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Old 03-07-2011, 01:14 AM   #1
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After a long night of sliding in the rain my poor torsen type 1 from a 94 R-package gave out. Im sure the numerous clutch kicks and 20psi of boost help'd kill it a little faster though. My passenger side alxe's u-joints also decided to snap and blow them selfs up.

Pics to come of the carnage once I get to work on removing everything

Im going to try and source a newer rear end for the supposedly stronger style axles that insert into the diff instead of having stubs pop out and everything being held in place with bolts. Can Anyone confirm that the newer style are stronger?

pic is from this morning after leaving it parked in a hotel parking lot.

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It was probly those heavy *** rims on your car man. I have seen nothing to denote the 2 peice axels being a weak link in 1.8 diffs.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:39 AM   #3
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Did you actually shoot that picture on a 1970's vintage Polaroid SX-70, or do you just have way too much time on your hands to fart around with photoshop?
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:19 AM   #4
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magna - are you serious, there panasport lites..

joe - LOL it's an app on my iphone that does it to all my photo's.
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IIRC the newer torsens/axles are the same strength.
MSM are the ones I've heard to be stronger.
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joe - LOL it's an app on my iphone that does it to all my photo's.
All of your photo's what?
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I did some research, if they're 16x7's, (they look too big for 15's) they weigh about 17.66 lbs. Which is very heavy.

How much do they weigh?
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Dunno, they look like 15's to me...
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In for pics.
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All of your photo's what?


OP - Sorry about your TORSEN. See link in my signature for enlightenment.
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They are the 15x7 model.

Joe- I have a program on my cordless cellular telephone that allows me to apply different filters over each photo I take using the phones built in camera.
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...using the phones built in camera.
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that does it to all my photo's.
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Is the diff. case cracked/punched? How can you tell a blown diff. when the axle is broken?
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my d5000 has a built in camera too!!!
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Sounds like the torsen is fine and it's just the half shaft thats a problem.

One of the track guys here in Cali has blown up the joint on a half shaft like that but the actual torsen diff doesn't blow often (unless you are launching/on a prepped strip).
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easy enough to drain the fluid and find out.
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panasports wieght 13-14 lbs apeice that is heavy as hell imo. Not to mention ugly.
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I believe you can use the torsen from an S2000 if you use MSM axels.
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I believe you can use the torsen from an S2000 if you use MSM axels.
It will provide proof of T2R upgrade path now!
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others have done it, it's not a new concpet.
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