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Old 11-17-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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I'm about to install a Torsen out of a 99 that was crashed. The wing on the housing broke at the relief cut.





I have a RX-7 housing ready to go:






I'm just gonna unbolt the torsen and install it into the new housing. I have the 99's half shafts also. I'm going to remove them from the spindles and put them on my old spindles, since i've already installed ES bushings with zirk fittings. Is the axle nut reusable? Is there anything else that may need to be swapped out? The seals on the sides of the carrier look ok. Anything that need to be replaced at this time?

Also on the brakes, the car sat for a couple of years, If nothing is frozen up, their good to go correct?

Thanks in advance for answering my noob questions.




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I just did this- looks all there to me. Are you sure you don't want to swap the seals? I picked up two (TIMKEN Part # 2007N) from rockauto for $12 delivered.
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Also check the air vent on the new housing to make sure it's not plugged.

And that lower left rotor looks like it has a crack in it. If so, definitely get new rotors.
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sport brakes or regular?
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I wasn't sure about the seals. I'll get them.

I examined the rear rotor closely, it looks like discoloration. I can't find any cracks. I'm gonna clean them up more, I'll look again then. If their bad, NAPA is close.

Not sports :( I had a full set of sports I sold for a song last year. I had bigger plans that didn't take into account an impending pay cut. Now I'm broke and this is what I got.
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Do you have any reason to swap calipers? can save yourself a lot of trouble and just do the brackets/rotors.
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Brain, you rock. Thanks
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