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Old 05-21-2015, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question Swapping the diff over for drift events...

Hi All....


Quick question..

I have a 1.8 NA miata with an open diff.
I would like to drift it more.
This would ideally require a welded diff or LSD.
I do not have 350 for an LSD :(
I dont want to drive around daily on a welded diff.

My thoughts are: Could i buy another cheap open diff... weld it to high heaven.. then leave it in the garage until a drift event.
The eve' before (or weekend w.e) i would swap the open diff for the welded.. drive to the event.. rip it up.... drive home.. swap the welded out for the open for normal driving again.


1. How impossibru is it to change a diff this often do people think? Iv not changed one before and so i dont know if its a super huge job.. or just 2 hours under the car on stands

2. Do people think this is a good idea or a totally stupid one? (Yes i could save for an LSD and have done.. but that literally would take freakin ages im afraid)

3. thanks


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2. Do people think this is a good idea or a totally stupid one?
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>lmao</p>
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Im gonna guess your vote is against the motion? haha
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you in the wrong neighborhood..............

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Drifting a Miata in the first place is stupid....



...... On second thought, drifting anything is stupid
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<p>Dang, I was hoping to beat <span>18psi here first so I could tag <span>18psi with the new taging system. Just because I know he loves this kind of stuff.</span></span></p>
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My cozy coop pulls maaaad drifts yo, I welded it's diff
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<p>Can't afford $350 LSD but can afford to go to drift events and smash car to ****...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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but bro

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literally

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<p>Can't afford $350 LSD but can afford to go to drift events and smash car to ****...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
Bro, tires don't wear out doing dorifto and definitely don't cost nearly $350 a set themselves.
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he said 350 pounds, thats nearly enough money to buy a decent diff. You could always get that POS FC RX7 clutch pack that no one likes because its only good for drag racing and drifting.
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If you're going to just **** it up, buy a whole 1.6 rear subframe and swap the whole thing in when you need it.
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