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Old 05-11-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Angry What is the proper name for this differential part

The cone type thing that bolts up to the driveshaft..

I am trying to put get together the parts for my new rear end and need this frikken thing but I don't know what it is called. Also, are they the same for all years? I have an 03. Annnd does anyone have one they want to sell me?
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I want to say its the carrier.

But now I'm not sure.... dammit...
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Um.... that's the differential itself.
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Carrier is the thing with wings that attaches the diff to frame.

Where ever the gears are, it's called the differential...

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Um.... that's the differential itself.
I was going to say differential input. But ^^^
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Diff housing like ^^^ said or third member sometimes.
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Um.... that's the differential itself.
what's inside that is the differential...

The differenital allows each of the driving to rotate at different speeds..how is a big chuck of cast iron going to do that?

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Consensus please!

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Old 05-11-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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i think carrier or differential/pinion housing are both acceptable.
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hogshead...
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OK now somebody please sell me one.
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Third member, pinion housing, diff carrier, diff housing. All "correct".
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What's a "pumpkin"?
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What's a "pumpkin"?

the actual differential because it's shape resembles that of a pumpkin...

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what's inside that is the differential...

The differenital allows each of the driving to rotate at different speeds..how is a big chuck of cast iron going to do that?

In the picture the differential is still circled, and they are usually sold/shipped as a unit.
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yeah yeah yeah, this is what happens when a bunch of n00bs post on the internet.
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hogshead...
Never heard this one before. I love it!

Hate it when junkyards refer to the diff assembly as the third member. Maybe on an American V8, but the damn thing isn't a member at all on an IRS car.
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