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Old 04-03-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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should I buy this or not for 2001 1.6 miata? help...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/OBX-L...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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Assuming your car is non-Torsen? I'd personally just get a torsen and swap it in...
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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yes, open dif...
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:50 PM   #4
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read my faq on a RX7 lsd swap.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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Or the rx7... duh. Personally... I'd go the rx7 LSD route... I completely forgot about it.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:40 PM   #6
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yeah, since you already have an open, you can buy a rx7 lsd for $150-225, rebuild it for about $150-200 (or not). Another $100 for setting backlash (if you can't do it yourself), and you're still about half the cost of just a torsen meatball.

I just wouldn't want an OBX unit in my rear, if anything look for Kaaz or Cusco....but beware of the price tag.
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ok tnx, will rx7 diff fit in 1.6 rear end or I need 1.8?
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You'll need to do a 1.8 rearend swap. So either find a 1.8 torsen rearend... or a 1.8 open rearend and drop an Rx7 diff in there.
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is that true for the 2001 1.6?

Mazda discontinued the 1.6 in the US in 93...apparently it lived on elsewhere for a while.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:39 PM   #10
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yes, you got only the good stuf...
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Is it possible that Mazda beefed up the rear in the later non-US cars and just put a 1.6 in for those markets?
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i assumed by the link to a 94-05 LSD, that the rear was still the 7".

Davor....any chance you can snap a pic of your dif? then we can tell you exactly what will fit.

My bets are on a 7" rear with a 1.6L engine.
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i assumed by the link to a 94-05 LSD, that the rear was still the 7".

Davor....any chance you can snap a pic of your dif? then we can tell you exactly what will fit.

My bets are on a 7" rear with a 1.6L engine.
thats what I'm thinking...but I have been known to be wrong.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:39 PM   #14
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this 2 are only one I could find, my car is at friends garage being megasqwerted... I tell him to send me some pictures

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