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Old 04-13-2011, 02:36 PM   #21
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The diff arrived today. Now I just have to wait for that rebuild kit. First impressions are fine. It looks like a differential and it didn't fall apart in transit. Now let me take you through a journey of unpacking it.






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Man, I could really use some tarmac control.
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Man, I could really use some tarmac control.
That got me excited too.
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I am looking forward to seeing/reading results. It would be sweet if you could get a comparison of how in tracklike conditions vs a stock torsen.
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I am looking forward to seeing/reading results. It would be sweet if you could get a comparison of how in tracklike conditions vs a stock torsen.
I'd love to, but there is no track on Vancouver Island. Well there's one track, and it's a tiny oval, and it's not open to the public. They basically do hit to pass. Yes I'm a sad panda.
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I can't wait to see how this goes over...

I'm sure someone will start offering OBX diff rebuilds soon if its good news.

I have high hopes for this. Now take it apart!
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I'd love to, but there is no track on Vancouver Island. Well there's one track, and it's a tiny oval, and it's not open to the public. They basically do hit to pass. Yes I'm a sad panda.
That sucks man. Perhaps some side by side driving impressions to sway others to do a more in depth look then?
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I'd love to, but there is no track on Vancouver Island. Well there's one track, and it's a tiny oval, and it's not open to the public. They basically do hit to pass. Yes I'm a sad panda.
Other than the regular autocrosses with the Victoria Porsche club, VMSC, and Victoria MG club there isn't much track time for the public. The VMSC does hold 2 solosprint events a year where it's pretty much the full track with no cones and includes the hairpin. June 26 and July 23 are the dates for those events, you'll need a solo1 license though.
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Have to say the finish looks nice. Mine is plain steel. So they are at least trying to improve. Waiting on the results in this thread before I order the new springs.

Guy at work bought a semi-riced out 2002 Civic for better mileage. Seller included all the paperwork on the mods (small wing, splitter, etc.) Turns out it has an OBX diff, and has run it for about 12k with no problems.
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I'd be really interested in one of these if someone can get some track time with it and show that it won't blow up or malfunction.
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This OBX diff....... Is it merely a cost effective option for those that have an open diff, or a busted torsen, or is this an upgrade like an OSgiken?
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This OBX diff....... Is it merely a cost effective option for those that have an open diff, or a busted torsen, or is this an upgrade like an OSgiken?
Well, I wouldn't compare it to a proven $1.6k diff, but it sure would be a cheap upgrade for people with open diffs like myself.
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I'd be really interested in one of these if someone can get some track time with it and show that it won't blow up or malfunction.
I Will be doing some serious drag racing with this differential. I Am launching at 4500 rpm at 5psi of boost. I Can put up 60 foot times and it's definitely a stress test.
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This may be my next upgrade assuming your install isn't horrific. Not looking forward to my own install, Someone needs to make a pnp diff. Page LEGO.
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install it quick!
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**** yeah! I was hoping that this would come back up. I looked at this the last time it was brought up. WANT CHEAP DIY LSD for my open!
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This may be my next upgrade assuming your install isn't horrific. Not looking forward to my own install, Someone needs to make a pnp diff. Page LEGO.
This is what I'm thinking. If it's better than the stock torsen, then I may get one of these when I do the 3.6 ring and pinion.
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Interested, provided it's more locked than not.
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can you weigh the OBX
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