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Old 11-19-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default 1.6 diff's are useless. Should I go with 1.6 or 1.8

I broke our 1992 N/A trackwhore's diff in july and felt so de-motivated that didnt do anything to it until today.


1/3 of pinion rings are gone. Good news is that KAAZ LSD seems to be fine.

Now I'm wondering should I swap the LSD into the used 1.6 diff I have waiting or sell the LSD, buy 1.8 torsen with all needed parts and then find/order KIA Sportage's 4.6 R&P in it.
1.6 would cost only the shimming, 1.8 would be different story all together.
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Track or street, I'd upgrade to the 7'' ring gear in the 1.8 diff.
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1.8 unless you want this happening again.
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you answered it in your thread title.
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I'll have to source KIA 4.6/4.77 ring and pinion from some where. All ideas from where are welcome'd.
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1.8 diff
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Getting the right part only hurts once.
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I think there was a listing for a 4.7 over on cr.net
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I've been through enough 1.6 diffs to pay for a junkyard torsen. Don't be like me
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