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Old 06-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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I bought a car and parted it out a while back. The guy I bought it from claimed that it had a rx7 differential in it. After doing some research, I found that it was owned by a drifter named ej. In the video he said it had a kaaz 1.5 differential.

I've looked at pictures to try to see if I can identify it. It looks like a kaaz from pictures I've seen. I couldn't find any marking to identify it.

So can anyone confirm that this is a kaaz or rx7 or what?



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pretty sure its not An Rx7. If I remember right the Rx7 clutch type has a cast like housing rather than looking like it was machined from billet.
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From the pictures I think it could also be an OS-Giken
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I think it could be an OS Giken

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OS Giken, KAAZ, AE86 diff
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That's interesting. Is there another angle I could take a picture of to help identify?
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I say KAAZ, as it's less rounded. Just like in the Giken vs KAAZ picture.
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Take a closer picture of the adjuster thing in the middle. It will tell how the diff is setup.

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Here is my diff too. Came from a japanese car. It is a 1.5 way for sure. Didn't manage to identify it though.



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Its a Salisbury type of some sort. It is not a giken, the giken have a sort of textured finish on them and say giken on them, and the salisbury cam setup doesnt look as clean and professional as a giken. Could be a kaas or custco.
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I think it could be an OS Giken

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OS Giken, KAAZ, AE86 diff
Are you sure that order is right? I don't remember my OS-Giken as having that rounded shoulder. I'm almost certain it didn't look like that. closer looking to the middle one.

I also seem to remember OS giken logo laser etched into the cover plate on the drive flange side of the diff. Looked like the Picture on 949's website.
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Yeah the middle one looks more like a giken in that picture.
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Yeah the middle one looks more like a giken in that picture.
+1, the middle diff is a Giken.

Pretty sure the OP's diff is a Kaaz.
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Yeah, I messed up the order.
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Yeah, I messed up the order.
I got excited for a second. What do you guys think? Is a kaaz worth keeping? Or would a rx7 or torsen be better? I'll probably be driving it as a daily but I still want take it to the track. Will be na for now but want to turbo it soon.
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I'd rather have the kaaz than the rx7, but I'd rather have the torsen over both of them unless the car had to be setup in a way that could just not keep the inside rear down then I would favor the kaaz.
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Anything is better then an open.
If you don't keep the diff, what do you plan on getting?
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sell the KAAZ on cr.net, buy diff of choice?
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Welded

Ill probably use it but if I plan to get another I might consider a giken. But just because of what I've read of kaaz vs giken. I don't know enough about differentials now to know what would be better.
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Ill probably use it but if I plan to get another I might consider a giken. But just because of what I've read of kaaz vs giken. I don't know enough about differentials now to know what would be better.
Gikens are crazy expensive.
I wouldn't mind welded, I have a strong hate for my open.
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