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Old 05-19-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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I just picked up a 1.8L 3.63 lsd diff to swap into my 1992 1.6L miata. 6-speed is on the way soon. My car has ABS so I have been reading that I will need abs halfshafts or I would need to switch the ABS rings over to the new 1.8L halfshafts. The problem is I am starting to get real confused over exactly what halfshafts I can use. FlyinMiata is showing ones with ABS for $200 but they are labeled Mazdaspeed only. Other shafts I am finding are showing very narrow date ranges for what they are good for. Here is a link to the exact Diff I picked up on ebay.

Mazda Miata Turbo HighPerformance 3.63 Differential LSD:eBay Motors (item 220412428857 end time May-17-09 17:21:06 PDT)

I have done a lot of searching on here and M.net but I still don't feel like I really know what I'm looking for. Am I missing something here and making this harder then it really is. I would just hate to pick up some axles that are not correct. Any help would be awsome as I am new to diff swaps and this will be my first one.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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Just talked to Ben the maker of the Diff today and figured out the correct Axle to buy I think. Good tip he gave was to just buy the axles at the local Auto Part Store so I called O'Reilly Auto Parts - Home who took over my local Murrays Auto and they had the correct Alxes with ABS for around $100 that sure beats ordering used parts of ebay. Only downside is the high core charge so I guess I will not be keeping the 1.6L axles around after the swap.

Ben (PuddyMod) the builder of the Diff did say he could build more Diffs if anyone else needed them but price would be more then the $900 I got away with paying. 3.63 gears alone he said are running around $450 shipped. I guess Ben really knows his stuff Honda is paying quite a bit to build some special diffs for the S2000 Drift Cars. Now I just need to find a 6-speed trans for a killer deal and I"m set as far as my drivetrain goes.
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