did not have the rubber damper ring.

If your car is a 5-speed, you can't use this to determine open vs. torsen
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I check M.net, in the differential spotter guide and it matches for an LSD
All that thlink that I posted said is that you have to have the A and B package to have a Torsen. So, if it doesn't have power mirrors, it doesn't have the A Package. If it doesn't have the A package, it doesn't have a Torsen from the factory unless it was swapped in. I'd say that was unlikely on a truly stock car, but you never know.
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I check M.net, in the differential spotter guide and it matches for an LSD
I hate to be the kill joy...but read the caption for that pic again...and again...and again...until it makes sense.

Sorry about the no Torsen thing...but glad you're back in the game.
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