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Old 03-12-2007, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default What does it take to install a torsen?

I have a 1996 miata with a slushbox. If I wanted to put a torsen in, what would it take? Can I just pull the diff and put in the torsen or do I have to bother with axles and crap too?
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Just drop the diff, change pumpkins, and reinstall.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I was thinking it would be pretty simple, but you never know. These miata's are more complicated than they seem.

But whats with the kia motors anyways?
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More complicated then they seen? What are you talking about. I think the miata is one of the easiest cars I have ever worked on.
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I think the miata is one of the easiest cars I have ever worked on.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:59 PM   #6
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The easiest car I've worked on was the GF's old Neon. When the water pump failed unexpectedly while driving on the interstate, causing the engine to loose time, I opened the head and repaired ("straightened") the valves with a prybar and hammer. The parts store even allowed an exhange of the failed waterpump for another (the pump was a few months old at the time). $0 out of pocket

Car drove "OK" afterwards, not quite as peppy, and burned a qt of oil every 1500 miles, which was about 2x its previous rate of consumption. But it ran and got through emissions just fine. :gay:
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i like blueberry slushees
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my vw is a fuckton easier to work on...I know this because I work on it constantly.
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i like blueberry slushees
it's a fetish, isn't it..
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mazda sold the castings to kia. it happens a lot in the auto biz. it's a mazda motor.
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