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Old 05-02-2011, 11:12 PM   #141
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Dumb question perhaps, but what can one expect as far as labor costs go to have this installed into the carrier if you pulled the diff yourself and brought it to the shop? Doing all the necessary mods to the LSD prior, obviously.
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Rent a 8" micrometer and do it yourself. I got quotes from 120-150ish here in Vancouver. So take like 40 off that because everythig here is expensive.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:55 AM   #143
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Dumb question perhaps, but what can one expect as far as labor costs go to have this installed into the carrier if you pulled the diff yourself and brought it to the shop? Doing all the necessary mods to the LSD prior, obviously.
It's a pretty easy job, especially if you already have the pumpkin out.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:47 AM   #144
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Just ordered an OBX diff off ebay today for $299 shipped. Also got the bolt & spring kit linked here earlier (thanks guys!)

I've got full run of a machine shop and 3 years of FSAE toil behind me so the rework shouldn't be a problem. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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Sweet, let us know if you find any areas that are not true in your unit. I already gave my machinist buddy a heads up on my next project and about dustinb's findings
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I just beat the living **** out of my differential this morning and it's still holding strong. Lots of melted tire though.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:23 PM   #147
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This thread is winning.

Thank you for the youtube video too!
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:27 PM   #148
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if anything, the video tells me you have power steering.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #149
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Hmm I just got a price quote from the place I used to cryo/shotpeen/polish my r&p.

$4/lb , $16/piece :(

So I think that would be around $200 to do the planetary and middle gear? :(
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I wouldnt' even bother., remember "lifetime warranty". If it breaks, they replace it and then I would cryo.
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if anything, the video tells me you have power steering.
I power steering.
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pfft... power steering...


Anyhow I ordered some bearings from rockauto and pulled it apart today. Looks pretty nice inside. No real flaws or unfinished edges so I may not bother with the glass beading.
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pfft... power steering...


Anyhow I ordered some bearings from rockauto and pulled it apart today. Looks pretty nice inside. No real flaws or unfinished edges so I may not bother with the glass beading.
Yah it's really quite a simple part. It doesn't have the galleys/etc that the FWD ones seem to have.
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I power steering.
I makes you look like all limp wristed when you turn the wheel. I get all tough and man handle that **** with both hands.
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I get all tough and man handle that **** with both hands.
Cleaning the toilet or just watching 2 girls 1 cup?
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I am finishing up my diff. I will have it in the car for a hillclimb comp. I'm running on the 20-21st. I'll have some feedback after.

Only because I'm super ---- and have a U-blast place close by, I glass beaded it :P... sure it may have been un needed but w/e. Cost $13 to do.
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Everything is still working perfectly.
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Booom!
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Booom!

it's not may 21st yet.
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c'mon... don't say that... lol
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