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Old 02-04-2007, 07:21 PM
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ya im raping it for brakes and diff

by the way, i freakin love that quote racer!
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:57 PM
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so 1.6 brakes and rearend on ur 97 and 1.8 stuff on ur 90..
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:46 PM
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goddamnit, i want to ******* kill the designer at mazda who decided to ditch the stubshafts for 96 and 97 models
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:07 PM
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wait...I thought it was a direct swap to the 90 if you used the half shafts and driveshaft, and complete rearend from a 1.8?
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:50 PM
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ya it is, just the axle design is a bit different, if you look at the pictures of my 90' open diff, you will see four bolts where it connects to the diff, thats the stubshaft. without being able to just unbolt it like that, you have to wiggle things around a bit more and in my case i just decided to completely remove the hub (after exhausting all other means) and swap the entire assembly because then i get the correct heatshields anyway.

edit ... im not actually done as of now, im just on a break and forsee another hour or so of work left. Then im gonna get me some beers
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:55 PM
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I heard they are a bitch...that's why I opted for the 94-95 style...luckily i was able to find them.
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so...? 94-95 style axles are preferred...and those go w/ any 94-97 torsen?
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the 94-95 style use splined stub shafts that insert into the carrier, then the axles bolt to them. the 96+ style are splined on both ends and get inserted directly into both the carrier and hub.

94 - 95 :


96+:
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:54 AM
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ah...so I have to match the carrier to the axles
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:59 AM
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nah im pretty sure you could use either axle, just the ability to split it in half makes it easier to work with. The stub half of the axle is not shown and would merely complete the 1 part axle. The only advantage i can see is it would possibly be stronger? and would save like a pound or 2.

Ok im pretty much done swapping the 90 into my 97, along with hubs, brakes, wheel bearings and whatnot. All i have to do now is tighten all the bolts and hang the exhaust and i can enjoy my now open differentiall'd 97 with 4.3 gear ratio.


edit ... took out something i didnt want to say
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by akaryrye View Post
edit ... took out something i didnt want to say
talking about my momma?
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:25 AM
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ya like about how she was gonna be yankin my stubshaft tonight
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:21 AM
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ughh im tired, but im finished as of 20 minutes ago. Took me about 7 hours including breaks and such and this is my first time messing with a differential. 2 hours was messing with those axles.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:09 PM
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well mine is stuck to WTF air chisle no joy bfh 20 lbs sledge no joy, some more wd40 and abit of cold was applied and then im gonna realy swing for the fences on it i just hope i dont put it on it's side doing it. Why does this axle always stick?
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:17 PM
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damn mine pulled right out I had the BFH waiting, but didn't have to use it.
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:20 AM
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mine took a fair bit of pounding, finally i just swapped the entire brake and hub assembly since the other cars axles were stuck as well.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:18 PM
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30 ton hydraulic press got the job done the machine shop guy said mazda/ford axles where bad about seizing like that.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:56 AM
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wow, thats crazy mang
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