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Old 12-12-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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I tried searching this site, mnet, and google, but I cant get any help, but I would like to know what is involved with swapping a 1.6 open diff with a 1.6vlsd.
IE: What, other than the diffs themselves, I would require

(read of the VLSD having their own gears on the diff spotters guide, but not sure of the compatability)
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nothing. as far as i know

why waste money? unless your's is blown just save and get a torsen
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Just the differential and the half shaft.
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In case no one had let you know, the 1.6 LSD isn't any stronger than the open version.
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In case no one had let you know, the 1.6 LSD isn't any stronger than the open version.
it is if the original is in several hundred bits.




Its a temp fix, I can't afford to drop 800 bux on a torsen, but I can baby a used VLSD until I can.

So I understand I just need the vlsd halfshaft and the diff itself? And I can reuse everything else on the 1.6 open diff'd transfer car?
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it is if the original is in several hundred bits.




Its a temp fix, I can't afford to drop 800 bux on a torsen, but I can baby a used VLSD until I can.

So I understand I just need the vlsd halfshaft and the diff itself? And I can reuse everything else on the 1.6 open diff'd transfer car?
If you find one, don't take it apart. Just unbolt the one rearend and bolt up the other.

It is way less work. You will be done in no time on the second drop.

Or do you already have a diff taken apart?

Heck, I dropped a hole 1.8 rearend, control arms, axles and all in 1 1/2hrs. The first time I did it. It is way simple.

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You don't even need the half-shafts. The stub shafts are different on the VLSD, but assuming you get those with the diff, your existing half-shafts will bolt right up to them. Propshaft is identical as well.
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You need an assembly? I've got the half shafts and entire vlsd.
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