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Old 12-07-2007, 05:26 PM   #21
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<-- not a big fan of welded diffs.

<-- thinks Lanny's specs are weaksauce.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:48 PM   #22
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Just get a spare open, weld up one of them, and swap them out before you go to the track. Diff swap is easy- and IMO would be well worth it for drag racing.
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weld it then if nothing else get another open unit and swap it back.

my old mazdaspeed 2way would chirp like crazy making low-speed corners, I liked it.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:02 PM   #24
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i have a spare open if you want it....
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:15 PM   #25
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Thanks Brain, if the welded diff sucks and I can't find a clutch type for cheap, I'll let you know. I'm thinking I'm gonna like this though, as I would overly enjoy knowing I have both tires to work with at all times.
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why, have you driven one? feels exactly like my over-torqued clutch diff.
Not a spool but i know my rx7 has some pretty tight lock up and it has made the car alot more tail happy in corners. Of course this is comming from a vicius lsd. Still tough i like to be able to accelerate in turns instead of just caost. A rx7 clutch pack etc is the real way to go about this i never rebuilt mine or measured the lockup for real but it takes a good bit to get it to slip, and it locks very quickly.
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:47 AM   #27
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Thanks Brain, if the welded diff sucks and I can't find a clutch type for cheap, I'll let you know. I'm thinking I'm gonna like this though, as I would overly enjoy knowing I have both tires to work with at all times.
I got mine on the RX7 forums for 50 bucks including circlips and stubshafts. Have you tried RX7club?
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:59 AM   #28
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I got mine on the RX7 forums for 50 bucks including circlips and stubshafts. Have you tried RX7club?
No, I have not. Wow, that's cheap for a clutch type lsd. Was it in good shape? I'll have to check that site out.
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It needed a rebuild, but yeah, it was cheap
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Kyle- what kind of car did you do it too? Was it a inependent suspenions diff or solid axle?
Volvo 242GT Solid axle.
http://www.sonic.net/~kyle/242/

It had wide tires, depowered steering, and a welded differential. Any one would have been good as stock. Any two would have been manageable. All three was no fun. Sold the car shortly thereafter.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:41 PM   #31
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Well, I do have power steering. I don't thinkg I would want to swap diffs out just for the track. I go maybe 10 times a season, so that would get old. If the welded diff does suck, I'll look into getting an RX-7 diff.
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