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Old 03-01-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Torsen swap now or save for OS Giken?

I have another question for the racing experts. My NB is a base with open Diff. I'm wondering what others think of my following logic.

I want an LSD, but think I would benefit from learning the cars characteristics first with an LSD. I know I won't go faster, but that isn't my goal right now. I want to learn to feel the car and improve my driving skills. So, I was thinking to add the LSD later this year. Does that sound like a good plan or will running an open diff not benefit me much?

The second thing is that I look at the price of the '99+ Torsen's with the 4.33 gearing and think it makes more sense to just pay a little more and buy the OS Giken. I also would like to add boost in a year or two (hence becoming a fan of mt.net) and think the OSG is the stronger LSD. After I boost it, would it then be smarter to move the OSG to another used axle or just replace the gearing?

Thanks for the advice in advance!
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if your boosting and can wait...save for the OSG diff and do 3.9 gears. 4.3 is super short and sucks dick... even on a 5 speed.
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I personally wouldn't spend the money on an OS Giken for the street. If you are planning on tracking it, then yes I would save for the OS Giken, but expect to spend another $200-350 to have it installed in your carrier.

BTW you can install a torsen from a 94-97 with a 4.1 as well and they are cheaper than the 99+. You only need the carrier and not the axles/driveshaft. Those can be picked up for $400-$450 pretty regularly. Most of the expensive 4.3 swaps you see are for diff/axles/driveshaft and are priced around $900-$1200.

I am actually about to sell a 4.1 LSD if you are interested. I need a 4.3 for my spec car.
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I personally wouldn't spend the money on an OS Giken for the street. If you are planning on tracking it, then yes I would save for the OS Giken, but expect to spend another $200-350 to have it installed in your carrier.

BTW you can install a torsen from a 94-97 with a 4.1 as well and they are cheaper than the 99+. You only need the carrier and not the axles/driveshaft. Those can be picked up for $400-$450 pretty regularly. Most of the expensive 4.3 swaps you see are for diff/axles/driveshaft and are priced around $900-$1200.

I am actually about to sell a 4.1 LSD if you are interested. I need a 4.3 for my spec car.
Thanks! Keep me in mind, I may go that route. Is stepping down to a 4.1 while still bone stock '00 1.8L a noticeable difference? I'm already sad that my Diesel wagon can out pull my miata on a straight. I want to be able to get around someone if I get a point bye.
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