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Old 11-05-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default rear axles?

I've done some searching and haven't been able to find out.

I currently have a full 97 rear diff set-up in my car, but it's open. I've found a 95 LSD rear diff, but everything I've found shows the axles to split in 95. this one is out of a early VIN car, does anyone know if the 97 axles will work with it for sure?

I bought a 3.90 planning on swapping to it, but I just don't think the car has enough tq to use it. anyone swapped to 3.90 and felt that life couldn't be any better?
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I've done some searching and haven't been able to find out.

I currently have a full 97 rear diff set-up in my car, but it's open. I've found a 95 LSD rear diff, but everything I've found shows the axles to split in 95. this one is out of a early VIN car, does anyone know if the 97 axles will work with it for sure?

I bought a 3.90 planning on swapping to it, but I just don't think the car has enough tq to use it. anyone swapped to 3.90 and felt that life couldn't be any better?
I know that any 1.8 NA axle will work. I have the early vin 95, and broke many axles, and put later model axles in it. It looks different, but it works. The early axles are a 2 piece unit so that you do not have to undo the spindles from the control arms. The later axles are either stronger or cheaper to make, hence the change.
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so the 94 / early 95 cars had a 2 piece axle like the 1.6's? just swap the housing and I'm good to go?
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so the 94 / early 95 cars had a 2 piece axle like the 1.6's? just swap the housing and I'm good to go?
You are good to go.
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thanks for the info M2F. just got the carrier and it does have the axle stubs. can I pop those out or are the pressed in?
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I found the title and post funny as hell.

Rear diff? Rear axles? As opposed to the miata FRONT diff and FRONT axles??

LOL just giving you a hard time
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I'm a little more concerned about the transfer case.
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it sounded good at the time...

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I'm a little more concerned about the transfer case.
front diff and the t-case are good to go.

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The 90-(~)'95 cars had split axles. The ones used on '94-'95 are not the same as on '90-'93. Apart from being split in two, they are the same as the later axles.
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it sounded good at the time...



front diff and the t-case are good to go.

There is an exact copy of that in Beamont, TX with Skyjacker suspension and I've ridden in it and it was quite entertaining.
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The 90-(~)'95 cars had split axles. The ones used on '94-'95 are not the same as on '90-'93. Apart from being split in two, they are the same as the later axles.
can I pop the stubs out of the 95 housing and use my 97 axles or do I just need to swap the carriers? I don't have the 2 piece 1.8 axles.
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can I pop the stubs out of the 95 housing and use my 97 axles or do I just need to swap the carriers? I don't have the 2 piece 1.8 axles.
Yes, just pry them out.
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muchos gracias seņor.
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