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Old 04-17-2007, 09:13 PM
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So I'm in contact with a guy who is parting a '94 5-spd Miata, and is offering the whole rear-end hullabaloo for $400. So, assuming it wasn't a base model, I'd be snapping up a decent deal for a Torsen, yes?
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:21 PM
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Actually $400 is fantastic price for everything including the torsen. If it is not a torsen, don't back out. All the other parts are worth it without the torsen.

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:51 PM
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+1 - very good deal for a 1.8 driveline. You can always add an rx7 clutch lsd to it later if it IS an open.
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If you buy it, bring it over & I'll give you hand with the install. It'll probably be easier with a lift and a tranny jack.
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I appreciate it. It certainly wouldn't be fun with my wimpy little floor jack
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you dont need no stinking floor jack to install a rear end! just a friend that can remove/tighten the wings of it while you bench press it into position. ask me how i know........

(and no, I'm not a big guy, only 140lbs)
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Sounds like you had a ball. I don't envy you on that one.
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No tranny jack necessary here, either.
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But a floor jack perhaps?
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i used a floor jack.
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Hey guys, I'd be more than willing to do it in my garage with a floor jack, but if Ben is going to offer use of his lift, I can't reject his kindness.
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i used a floor jack.
+1...was interesting.
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Lol.. I weigh 135 and I pressed it up by myself... wedged my knees up against it and put the nuts on by myself.

Whats this jack and friends helping crap
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Just the jealousy talking.

They're just pissed I can do a clutch by lunch.
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I know where I'm taking my car when the trans goes - BEN'S HOUSE!
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Picked it up this morning!
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think ben will have it installed by the weekend?
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I probably won't touch the Miata this weekend, as I have to work most of it.

Oddly enough, my name is Ben also.
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